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The 2009 Honda Accord diesel looks set to make up for the mileage shortcomings of the soon to be deceased hybrid model in a big way. The new diesel is apparently derived from the 2.2L diesel that is currently available in European market Accords, one of which was shown recently with with a new emission control system at a diesel conference in California. That car is apparently capable of 52mpg which, if replicated by the production version, will put it well ahead of anything else in its class. The best part is drivers will never have to add any urea like they do with the BlueTec diesels from Mercedes and VW.
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      • 7 Months Ago
      I would buy a diesel accord if these milage estimates are anywhere near correct.
      But why not a smaller one like a 1.3 diesel fit
      that would get 60 mpg .I currently have a golf
      tdi automatic that has a 1.9.This car gets
      43 around town and 48 on the highway. I am sure it
      could be done.I think americans want high milage
      cars . most of us can't afford to run suv's anymore. I see them for sale all the time now.
      I will hang on to my v dub until japan brings a 50 state diesel to the us.
      • 7 Months Ago
      Just to annoy those in the US, I own a European Accord Tourer 2.2 i-CDTi Exec.
      That's a 'wagon' in American.
      I get 40 to 45 UK mpg (depending on town vs long journeys) which is 33 to 37 US mpg.
      • 7 Months Ago
      WAKE UP PEOPLE did you ever hear of a honda civic VX , this was a honda that acheved 63 mpg . made the front cover of magazines in 1995 .standard honda 3 door body . Where is this engine now? if it was in the new FIT it should get 70 mpg . The FIT is smaller & lighter . No batteries and the B/S
      In 2003 there was a mandate for auto companies to have 10 % of there fleet Zero emmission to help promote electric vehicles. Mandate lobbied and dropped in 2004 , by big OIL . LOOK up the ford think mobility , Not the GEM , this car is from Norway . Look up the MDI air car , A car that runs on compressed AIR like an air tool .

        • 7 Months Ago
        i have never seen any civic vx that get close to 63mpg rated. all cars before 2008 were rated on the flawed epa scale from the 70s. civic vx gets 45mpg for most people
      • 7 Months Ago
      I was reading a review on the Accord diesel that is available in Europe and its combined gas mileage is 52. It list the highway (extra urban) mileage at 62.
      • 7 Months Ago
      diesel accord wagon please, please bring the wagon back to the U.S.
      • 7 Months Ago

      I would like a CRV with diesel and a bigger sunroof.
      • 7 Months Ago
      Whoa! How do we know this story about availability of the 50-state Honda diesel being moved up to MY'09 is even true? What's missing is 1) the name(s) of the Honda exec(s) who said this (or at least the customary "on condition of anonymity," etc.), 2) confirmation from the business world, 3) confirmation from American Honda, or 4) confirmation on any Honda Web site.
      • 7 Months Ago
      Good discussion above. I drive an 02 Golf TDI, 40mpg running B100.
      no petro except when temps get to 25F. would love to see Honda get
      into the market with a small wagon, Civic size. Our other car is an
      05 TDI Jetta - mileage slightly better, quieter, a bit slower pickup.
      the Golf has 140k miles. runs like a top. Use B100 in the Jetta,
      too. these are heavy cars - 2950lbs. could be lighter and even
      better milage with no loss in space.
      • 7 Months Ago
      I think what is missing here is some common sense.

      The Accord diesel in Europe achieves this great fuel economy.

      Honda modified things so the engine would meet US diesel emissions standards (more strict than in Europe).

      I suspect the actual production version will return highway mileage in the high 30s, low 40s.

      Still not bad, but a letdown (again) for anyone looking for Honda to be truthful about fuel economy (hybrids).
      • 7 Months Ago
      What will it take to get the diesel police to let us have these cars?How about the recolinazation of the US by Mexico.
      • 7 Months Ago
      Comment on the geo metro (suzuki)it was rated 51 hwy and 37 city mine got 48 hwy though I drove at 5 miles over the speed limit for 8 hours solid, and 33 city, these are "real world" mpg, and if it was in hills or mts forget it, down to 35 hwy. The car was a tin can, and very very small 1/3 the size of the accord. and 60% lighter
      In windy weather it got 5 miles less mpg!, I drove 50k a year with it 2 years it totally fell apart at 129k lots of repair issues, so if you drive 10 miles under the speed limit on a perfect day, down hill ,60 mpg, maybe
      • 7 Months Ago
      I have never been more disappointed than when they stopped the Honda Accord wagon. I would be seriously inclined to buy the first Diesel Accord and jumping for joy if it also came as a wagon. I am tired of being force fed the crossover auto market and refuse to purchase a new vehicle until the market offers wagons other than the high end versions that I cant afford.
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