2016 Honda Accord MPG

The 2016 Honda Accord gets 30 miles to the gallon during combined city and highway driving when equipped with CVT transmission.
Written by Cameron Thiessen
Reviewed by Amy Bobinger
The 2016 Honda Accord models with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVT) have an EPA fuel economy rating of 29 to 30 combined mpg, depending on trim.
The 2016 Honda Accord was also available with a 6-speed manual transmission, which reduces fuel economy by 3 mpg. We’ll go over city and highway fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Honda Accord, discuss how it compares to competitors, and provide some tips to help you
save money on gas
.
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2016 Honda Accord fuel economy

The fuel efficiency rating of the 2016 Honda Accord depends on which powertrain you have equipped and which trim you have.
The most efficient 2016 Honda Accord models are the
LX
,
LX-S
,
EX
, and
EX-L
trims with the base 2.4-liter engine and CVT. These models get 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway for a combined 30 mpg.
A 2016 Honda Accord
Sport
with CVT gets 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined.
Each 2016 Accord trim equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission gets 23/33/27 mpg (city/hwy/comb).
The 3.5-liter V6 engine was available for the EX-L trim and came standard with the Accord
Touring
. A V6 sedan with automatic transmission gets 21/33/25 mpg. A coupe with the same powertrain gets 21/32/24 mpg. Finally, the least efficient 2016 Accord is the EX-L V6 with manual transmission, which gets 18/28/21 mpg.
The
2016 Honda Accord has a 17.2-gallon gas tank
, and it runs on regular gasoline. Edmunds estimates that a 2016 Honda Accord LX Sedan with CVT in the state of
California
will cost $189/month to drive, while an Accord EX-L V6 Coupe with manual transmission will cost $265/month. For comparison Edmunds says the average midsize car costs $239/month to drive.

Is the 2016 Honda Accord good on gas? 

Yes. The Honda Accord was one of the best midsize cars for gas mileage in the 2016 model year, being barely outdone by competitors like the
Hyundai Sonata Eco
and the
Nissan Altima 2.5
. Both models also make use of regular gasoline.
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Eco gets 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined, beating the most efficient 2016 Honda Accord by 2 mpg.
The 2016 Nissan Altima’s EPA fuel economy rating is 27 mpg city/38 mpg highway and 31 mpg combined.

How to improve fuel efficiency for a 2016 Honda Accord

You’ll get great mileage with pretty much any 2016 Honda Accord, but EPA estimates won’t necessarily represent your real-life fuel economy. There are plenty of ways to optimize gas mileage no matter what kind of car you drive. Here are some of our top tips:
  • Use cruise control. Cruise control keeps your gas consumption smooth and consistent. 2016 Honda Accord models that are equipped with Honda Sensing include adaptive cruise control, which helps improve efficiency even more.
  • Keep up with regular maintenance. Keeping up with regular
    Honda maintenance
    such as oil changes and tire rotation will allow for optimal mileage.
  • Ease up on the gas. If you’re not using cruise control, you’ll want to get in the habit of practicing smooth acceleration and deceleration. Remember: the more you push that gas pedal, the more gas you’re using!
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