Soon after the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid came out, consumers started complaining that the gas mileage they were getting was a good bit less than what Honda had been advertising. The same happened after the 2019 model came out, and again with the 2020 model.
Honda customers are paying the extra money for the higher MPG that hybrids are known for, but are not getting that benefit.
Honda’s website advertised miles per gallon (MPG) for each of the models as follows:
2018 model: 47 city, 47 highway
2019 model: 48 city, 48 highway
2020 model: 48 city, 47 highway
Here are just a few of the online consumer reviews for the 2019 and 2020 models that show what buyers are actually experiencing:
“MPG Way Off
My biggest complaint after 8000 miles of driving is that my MPG is 37.1. I have a 29 mile commute on flat land, almost exactly half highway and half city. I always drive in eco mode, and use the adaptive cruise control a lot. Recently had a 4 hour drive, all highway, in eco mode with cruise on only averaged 40. Supposed to be rated 48 highway. 10 MPG is a huge difference.” (Cars.com)
“Misleading Gas Mileage
I am averaging 36 mpg- not the 47 that is falsely advertised. I am very disappointed in this car and feel that Honda Corp has deceived the public.” (Cars.com)
I am very disappointed in the fuel efficiency of this car. I was able to get 44 MPG on a Ford fusion hybrid which was advertised at 41 MPG. In this car I only get 35mpg and no matter how carefully I drive I cannot seem to Break the 40mpg barrier! If I had to do it again then I would have gotten a different vehicle!” (Cars.com)
Car and trim level are great but I paid a premium for the hybrid based on EPA ratings. True mpg is 38.4 through 8500 miles. Driving style aside, most of mine is highway going 70-75 mph which isn’t speed racer. I drive In eco mode and don’t rev it out. Had a Passat tdi before this and this feels like a similar scam.” (Edmunds.com)
“48 MPG is a Joke
Don’t waste your money on a Hybrid
While I love the car, the inaccurate 48 city/highway mpg stated on the sticker makes me sour toward the car. Had I known that I was only going to average about 37 when following all of Honda’s guidelines for operation, I never would have spent the extra money for the Hybrid. I really thought Honda was better than that.” (KBB.com)
“Good overall car, way less than advertised MPG
It is a brand new car with ~ 100 miles, and it is cold about 40 degrees, but so far getting NOWHERE NEAR advertised 47 mpg. I have heard about a “breaking-in” period for these cars and I’m sure it may go up when warmer, but will have to see.” (Cars.com)
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