Consumer Reports says 2014 Accord Hybrid failed to achieve rated mpg

Article by Christian A., on May 31, 2014

The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid vowed to return 47 mpg of fuel mileage, as per Environmental Protection Agency city/highway window sticker rating, but it failed to live up to its promise, according to Consumer Reports.

The 47 mpg rating of the 2014 Accord Hybrid makes its most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the US, but road tests by the magazine showed that it only averaged 40 miles (64 kilometers) per gallon of gasoline in combined city and highway driving.

That is a 7-mpg difference from what consumers could really get from their Accord hybrid, when the EPA rating was supposed to show the actual fuel economy of new cars and trucks.

Jake Fisher, director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, remarked that EPA tests often exaggerate the fuel economy of hybrids. Consumer Reports added that the Accord hybrid scored lower than its four-cylinder engine gasoline variant on factors like ride comfort, emergency handling and cabin noise.

This is not firm time that Consumer Reports revealed a significant gap in the fuel economy. It did so with the Ford Fusion and C-Max hybrids in 2012.

The magazine as well other reviewers have already remarked that EPA tests are not accurate in reflecting real-world driving conditions, the agency has yet to modify its methods for determining the mpg figure.

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