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You are in the Acura TSX
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Acura TSX, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#223 of 251 Re: Acura TSX Real World Mileage [1bythesea]
Dec 15, 2009 (5:22 pm)
After a few months of hand calculating the mileage on my 2010 base, I find a consistent difference of 1.5-2.0 mpg lower than the computer.
What you have described is normal vehicle operation. I've posted in the past on this board, so you may hve read what I've had to say. I'm a pinhead (hence my handle) and can tell you that in 2009 my TSX has read 9.004% higher than reality.
I think they call it marketing. I agree, though -- the actual hand-calculated MPG is quite acceptable.
#224 of 251 Re: Consumer Report numbers at 55/65/75 [phx1021]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:18 am)
....that is impressive. (Altho' circa 40 at 55 is a two-edged sword for a safety engr)
DO YOU RECALL THE MONTH OF CU ARTICLE?
Season's best, ez....
#225 of 251 Re: Acura TSX Real World Mileage [cdnpinhead]
Dec 30, 2009 (3:31 pm)
On a 600 mi round trip on the East Coast (DC-NY with fully loaded car) I got about 31 MPG in my 06 TSX 6 sp. The trip computer showed 33 MPG. The more impressive number is during the daily suburban commute (18 mi round trip) - about 26 MPG.
#226 of 251 Re: Acura TSX Real World Mileage [biker4]
Dec 31, 2009 (6:17 am)
My daily commute is ~18 miles each way, plus some running around during lunch doing errands -- averaged a little under 27.5 over a six-month period earlier this year (computer averaged 29.85 over the same period).
On a trip to Colorado & back last summer the real average was 33.3 while the computer averaged 36.3.
All very acceptable numbers to me. Car went from 14,300 to 28,500 miles this year, so it's completely broken in.
#227 of 251 Re: Interesting [thegraduate]
Dec 31, 2009 (1:01 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.
Grad, you said it first. Two and a half years ahead of this sailor.
I've read this thread from end to end (+ the AcuraZine 40+ MPG experiment.).
I may just spring for the $1200 (plus or minus) needed for timing belt, water pump et al vice laying out circa $33k for a 4 cylinder that (at best) is marginally more fuel efficient that my rocket ship Accord V-6 6M.
Don't get me wrong: the TSX is a great car. Just not that great - granted IMHO - compared to my (pink slip intensive) 6M.
Hang in there, Grad (great post!!)
#228 of 251 Re: Interesting [ezshift5]
Jan 01, 2010 (3:08 pm)
good to hear you love your honda accord as much as I do my 06 6MT tsx. My mom owns an 08 accord v-6 so I get to drive it when I visit her. The last time I drove it from where she lives in NJ to my home in NC I figured the MPG at 27. I prefer my tsx. Bought it new 11/06, now has 96,000+problem free miles.
Jan 01, 2010 (3:23 pm)
I have an '08 TSX and I have recorded every fill up since I have owned the car. Typically the trip computer reads 1.4 to 2 MPG over the manual calculation. Over the life of the car, the average error has been 8% over the actual mileage.
#230 of 251 Re: Regular Unleaded vs. Premium Unleaded [blueeyedmurder]
Jan 05, 2010 (7:49 am)
Thinking about a 2006 and up TSX, if most people are getting 27 plus MPG, that's good enough for me. I did test drove a 2007 Accord v6 coupe and although it was quick the nose heavy, torque steer feeling bothered me. Great car, but the handling was just too "mushy".
As for the Sammy Hagar comment, I must agree, simply inexcusable, for shame!
I have a saying about Sammy Hagar, "Sammy Hagar is as bad a song writer as Jack White is a good one."
#231 of 251 Re: Regular Unleaded vs. Premium Unleaded [gregrnel]
Jan 19, 2010 (6:41 am)
I did test drove a 2007 Accord v6 coupe and although it was quick the nose heavy, torque steer feeling bothered me. Great car, but the handling was just too "mushy".
Agree with all of your points.........in strait line acceleration (which is all I really do), the car is superb. Yes, the torque steer can be noticeable (I don't toss the car much), but the hard to believe fuel numbers provide a great boost for purchase revalidation.
I like the TSX - but the fuel numbers barely surpass the 6M Accord. (We won't even address the performance differential).
It's all good.
Jan 20, 2010 (3:30 pm)
picked up the car today with 23 miles on odometer and MPG was 30. no driving over 70. 4cyl auto non tech
to early to tell if this is going to be that good or what, but I am light on the gas with all cars I drive.