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Acura TSX, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#144 of 251 Re: l,000 mile weekend trip [nj2pa2nc]
May 07, 2007 (5:12 pm)
I WENT TO PIGEON FORGE!! THAT WAS THE GREATEST TRIP EVER!!
Anywho, again, The TSX desperately needs a 6th gear with automatic and a higher final drive ratio if it cruises at 3.6krpm. My accord(95 v6) is around 3.4krpm with a 4speed auto at 80mph! Honda definitely needs to get to it with the trannys larger(6-8speed) transmissions.
I hope the TL's rpm at 80mph isn't that high. My next car is likely to be a Acura TSX, TL, or MDX between the 2004 and 2006(07 for TSX & TL) model years.
I'm sure if the TSX had a 6th gear or higher final drive, it would cruise at 80mph at 2.3krpm. That should translate to maybe 36mpg highway. Not to mention the TSX(accord euro) diesel that gets 42mpg in other parts of the world. I'm still holding off for it ...
#145 of 251 TSX MPG
May 17, 2007 (12:08 pm)
One a recent trip to and from Vegas from Los Angeles, my 2006 TSX 6-speed manual averaged 31.1 mpg while driving averaging about 80 mph. Driving in the city (mostly traffic), I usually hover just below 20.
May 30, 2007 (9:49 pm)
The 2.4L TSX gets very similar mileage to the 3.0L Honda Accord V6, which makes over 40 more horsepower, and about 50 lb-ft of torque extra, on regular gasoline no less.
#147 of 251 Re: Fuel problem [drewba]
May 31, 2007 (10:43 am)
I just purchased a 2007 TSX AT and I hope I get the mileage some of the members have been posting. My commute is a very short 5 miles and maybe I will be on the highway during the weekend for a 20-25 mile one way trips. Are there any tips as to how to get the engine to break in properly so I get decent mileage?
#148 of 251 New TSX Mileage 500 miles
May 31, 2007 (10:57 am)
My first 500 miles of driving my new TSX have averaged 22 around town and 32 on the highway. My combined mpg to date is 25.7 with a mixture of both. These are actual figures, not based on trip computer but actual gas used.
#149 of 251 Re: Interesting [thegraduate]
May 31, 2007 (11:54 am)
The TSX is rated 2 MPG (about 7-10%) better than the V6 Accord in both city and highway, but I'd agree that it seems like the TSX's advantage should be greater.
#150 of 251 Re: Fuel problem [kris2]
May 31, 2007 (12:02 pm)
It's going to be tough to get good mileage with a 5 mile commute.
As for break-in, I drove it pretty easy for the first 5-600 miles. One thing I did was use manual mode to put it into 5th and floor it a few times for a few seconds each. I don't recall the details, but apparently the high compression of full throttle helps with seating the rings. A Google search could provide more info.
#151 of 251 Re: Fuel problem [drewba]
May 31, 2007 (4:47 pm)
One thing I did was use manual mode to put it into 5th and floor it a few times for a few seconds each. I don't recall the details, but apparently the high compression of full throttle helps with seating the rings. A Google search could provide more info.
I've heard this before too. The next best thing I did in my Accord 4-cyl (automatic) was put the car in 2nd gear, which prevents it from dropping to first (there is no manumatic in Accords). From there, I did full-throttle starts to about 3,000 RPMs a couple of times.
#152 of 251 Re: Fuel problem [drewba]
Jun 03, 2007 (6:24 pm)
Thanks. I have around 150 miles now and will drive it easy for another 4-500 miles. I will also try the full throttle.
#153 of 251 Mileage update
Jun 06, 2007 (12:03 pm)
2007 TSX Base Town 23 Highway 32 Combined 28 with about 70% Highway miles. Total mileage to date 1100.