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Acura TL, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#2 of 365 Re: Acura TL Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 02, 2005 (12:19 pm)
In 15 months of driving, mostly without use of air conditioning and after the first 2 months of break-in driving, I have consistently obtained about 24 to 27 mpg in-town, and 29 to 31 mpg on long trips. My 2004 TL is a 6 speed manual with high performance all-season tires, which were swapped with hp 'summer' tires at initial purchase to improve wet weather traction.
#3 of 365 Re: Acura TL Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 02, 2005 (2:59 pm)
'04 TL, auto, non-navi, Bridgestone EL42 inflated to 32-35 psi. City: 21-23 mpg, Highway: 29-33 mpg. If you put your right foot into it, you are going to see 16-18 mpg city, and you'll wear out the brakes and tires pretty quickly, too.
#4 of 365 Re: Acura TL Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [ed31cincy]
Jun 02, 2005 (3:48 pm)
04, Auto, Navi, with 32k. I do 98% highway driving with a 92 Mile commute each way on 65mph highways( which actually means 80mph+ during rush hour). My A/C is always on and I always put 93 octane in, and I average 27-29mpg.
#5 of 365 Those are some pretty impressive MPG numbers!
Jun 02, 2005 (4:39 pm)
You guys driving TL Hybrids?
For me, pure highway driving would be about 31 - 32 mpg.
Semi city - about 21 - 23 mpg
Pure urban driving - 16.5 - 19.5 mpg.
But here's the kicker. Those numbers are based on imperial gallons, which is 20% larger than US gallons.
#6 of 365 Re: Acura TL Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Jun 02, 2005 (8:50 pm)
24/25 mpg with speed avg 31mph for the last 6k miles. (70 miles daily)
City driving about 50% 25-40mph speed limit
Highway 55-65 mph speed limit.
Mostly using 93 octane gas but lately I use 50% regular and 50% premium. It turns out the mpg gets better (dont whether it may works on other car) by 1 mpg from 24 to 25.
It got worse to 21 mpg once before the 2nd service 13k miles but it went up again after I used a $7 fuel system cleaner and had the car serviced the next day as required by the computer.
#7 of 365 '02 Type S w/ 42k Miles
Jun 03, 2005 (7:51 am)
18.5 mpg so far with two tankfuls of gas and one month of ownership. Almost all city/suburban roads with some hard accelerations.
Jun 04, 2005 (7:49 am)
I get 30 mpg in commute (25 mi one way commute 65 max flat and steady)
I get 32 on highway light load little AC
I get low 20S around town.
this is consistent with my 04 TL.
Aggressive driving lowers all this greatly. I imagine few people drive the way I do.
It shows this wide tired hvy car is quite efficient overall. Motorweek and other testers have been very impressed with long term mileage. Most report mid 25-26 overall during 20 k miles--not bad at all.
Jun 04, 2005 (5:31 pm)
In mixed local/highway commute, 40 miles/day. Average speed around 30mph.
#10 of 365 MPG so far......
Jun 11, 2005 (9:18 am)
Just a little over 575 miles. My last two tank fills have yielded about 17.6 to 18.1 MPG in 90% urban driving and trying like h^%^ to keep my nervous foot of it.
I can hardly wait to take this baby up the coast...I anticipate great MPG's.
My last car, Infiniti i30T had actually better MPG around town, 18.5 to 20.5 consistantly.
Interesting because I almost went for a G35 which EPA's at 18 town vs. 20 for the TL. I would hope that with time the TL will yield better town MPG.