Honda Accord MPG Review

The Honda Accord offers an exceptionally roomy cabin and high-tech features. Better yet, it has impressive fuel economy.

When properly equipped, the Honda Accord earns an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG with its LX, EX, and EX-L 1.5T trims.1 That means you’ll spend less time fueling up and quickly get where you need to go.

This midsize sedan is also available as a hybrid, in case you’re looking for something even more efficient to explore the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Hershey region.

To learn all about the Honda Accord MPG, continue reading our guide below or jump to checking out our Honda Accord inventory online.

Honda Accord 1.5L Turbo MPG

The 2020 Honda Accord comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5L engine across all LX, Sport EX, and EX-L trims. Able to generate 192 horsepower, it’s paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which provides smooth and efficient performance. With this type of configuration, you can expect to earn an EPA-estimated 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG.1

At the Sport trim level, you can take advantage of a more active ride, thanks to available paddle shifters. When equipped with the CVT, this model provides an EPA-estimated 29 city/35 highway/31 combined MPG.1

Think automatic transmissions are boring? Honda Accord Sport is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission. This option, paired with the 1.5L engine, gets an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG.1

Honda Accord 2.0L Turbo MPG

If you’re looking for a performance boost, you may be interested in the larger 2.0L turbo engine. Standard on the Touring trim, this provides significantly more capability, capping out at 252 horsepower. When you opt for this engine, the CVT gets replaced with a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission.

Despite its extra dose of rev, you’ll still manage to get an EPA-estimated 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG with this configuration on Sport and Touring models.1

The EX-L trim level is slightly more efficient, offering an EPA-estimated 23 city/34 highway/27 combined MPG.1

Just like the Sport 1.5L Turbo, the Sport 2.0L Turbo is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission. This configuration provides an EPA-estimated 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG.1

Ready to get behind the wheel? Check out our Honda Accord inventory online, then schedule your test drive with the one that catches your eye today!

Honda Accord Hybrid MPG

If a high MPG rating is what you’re after, you’ll want to check out the 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid. This sedan still has a 4-cylinder engine under the hood.

Honda Accord MPG

However, it also gets supplemental power from a small, battery-powered electric motor. When you use your brakes, the hybrid system captures energy from your turning wheels to recharge its battery.

Thanks to this additional motor, the Honda Accord Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 48 city/47 highway/48 combined MPG.1 Plus, since you have two engines working together to power the car, you get a little extra energy: The Accord Hybrid offers 212 total system horsepower.

Performance & Efficiency-Enhancing Tech

Not only does the 2020 Accord feature a massive 14.8-gallon fuel tank, it also provides plenty of smart features to help maximize every drop––chief among these being an Eco Assist™ System.

Standard across all non-hybrid trim levels, this special technology helps educate drivers about fuel-efficient driving patterns. Using the instrument panel’s Multi-Information Display, it projects real-time data you can use to adjust your habits.

Additional tools designed to help you extend your trips between fill-ups include Hill Start Assist and a Remote Engine Start system.

Ways to Maintain Your Honda Accord MPG Rating

While the 2020 Honda Accord is outfitted with smart tools to cut down your weekly fuel costs, there are a few simple strategies you can adopt to extend your overall driving range.

A few of the most popular methods include:

Check Your Tire Pressure

Did you know that for every drop in PSI pressure, your MPG rating can decrease by as much as 0.2%? This can quickly start to add up if ignored for too long. Most auto experts recommend checking your tire pressure at least once per month.

While filling your tires, make it a point to inspect for any signs of wear and tear. This includes low tire treads, cracks, or bulging along the tire’s sidewall.

Limit Extra Cargo Weight

Storing heavy items inside the trunk or rear seating area puts extra burden on your engine. Over time, this extra weight can end up reducing your Accord’s fuel economy.

Our tip is to only keep essential items in your vehicle and remove any heavy items once you’re finished transporting them.

Keep Up With Routine Maintenance


Changing your oil every 5,000-7,000 miles will ensure that your engine continues to operate at peak performance and maintain efficiency.

While your vehicle is in the shop, ask to have your tires rotated and brakes inspected. Not only can this help maintain fuel economy, it also goes a long way to keeping you safe while out and about.

Schedule Maintenance at Our Honda Service Center

From quick oil changes to your annual inspection, our team of Honda certified technicians makes it simple to keeping your MPG rating high.

If you’re ever in need of a little professional advice, our service pros are always here to lend a hand. They hold intimate knowledge of your Honda Accord and can provide tips to keep it running well.

Ready to get started? Drop by during normal service hours or go online to book a time which best fits your busy schedule.

Test Drive the Honda Accord Today

Now you know how the engine, transmission, and trim-level options affect the Honda Accord MPG.

How does it feel to drive such an efficient car? If you’re in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Hershey, contact Faulkner Honda to find out.

We’ll get you scheduled for a test drive, so you can experience this sedan for yourself!


1 30 city/38 highway/33 combined MPG rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined MPG rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined MPG rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined MPG rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined MPG rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined MPG rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-package/condition (hybrid trims), and other factors.