• fb_100000095253867 avatar Michael Posted: 9/5/2012 7:30pm PDT

    If fuel mileage is equal to or better than a turbo 4, then the refinement, smoothness, and better sound of a V-6 is preferable, especially in a "premium" vehicle. And Honda has always made engines, even their fours, which are notable for their refinement and good sound.

  • fb_100003681535900 avatar Erik Posted: 3/25/2013 7:09am PDT

    Especially when you can still use regular gas.

  • hi100 avatar hi100 Posted: 9/5/2012 4:34pm PDT

    I would prefer the V6 overall. I do not want a turbo or an sluggish 4banger. I would not buy a sluggish four cylinder.
    Like to see a V6 in the CR-V.
    Other auto makers has V6 in their smaller SUVs.

  • ts3x avatar ts3x Posted: 9/7/2012 6:50pm PDT

    If you check fuely.com, actual mpg reports on the EPA website, and other sources, it seems that CVT's have a huge spread from EPA to real world MPG's (falsely rated high), and turbo's seem the opposite (real world is better than ratings). Nissan and now Honda are jumping on the bandwagon because people will buy them just for the high ratings, with no real understanding of how the tranny works, or any knowledge of the real-world mpg differences. However, I applaud Honda on being about the only one to offer cylinder deactivation on a V6 - my gut feeling is that the Accord V6 6 speed will rival the 4 cyl CVT in real world conditions.

  • danielbmartin avatar danielbmartin Posted: 9/5/2012 11:07am PDT

    Put a clutch pedal in it and I'll buy one!

  • fb_1250722617 avatar Michael Posted: 9/5/2012 11:07am PDT

    City mileage is 21mpg. That means it probably will average around 23mpg-ish. A far cry from the advertised 34mpg highway.

  • fb_636251774 avatar David Posted: 9/5/2012 4:02am PDT

    I'd really prefer not to have a car made by a Japanese or Korean company.

  • ToyNisHon avatar ToyNisHon Posted: 1/12/2013 6:12pm PST

    First of all, the Honda Accord is made in America. The Nissan Altima is made in America. The Toyota Camry is made in America. They are made by Americans, the checks go to Americans and the taxes go to Uncle Sam. So these are American companies, which are subdivisions of a foreign maker.

  • hiptech avatar hiptech Posted: 9/5/2012 5:32pm PDT

    I find this all very ironic... way back in 1995, Honda was considered non-competitive against some models (i.e., Taurus, Camry, et. al), so Honda reluctantly released an Accord V6.

    Several years later, Acura was reviled as a non sequitur for its lack of a V8.

    Today, most have migrated to 4-cylinder engines and Honda gets chastised for continuing with a 6-cylinder that is more efficient than some competing 4-cylinder cars.

    I agree Honda has lost its way over the years and its styling isn't as avant garde as Hyundai but if they can find a strategic advantage in marketing fuel efficient V6 cars...

    Let the market decide if it makes sense for them to keep selling V6s. Its only a matter of time before they will be forced to discontinue them.

  • fb_100003681535900 avatar Erik Posted: 3/25/2013 7:08am PDT

    With 34 mpg on the highway, about the same cost as the 4 cylinder EX-L, and an extra 90 hp, I don't see the V6 going away - unless they can add at least 80-90 hp using a 4 cylinder.

  • fb_534519499 avatar Joe Posted: 4/13/2013 11:07pm PDT

    I took my 2013 Accord EX-L V6 on its first road trip. I noted the mpg on different segments from Columbia, SC to Pawleys Island, SC. The results were interesting. The overall mpg was 37. The trek on I26 from Columbia to Charleston netted me about 35 mpg. I was travelling 70 to 75 mph. In 60 mph zones, the mpg climbed to 42 mpg. In 50 to 55 mpg zones, the mpg was 44 mpg. Using the AC affects the mpg by 10 percent or so. I drove with it mostly off. Road surfaces also affect the mpg. On rough surfaces, the mpg dropped significantly. On smooth surfaces, I received the highest levels. The key to the impressive numbers is the VCM capability of the engine where 3 cylinders are deactivated under light load.