The 2016 Honda Accord delivers impressive fuel economy, and that's not just with the base engine. We've observed surprisingly good efficiency with the V-6 in real-world driving conditions.
Accord models with a inline-4 have a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and direct injection, and earn an EPA-rated 27 mpg city, 37 highway, 31 combined.
The thirstiest model—a V-6 equipped Accord Coupe with a manual transmission—manages 18/28/22 mpg. With the aid of variable cylinder management, the V-6 can return up to 34 mpg. We've noted combined numbers approaching 30 mpg in drives of both four-cylinder and V-6 models.
Press the "Econ" button in the Accord and you get a set of fuel-saving measures that include more conservative accessory use (like air conditioning) and softened throttle response.
The even more efficient Honda Accord Hybrid won't be offered during the 2016 model year.