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Acura RSX, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#3 of 21 Re: Acura RSX Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [KarenS]
Aug 16, 2005 (3:06 pm)
Canadian car purchased Aug 2001. I keep my mileages in Quattro Pro files so they're in there by year. Here goes:
My best mileage was 41.9 mpg and 6.7 litres per kilometer
2002 average for the year was 31.4 mpg and 9.1 litres
2003 average for the year was 30.1 mpg and 9.5 litres
2004 average for the year was 25.7 mpg and 11.3 litres
2005 average year to date is 23.9 mpg and 11.9 litres
You'll notice mileage is getting worse but that's due to less mileage driven and more short hops versus long trips.
#4 of 21 '03 s-type, first tank
Oct 12, 2005 (5:39 pm)
Just got a 2003 RSX Type S this past weekend, and on my first tankful of gas (yeah, they delivered it to me empty, so I've filled it twice already), I averaged 32.8 mpg. Not too shabby. My '95 Accord EX averaged about 31 around town.
#5 of 21 Acura RSX Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers
Oct 12, 2005 (5:44 pm)
2005 Type-s - 27 mpg
#6 of 21 Second fillup
Oct 22, 2005 (5:03 am)
Second fillup on my '03 Type S, 31.5 mpg, mixed around-town and highway driving. I spent a lot more time above 3500 rpms on this tankful, but that's still a pretty damn respectable mileage figure.
Oct 26, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Bought it last month, 10,000 miles on it. This is my 4th fill, averaging around 31 mpg.
#8 of 21 2002 Base Manual
Oct 31, 2005 (4:20 pm)
I do 75% highway (70 mph on highway), 25% City, and average 30 mpg during the summer. 2002 Base Manual, Bridgestone Turanza LS-H, 93 octane Shell V-Power. I keep data in Excel so numbers are accurate. If I slowed to 55 mpg on the highway I am sure I would get much closer to the 33 mpg my car is rated for on the highway.
In addition, I've noticed several things:
- mpg drops 2-3 points in the winter months.
- my aftermarket Bridgestones dropped my mpg by 1 point (although the OEM Michelins were so bad that it is well worth the 1 mpg loss).
- I have a Base, but filling with 93 octane increases mpg by 2 points (I know this is a controversial topic and I don't want to get into arguments about it, but I have done extensive tests on it, and it is true for me at least).
#9 of 21 My Two Cents....
Nov 15, 2005 (5:49 pm)
I have a 2004 Base RSX with the 5-speed manual. I bought it new. I currently have 33K miles on the car, and the original tires (Michelin Pilot MXM4). I use a full synthetic oil, and I burn the 87 octane gas. Typical highway fuel economy at 70 MPH hovers around 30-31 MPG. One weekend I tried driving to St. Louis from Indianapolis (about 250 miles) at a steady 60 MPH, with the cruise control on. The traffic on the interstate was very light, and the car returned 37 MPG. Hmmm!
The last time I got numbers like that was when I had an '86 Escort (5-speed). Not bad at all!
#10 of 21 Re: Acura RSX Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [rialb]
Nov 20, 2005 (8:02 am)
I too get ~27 mpg with my 2006 RSX Type-S
Feb 04, 2006 (12:31 pm)
I've got a 2004 Acura RSX Type-S. I use the Fuel Log at GasBuddy to track my MPG.
In 2005 I logged an average of 28.91 MPG. This was mostly highway driving at around 70 MPH. The best I ever got was on one trip home from another state on secondary roads averaging around 50 MPH, I got 34.16 MPG on that trip.
So far in 2006, I'm averaging 28.4 MPG. This is on snow tires. In the summer, I run Toyo Proxies.
I've tried varying tire pressure, different tires, a K&N air filter, windows up, windows down, air-conditioning on or not and different types of gas (regular vs. premium) to see if anything helped get better MPG.
The things that I've been able to measure that actually work to give more MPG is slowing down (to 55 or so - see above), staying out of VTEC, and using Premium gas. I've measured a 4-5 MPG increase using Premium. Premium usually costs $0.20 more than regular in my area. I haven't done the math to figure out if I could actually save money by switching to regular (it costs less, but I get worse MPG with it).
#12 of 21 Gas Saving Article - REALLY GOOD!!
Jul 11, 2006 (9:19 pm)
Really helped me- just wanted to share
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