Last post on Jul 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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Acura TL, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#336 of 365 Re: Base TL Fuel Econ from 04-06 and 07-08 [smarty666]
Mar 01, 2010 (9:45 am)
smarty....that's the kind of MPG I like hearing about. Not sure that MPG would transfer over to a heavier SH AWD version, though. Getting close would be good, though (27MPG?).
#337 of 365 Re: Base TL Fuel Econ from 04-06 and 07-08 [graphicguy]
Mar 01, 2010 (10:54 am)
I know, I still can't believe it! is just fabulous mpg, go Shell and Acura!!!
or should I say Acura Heart Shell Gas
#338 of 365 MPG for 2010 Base TL
Mar 24, 2010 (2:50 pm)
would love to read more postings on MPG on the 2010 Base TL. Please post.
#339 of 365 2010 Base w/Tech
Mar 24, 2010 (6:06 pm)
I have owned my TL for almost 4 months and 6,000 miles. 75% highway and 25% city. I have yet to touch the the "B" trip planner. I have averaged 26.4 mpg per the computer and on a recent trip from Albuquerque to Dallas I averaged 27.2 mpg at between 75 and 82 mph. I'm pretty happy with these numbers considering the other vehicles in my fleet are a 2006 Accord EX 4 cylinder 26 to 31 MPG, 2003 Civic EX 30 to 37 mpg, and 2002 Odyessy EX-L 20 to 25 mpg. None of which come close to the performance of the TL.
#340 of 365 Base 2008 TL
Mar 22, 2011 (1:43 pm)
I have a base 2008 TL that had 13,000 miles on it prior to this trip. I always have it serviced at a local Honda dealer and just a month ago, had the oil changed, tires rotated and balanced, and a 4-wheel alignment. The Honda dealer always add's an oil additive.
We just returned from a 1941 mile trip and used 67.025 gallon. That calculates to 28.99 MPG. Tire pressure was 33 PSI before starting but I noticed it rose to 38 in the front (37 rear) on the trip.
Speeds were very high and I had many miles at 90 MPH and above.
By the way, I alternate tanks between mid grade and high grade gasoline, all BP gas. Total gas cost was $251.95 or $ 12.98 per hundred miles.
Love the car.
#341 of 365 2012 TL Gas Mileage
Feb 01, 2012 (4:22 pm)
I recently purchased 2012 TL and have 1150+ miles on it. My average mileage is stuck on 18.5 MPG. One of the reason for selecting 2012 TL was gas mileage over other car ike infinity/bmw in the segment. I was expecting it to be in low 20's. My wife drives it. 70% highway/30% city. She is very conservative driver. Dealer told me that it will increase after 1000 miles but it hasn't. I have read somewhere it takes 3-4K miles before mileage reaches it's optimum value. I would love to hear any experiences/advice.
#342 of 365 Re: 2012 TL Gas Mileage [sg5]
Feb 01, 2012 (9:01 pm)
I have a 2007 TL and found city driving with a lot of stop and go resulted in way below the EPA rating. Even driving gently only yielded 16-17 MPG. The 2011 TLs I had for loaner cars didn't seem to do much better. The only way I could get above EPA rating (22 vs 18) is to drive to avoid stopping as much as possible, coast to stops, and shut the engine off if stopping for more than 30 seconds at red lights.
Feb 03, 2012 (9:33 am)
I have a 2012 SH-AWD TL with advance package. The car has ~2800 miles on it. I've had the car only for the last 600 miles (bought it used with 2200 on it already). So far I'm averaging 21-22 mpg in combined driving. I do have to admit that since I am a fresh new owner I've "played" with the car a bit and that is probably taking a toll on the car. I've also spent a lot of time on my first two tanks sitting idle while I play with the cars electronic toys. I'll have to post again soon when I have more run time and more time that represents the typical day-to-day driving.
#344 of 365 Re: 2012 TL SH-AWD [bigdaveinomaha]
Feb 07, 2012 (3:02 pm)
I've gotten 22mpg combined on my '06 manual TL ever since I bought it in Chicago traffic. That's MID, not calculated.
#345 of 365 Re: 2012 TL SH-AWD [geekybiker]
Feb 09, 2012 (4:53 pm)
We drive 2006 TL Manual Tran. We live in the Chicago burbs. 75% hwy 25% city.
Midgrade gas, 100k
On OEM tires we were getting 27-29mpg, usually closer to 29 than 27. For the 1st 50k mi.
With Conti Extreme Contact tires we dropped to 25-27mpg, and even worse when the Conti's were brand new.
I've found that the sweet spot for good MPG is between 70-75mph. Taking it to 75-80mph can lose 1-2 mpg quickly ( maybe 3 over extended time?) You may think you're getting there quicker, but if you can make the trip w/ 1 less stop for gas, that prob. will save you 15 min, give or take
Keep the shifts close to 3,000 rpm