2013 Honda Accord EPA-Rated at 36 MPG
Those numbers come from the base engine, the new 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque, but only in combination with the optional Nissan CVT gearbox, which also gets 27 mpg city for a combined 30 mpg.
With a manual gear box, the Accord returns 34 mpg highway, 24 mpg city and 28 mpg combined.
These improved figures are largely down to the new transmission and the direct-injection system, but also to smaller changes like the introduction of an electric power steering system.
The 3.5-liter V6 Accord isn’t bad either, returning 34 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined and 21 mpg city.