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Hi! I just bought my very first Honda, my very first brand new car, and my very first Hybrid. My previous primary vehicle was a Jeep Wrangler with no extras except audio so this is a huge learning curve for me.

If anyone can help me figure out how to maximize my fuel economy to get closer to the 47 mpg that Honda sells, I would be most appreciative. I do realize that going from a V8 4 wheel drive 15 MPG Jeep, that I shouldn't complain too much about my 30 mpg that my accord gets but I'm a little on the "let's see what this thing can do" side. So any advise on that helps a ton.

Also, If anyone can tell me any reason why my ACC with low speed follow would turn itself off while following someone in traffic....in the middle of a stop, it disengaged.....I could certainly use the advise. My jeep didn't even have cruise control so this is an entirely different animal. I've asked the dealership where I purchased it and I'm getting mixed information. Sales people are never going to admit that your brand new honda may have an issue, so I thought I'd bring it here and see what you actual Honda owners think.

My car is the 2019, Accord Hybrid Touring trim if that helps.
 

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Quick tips for now...….

Read the whole thread listed in this forum about low MPG,
There are some good tips and a few bad ones.

But, in general...…..Your car will do better in stop and go than on the highway, it will do better at 60-65mph than 75-80mph, short trips less than say 5 miles will yield much lower mpg due to engine warm up bringing down the average, use your regen paddle shifters(saves your brakes while charging your battery), use your seat cooling fans more and your air conditioning less, use your seat heaters more and your engine heat less, use Econ mode as much as possible and use Sport mode as little as possible, make sure your tires are filled to at least 33psi, cold weather will zap your mpg, your car will love 60-85 degree outside temps, don't punch it from the red light, learn to lift and coast as much as possible when you see traffic or a red light ahead and regen with paddle shifters when you know you will be stopping ahead, park in the sun in the winter, park in the shade in the summer.
I have 900 miles on mine and am at exactly 48mpg average.

You sound intelligent, you will get it, give it time, it's a fun car and the Touring is really an entry level luxury ride. Excellent value.
I have the same car.
 

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Welcome to the forum and the hybrid world. I have the 2018 base hybrid. Good advice so far. Consider using the "range & fuel" gauge option for the left pod on your dash. As much as possible keep the indicator in the very first section of the blue and never above the second tick mark that's at roughly the ten o'clock position. If it's going higher than that you are really heavy on the throttle. You'll learn and adapt as you go along. Good luck. Post a pic or three when you get a chance.
 

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LSF will follow to a stop and after you have been stopped for around 2 seconds it will say stopped under the MPH readout when it does this you either have to tap the gas or the resume button to get it to continue following, I'm not sure why they do this (probably so you don't decide since your stopped to look around the car for something and not notice that it is going again).
 

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LSF will follow to a stop and after you have been stopped for around 2 seconds it will say stopped under the MPH readout when it does this you either have to tap the gas or the resume button to get it to continue following, I'm not sure why they do this (probably so you don't decide since your stopped to look around the car for something and not notice that it is going again).
I'd been trying to figure out why the car would sometimes restart by itself, and other times require me to restart it. I thought maybe there were two modes, but couldn't figure out how I got into one or the other. Is this documented anywhere, or did you just figure it out?


And is there a visual clue - like "STOPPED" blinking, or not? I need to experiment.
 

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I have soured a little bit on my 2.0T and have been toying with trading it in for a Hybrid. After reading this thread, I am now re-evaluating the Tesla Model 3 : Tesla vs Accord
He ignores cost of the time you sit at a supercharger on a road trip waiting for your car to charge.
He ignores the cost of having an electrician put a 220v line into your garage.
He ignores that Tesla might go out of business and Honda won't.
He ignores the horrible build quality and fit and finish of a Tesla S, nevermind a 3.

I wouldn't take a Tesla for free over my HAH.
 

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I have soured a little bit on my 2.0T and have been toying with trading it in for a Hybrid. After reading this thread, I am now re-evaluating the Tesla Model 3 : Tesla vs Accord
We had 2 Tesla Model 3 reservations for 2.5 years waiting on the base or plus version.
We couldn't wait anymore and bought a 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring.
6 months later after purchasing the 2018 the lower version Model 3's became available slowly.
Although we love our Honda's very much, we feel it's a distant 2nd place to what we would feel had we been able to hold out longer and purchase the 3's.
My advice, buy the Tesla.
It's a world ahead of any other car.
Charging is very quick now.
Go do your research, test drive it.
The 3 gets over the air updates all the time. Constantly improving.
Our Accords are what they are forever.
If you don't buy the Tesla go with the Accord Hybrid Touring.
It's a much better value and gives you much more than the Camry Hybrid.
Good luck.
Keep us posted on what you do.
 

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I have soured a little bit on my 2.0T and have been toying with trading it in for a Hybrid. After reading this thread, I am now re-evaluating the Tesla Model 3 : Tesla vs Accord
I hope reading this thread does not lead you away from the Hybrid! I bought a used 2018 Hybrid Touring with 7k miles on it, and for the first week or so, I was only getting 33- 36 mpg. But ever since that time [7 months], I've learned how to drive it and have gotten an average of 47 mpg on-the-nose! It is my 6th Accord, but first hybrid and I absolutely love it.

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Hi! I just bought my very first Honda, my very first brand new car, and my very first Hybrid. My previous primary vehicle was a Jeep Wrangler with no extras except audio so this is a huge learning curve for me.

If anyone can help me figure out how to maximize my fuel economy to get closer to the 47 mpg that Honda sells, I would be most appreciative. I do realize that going from a V8 4 wheel drive 15 MPG Jeep, that I shouldn't complain too much about my 30 mpg that my accord gets but I'm a little on the "let's see what this thing can do" side. So any advise on that helps a ton.

Also, If anyone can tell me any reason why my ACC with low speed follow would turn itself off while following someone in traffic....in the middle of a stop, it disengaged.....I could certainly use the advise. My jeep didn't even have cruise control so this is an entirely different animal. I've asked the dealership where I purchased it and I'm getting mixed information. Sales people are never going to admit that your brand new honda may have an issue, so I thought I'd bring it here and see what you actual Honda owners think.

My car is the 2019, Accord Hybrid Touring trim if that helps.
Good news it will get better as you drive it , I have mine (2018) with 20,000Km on it plus 2 full winter in Canada , You need to drive with the right foot , acceleration is crucial as it stay in electrical mode until 40 KM unless you press the gaz pedal too much , my average is 5.0 Lt to 100km and in winter with heat on it goes up to 6.0 lt per 100Km, keep looking at it and use that right foot in a gentle way..
 
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