Last post on Aug 08, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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Acura RSX, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#12 of 21 Gas Saving Article - REALLY GOOD!!
Jul 11, 2006 (9:19 pm)
Really helped me- just wanted to share
Ok so ive pretty much heard all the common sense as well as lousy gas saving tips. but this one was really interesting, and it answered pretty much all my questions.
i like it alot! so just sharing the 'green'.
what do you guys think?
Oct 17, 2006 (2:45 pm)
I am checking my mileage on the current tank. The reason: It's a lot better than I expected. All I know is that my Chevy Malibou ate at least a tank a week. I'm pretty sure the tanks are about the same size and I'm barely using 3/4 of a tank with the Type S I bought in July. I'm almost certain I'm getting measurably better than the 24 (or so) mpg that it's rated at.
#14 of 21 mileage
Apr 06, 2007 (10:22 am)
Averaging 27 mpg this winter.Combination city and highway
#15 of 21 A bit less
May 04, 2007 (5:32 am)
I just got a 2005 Type S with 24K last week. Filled up this morning and calculated 24 mpg. But that's probably cause I'm still doing stupid things like hitting the red line in 1-3. I also wish there was a 7th gear for highway cruising. Anyone got an ideal speed I should try to keep? 80-90 is not it.
#16 of 21 Re: A bit less [jeadly]
May 05, 2007 (7:29 pm)
For your best highway MPG, stay below 75 mph and use your cruise control. In stop-and-go driving, you should be in 5th gear at 45mph. I'm guessing that you can get 6th gear at 50mph. Check your owner's manual. It covers all engine/transaxle configurations. With gas over the $3.00 mark, I would nix that red-line action
#17 of 21 Re: Actual MPG [mlewandowski]
Sep 13, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I had a 2005 RSX Type S... and during a round trip from Baltimore to NYC with the average speed between 65 and 70 mph, I managed to pull 37.1mpg out of it, so 40.3 is more than believable in my eyes. Man I miss that car.
#18 of 21 I used to average
Oct 02, 2007 (6:16 pm)
32 mpg in my base model, 5-speed stick. I always thought that was pretty good for a car as fun as it was around town and in the canyons...
#19 of 21 Changing Driving Habits
Jun 27, 2008 (8:46 am)
I bought my 2004 RSX type S in Oct 2005. For the first few months, I was a bit easy on the pedal and constantly got 32-33 in mixed driving. Then I stopped caring and would still get 30-31. With the latest gas hikes, I am back to soft driving and also try some hypermiling techniques. My latest tank, it seems I am getting 35mpg+. I will report back when I refill. Have your driving habits changed lately?
#20 of 21 2002 type s
Jul 13, 2009 (7:20 am)
On a couple of recent trips from Houston to Dallas & back I averaged 35+ mpg. Was mostly running at 72-73 mph with the cruise set where it was safe. Also I use 93 octane. This car has 115k miles on it.
Around my town, we see 22 mpg. Mixed local driving of some highway,some back roads and around town returns anywhwere between 26 to 28 mpg on average.
Should also mention oil usage -- I'm adding about a quart of 5w-30 every 5k miles which is my oil change interval.
Can't wait until the engine gets broken in...
#21 of 21 2005 Type-S Mid-Grade vs Premium
Aug 08, 2009 (3:03 pm)
When gas prices went through the roof in 2008, I switched from premium
gas to mid-grade to save $.10/gal. Surprisingly, my MPG has averaged 2 MPG higher ever since. ...went from 27 to 29 MPG in mostly city driving. Has anyone else seen this? Any reason why?