Last post on Oct 14, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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Acura TSX, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#242 of 251 Re: 2010 TSX not so great on gas [aspiceno]
Jul 27, 2010 (8:06 pm)
Generally, with the same percentage of driving, my 2010 TSX 4-cyl averages 25-26 mpg (hand calculated) or 27-28 mpg (MID). A recent 300 mile trip, 98% highway driving, average speed of 73 mph, air set to 74 degrees, flat roads, two adults, some luggage the car was getting 34.5 mpg (hand calculated) or 36.5 mpg (MID) using premium fuel. The car had approximately 11,500 miles on her. I have noticed the mpg's, particularly highway, have increased since inception.
I don't believe most people are seeing mpg's that low for your city to highway ratio. The TL (V-6) loaner was getting 21.6 (MID) under the same driving ratio. Perhaps a trip to the dealer is in order.
#243 of 251 RE-SUBMIT of "2010 TSX not so great on gas by aspiceno
Aug 24, 2010 (10:19 am)
Hello, two messages back, I complained that "I'm averaging 21.5 MPG.....this is the 4-cyl TSX reality." Well, I'm going to have to correct myself.
I have kept careful records since I purchased my 2010 4 cyl TSX on April 4, 2010.
It appears that my original conclusion that I was getting 21.5 MPG is incorrect.
I have gone over my records a number of times, and the facts simply do not lie:
I am actually getting 24.9 MPG, with 70% city driving, and 30% highway driving.
I have driven about 2000 miles to date.
My full faith in Acura has been restored!
#244 of 251 Re: RE-SUBMIT of "2010 TSX not so great on gas by aspiceno [aspiceno]
Aug 24, 2010 (10:54 am)
Good to hear that. With my 06 tsx 6MT I average over 30MPG with mostly highway driving. My car, bought new 11/06, now has 110,000+ problem free miles. Love it.
#245 of 251 Paddle Shifters - do they do anything?
Apr 24, 2011 (5:26 pm)
Okay, so I wanted to know if anyone else had the same feeling about this: I feel when I use my paddle shifters to shift the gears up, my avg MPG is actually lower than when I drive normally. I have a 2010 TSX 4cyl
I usually get around 27.5 mpg in the city (well, it's a 4 mile drive with 3 stoplights...so it's probably a little higher than most city driving) without shifting up. When I do try shifting up, I get around 25 or so. My hand calculated is pretty similar to the numbers aforementioned. I try driving the exact same way, I keep my acceleration less than 3500 rpm, didn't have to run the AC either time.
Also, does anyone else think their car's range calculator is screwed up? One minute it says my range is 400miles and 2 miles later, it'll say 325 miles. Then, the next time i start up the car, it says my range is 380 miles...this crap happens to me all the time - should I bother the acura dealer with it?
#246 of 251 Re: Paddle Shifters - do they do anything? [texastsx]
May 01, 2011 (3:49 pm)
The AT simply shifts better for better mileage that you do. 3500rpm is too high to shift at for good mileage.
The car computer's mileage numbers change all the time depending on driving style. If you do steady 50 mph you could get 500mile per tank, but at 80 mph or a lot of city type driving that would drop to maybe 300. There's nothing wrong with the car.
#247 of 251 MPG on TSX V6 ?
May 25, 2011 (11:39 am)
Anybody has an experience with the real MPG for the V6? Looking to buy a used TSX and the selling price between 4 cyl and V6 are roughly the same.
#248 of 251 13L/100km in city
Jul 25, 2011 (6:16 pm)
I am currently driving consistently in heavy traffic and city and barely being able to cruise for long periods of time. I am in Toronto and we just went through 2 weeks of almost complete drought with temperatures hovering always around 40 degrees celsius. I got an average of 12.5L/100km on my last tank. I wonder if thats ok. That last tank was on 87 octane, I blast the A/C cause of the heat and I also dont drive particularly economically. Mine is an 08 5 AT.
Can someone give me their numbers under similar circumstances??
#249 of 251 Re: 13L/100km in city [hda6spmt]
Jul 25, 2011 (6:39 pm)
I got an average of 12.5L/100km on my last tank.
Well, if my conversions are correct, 12.5 litres/100km equates to ~18.8 mpg. You didn't say whether your TSX is 4 or 6 cyliner. Mine's a 4 and I am lucky enough to be able to drive to work about 75% on freeways running at 50-70 mph, with the balance on arterial city streets with lights about every mile, at 45 mph. I average ~27.5 mpg in the winter & ~26.5 in the summer. I live in Phoenix where the summer high temps are between 105 & 115 deg F (40 - 46 deg C). Those numbers are real mpg calculated at each fill. The computer always reads high, between 5 & 8%, something I've complained about earlier on this board.
You're definitely low, but perhaps not so bad if you mostly drive in stop-and-go city traffic with lights every few blocks, and you're driving the 6. On the highway you should do much better, and you'll also do significantly better once the engine is completely broken in.
Hope you enjoy your car as much as I do mine.
#250 of 251 '09 tsx 6 speed
Oct 01, 2011 (7:12 pm)
I just bought a 2009 Acura tsx 6 speed. I reset the computer and drove about 25 miles (mostly highway). I realize the number is a little bloated but I averaged about 37 mpg on the highway. After a few days my mixed city/hwy is about 32mpg. That number includes a few times of really punching it.
Those of you getting lower numbers... 1. you probably have an automatic (manuals typically put up much better numbers)
2. you need to learn to do some mild hyper milling. google it.
#251 of 251 Re: '09 tsx 6 speed [yakapo]
Oct 14, 2011 (5:56 am)
Well, I've given up on hypermilling... it was easier to drive slow when the car was new. Every stoplight I had someone in a huge suv tailgating me to the next red light.
Now my avg. is about 31 mpg (on the display). My guess is the actual mileage measured at the pump would be closer to 30mpg.