2015 Acura TLX: Fuel Economy Update for January - Almost on the Nose With EPA Rating
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on February 26, 2016
We're coming to the end of our year with the 2015 Acura TLX. In December and January, we added nearly 3,500 miles to the odometer, many of those courtesy Ron's road trip to Vegas and Josh's trip to Yosemite, where he had a chance to put the Acura's "Super-Handling" all-wheel-drive system to the test.
After 14 tank-fills, we averaged 24.8 mpg for the two months, which is almost exactly on-point with the EPA's combined MPG rating. The slight increase in fuel efficiency lifted our overall long-term test average to 24.4, or one-tenth higher since our last report in November.
We have one more month of data (February) to see if we can lift it even higher, but it's unlikely. We've learned that the workaround to our severe dislike of the nine-speed transmission is simply engaging "Sport" mode most of the time, which of course increases revs and our driving enjoyment, but takes a toll on fuel efficiency.
Worst Fill MPG: 14.6
Best Fill MPG: 33.7
Average Lifetime MPG: 24.4
EPA MPG Rating: 25 Combined (21 City/31 Highway)
Best Range: 470.7
Current Odometer: 18,506
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 18,506 miles