2015 Acura TLX: Fuel Economy Update for August - Increasing Efficiency
by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor on September 10, 2015
We haven't been able to report much on fuel economy for our 2015 Acura TLX for a variety of reasons. But I've finally got some hard numbers to report from August. Compared to what the EPA estimates we should be getting, our TLX is doing pretty well.
For the month, we averaged 25.6 mpg. That's right at the EPA's combined figure of 25 mpg. Our lowest efficiency for the month never dropped below 23 mpg (EPA city is 21), and we exceeded EPA highway (31 mpg) after driving 342 miles on a tank and averaging 32.9 mpg for it.
We did add a good amount of road trip miles last month, for a monthly total of about 2,500 miles, which likely padded our fuel economy average a bit. But overall our TLX is on an upswing, showing a 1.6 mpg improvement compared to our lifetime average and almost 3.5 mpg better than the first month-and-a-half when we first started our test.
Stay tuned to learn if the trend continues.
Worst Fill MPG: 14.6
Best Fill MPG: 33.7
Average Lifetime MPG: 24.0
EPA MPG Rating: 25 Combined (21 City/31 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 470.7 miles
Current Odometer: 7,827 miles
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,827 miles