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Acura TL, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
Feb 02, 2009 (5:05 pm)
Hi, I have an 08 TL with approx 2000 miles on it. I mostly drive in the city on roads where the average speed limit is about 40-45 mph. My trip computer shows 15 mpg - today I was observing the range and it dropped by about 20 miles when infact I had driven just about 11 miles. I am not an aggressive driver however most of my trips are short - I drive on an avg 15 miles/day.
Should the fact I mostly drive on city roads for short trips bring down my mileage so much?
#313 of 365 Re: Acura TL mileage [flanker0219]
Feb 08, 2009 (5:39 pm)
Short trips are killers plan and simple, the car takes a few miles to warm up and until then the MPG is going to be off. In winter the warm up time is longer as the temp is colder. I drive 18 miles to work and at average back roads speed of 40-45 MPH with lights I get 24-25MPG on way to work as there is no traffic, same trip home with traffic I am lucky if I get 20-21MPG and the trip home takes 15 minutes longer due to traffic. Short trips of a few miles and I get horrible MPG. The GF has a CRV, gets 23 MPG on decent 18 mile commute for me, her commute is 6-7 miles and more traffic and she gets 19 MPG, car is warming up half the trip and then the traffic kills it.
#314 of 365 Long, fast trip in 3.2 TL
Mar 11, 2009 (3:53 pm)
Just back from a 2338 mile trip in our 08 TL 3.2. Got 27.6 MPG.
Same trip in November we got 26.8.
First trip when we left had just 870 or so miles. This trip started with 3534 miles on car. Maybe it will continue to get better. Has a long way to go to match same trips in 00 3.2 TL where we got right at 30 MPG.
Speed was very fast as usual.
Before leaving I installed 3M clear protective covering myself and it worked great.
Mar 15, 2009 (3:21 pm)
Hello: Quick ski trip to New Hampster for my birthday in my '05 TL Auto:
Avg. Speed: 48mph
Avg. MPG: 28+
Per the OBC.
Skiing was great!
Jun 16, 2009 (1:04 pm)
Does have any 2009 numbers for the newest generation TL?
#317 of 365 Re: 2009 MPG? [guyverfanboy]
Jun 17, 2009 (1:33 pm)
I have a 2009 TL w/Tech with about 3100 miles. Per the trip computer I have gotten 23.2 mpg over the 3100 miles. I would say you should expect 25-26 on strictly highway driving and 21-22 for city driving.
#318 of 365 Re: 2009 MPG? [neiman]
Jun 19, 2009 (12:34 am)
how fast do you usually go? I try to go around 65 MPH to get the maximum gas mileage.
#319 of 365 Re: 2009 MPG? [guyverfanboy]
Jun 20, 2009 (2:58 pm)
Just returned from a 400 mile round trip on two lane highways. Used cruise most of the trip set at 61. OBC totaled 32.5 mpg when I pulled home into the garage with our 09 TL with tech. Very happy with it after 6000 miles.
#320 of 365 Re: 2009 MPG? [markcp]
Jun 21, 2009 (11:19 am)
I had a 2009 TL w/tech for over a week while my 2007 TL was in the shop. Most of the driving was the same city driving I do in my 2007 TL and the computed mileage (miles driven / gallons used) was actually lower than my TL (18 versus 20). All the city driving was conservative - gentle acceleration, letting the car slow down normally versus maintaining speed up to red lights, etc. I expected slightly better mileage from the 2009 since they are both rated at 18 city but the 2007 rating were about 10-20% high and the 2009 ratings are supposed to be much closer to actual driving. I only got to drive about 60 highway miles and it averaged about 2 mpg less than my 2007 TL (26 versus 28). Mileage computer always showed about 10% higher than actual (which is about the same as my 2007 TL). The one thing I could never get a clear answer to was whether the dealer's loaner cars were filled with regular or premium. Based on how much acceleration the 2009 TL had I'd be surprised if it was filled with regular (my 2007 TL shows a noticeable drop in acceleration if filled with regular). Since I didn't get to refill it from near empty I also didn't get to test whether a complete ECU reset like I do on my 2007 TL every few fillups helps improve the mileage.
#321 of 365 Re: 2009 MPG? [markcp]
Jun 22, 2009 (4:38 am)
To verify the OBC on this trip, I check actual miles to actual gas at fill up. Came in a 33 mpg. My wife has been getting around 25 mpg with mix of small city and highway.