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Acura TSX Real World MPG Numbers

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  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    I WENT TO PIGEON FORGE!! THAT WAS THE GREATEST TRIP EVER!!

    Anywho, again, The TSX desperately needs a 6th gear with automatic and a higher final drive ratio if it cruises at 3.6krpm. My accord(95 v6) is around 3.4krpm with a 4speed auto at 80mph! Honda definitely needs to get to it with the trannys larger(6-8speed) transmissions.

    I hope the TL's rpm at 80mph isn't that high. My next car is likely to be a Acura TSX, TL, or MDX between the 2004 and 2006(07 for TSX & TL) model years.

    I'm sure if the TSX had a 6th gear or higher final drive, it would cruise at 80mph at 2.3krpm. That should translate to maybe 36mpg highway. Not to mention the TSX(accord euro) diesel that gets 42mpg in other parts of the world. I'm still holding off for it :blush: ...

    -Cj
  • jrizjriz Posts: 3
    One a recent trip to and from Vegas from Los Angeles, my 2006 TSX 6-speed manual averaged 31.1 mpg while driving averaging about 80 mph. Driving in the city (mostly traffic), I usually hover just below 20.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The 2.4L TSX gets very similar mileage to the 3.0L Honda Accord V6, which makes over 40 more horsepower, and about 50 lb-ft of torque extra, on regular gasoline no less.
  • kris2kris2 Posts: 22
    I just purchased a 2007 TSX AT and I hope I get the mileage some of the members have been posting. My commute is a very short 5 miles and maybe I will be on the highway during the weekend for a 20-25 mile one way trips. Are there any tips as to how to get the engine to break in properly so I get decent mileage?
  • thomcinthomcin Posts: 29
    My first 500 miles of driving my new TSX have averaged 22 around town and 32 on the highway. My combined mpg to date is 25.7 with a mixture of both. These are actual figures, not based on trip computer but actual gas used.
  • drewbadrewba Posts: 154
    The TSX is rated 2 MPG (about 7-10%) better than the V6 Accord in both city and highway, but I'd agree that it seems like the TSX's advantage should be greater.
  • drewbadrewba Posts: 154
    It's going to be tough to get good mileage with a 5 mile commute.

    As for break-in, I drove it pretty easy for the first 5-600 miles. One thing I did was use manual mode to put it into 5th and floor it a few times for a few seconds each. I don't recall the details, but apparently the high compression of full throttle helps with seating the rings. A Google search could provide more info.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    One thing I did was use manual mode to put it into 5th and floor it a few times for a few seconds each. I don't recall the details, but apparently the high compression of full throttle helps with seating the rings. A Google search could provide more info.

    I've heard this before too. The next best thing I did in my Accord 4-cyl (automatic) was put the car in 2nd gear, which prevents it from dropping to first (there is no manumatic in Accords). From there, I did full-throttle starts to about 3,000 RPMs a couple of times.
  • kris2kris2 Posts: 22
    Thanks. I have around 150 miles now and will drive it easy for another 4-500 miles. I will also try the full throttle.
  • thomcinthomcin Posts: 29
    2007 TSX Base Town 23 Highway 32 Combined 28 with about 70% Highway miles. Total mileage to date 1100.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    went from north carolina to west virginia and back. Mostly highway driving (virginia and west virginia mountains) average speed was 75 mph and we averaged 34.5 mpg. the lowest mpg was 31.7 and the highest was 35.8. total mileage on our 06 (bought new 11/17/06) is 16,886. it is a 6 speed which we do not over-rev.
  • kris2kris2 Posts: 22
    I have my first fill up. 13.84 Gallons and the initial tank from the dealer gave me 349 Miles. The on board computer showed a 24MPG for around 65 town and 35 highway driving.
  • thomcinthomcin Posts: 29
    Town 23 Highway 34 Combined Actual Mileage 28
    with about 75% highway miles
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    The revised 08 calculations gives:

    19/28 MT
    20/28 AT
  • drewbadrewba Posts: 154
    It's odd that the manual gets worse mileage in the city than the auto. Usually it's the other way around.

    Beating these numbers, especially the highway one, should be quite feasible.
  • thomcinthomcin Posts: 29
    Town 23 Highway 34 Average w/ 80% highway miles
    27.5 MPG
  • thomcinthomcin Posts: 29
    Town 24 Highway 35 Combined mileage for 2500
    29 MPG with 85% Highway miles
  • biker4biker4 Posts: 746
    I think both of the new numbers are beatable by most folks driving sensibly. It will be interesting to see these numbers compared to the 08 Accord.
  • jartistjartist Posts: 1
    I have read the specifications of the TSX on the Acura website and they suggest using premium unleaded; however, in the fine print it states that regular unleaded can be used with reduced performance. My question is if you use regular unleaded will the loose horsepower? What about MPG?
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    most other poster will tell you that you should use premium gas as the manual recommends. It will loose horsepower with regular gas. My 06 tsx that I bought new 11/17/06 has almost 18,000 miles on it. I do use regular gas with excellant results-great horsepower and good gas mileage. I average 32-33MPG. One time I did get 41.6MPG but that was only one time. there has been alot of debate on this.
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