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Old 07-06-2008, 8:42 AM   #1
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acura 2003 cl type s estimated gas mileage

Hi all,

I'm thinking of getting rid of my 4cyl v tec 95 accord with 265 k (run on mobil 1 synthetic) for a 03 type s cl. Can anyone advise on real time city/hwy gas mileage?

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Old 07-06-2008, 9:24 AM   #2
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19/27 is average
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Old 07-06-2008, 9:57 AM   #3
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http://www.fueleconomy.gov lists the 2003 automatic at 17/27 and the 6spd at 17/26. Those numbers are by the new EPA rating stardards, and what I normally see in my car...

We've got a few members who will report more than at (and less than that) but those are extreme cases and not the norm.

I get 23 mpg doing 80 mph in my daily commute with includes some stop an go traffic on the highway, and 26mpg (last 2 tankfuls) when I bring it down to 60 mph.... trying out some hypermiling techniques...

I've gotten 28-29 mpg once on a long road trip, but usually I'm in the 23-26 mpg range.

So if you're looking for great gas mileage, the CL isn't bad for a car with 260hp, but it's probably not as good as a 4 banger accord...

edit: oh, and welcome to the forum !!
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:12 AM   #4
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I get about the same mileage in my 03 CL-S 6MT as I do in my 97 Prelude, in the high 20's on average.

I have been able to get as good as 32.5 mpg in the CL-S with about a 50/50 mix of highway and back roads but there is some trickery involved.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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I just tested my highway mpg's. Just filled up and I got 26.8 on the highway. Easily could have been 27, but I did some spirited driving right before fuel light came on
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Old 07-06-2008, 1:47 PM   #6
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Depends 100% on how the car is driven. If I am leadfooted I get 15/20 If I am good I get 20/30. I average 19/26.

Beats the hell out of the 9/12 I get in my '94 Landcruiser!
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Old 07-06-2008, 2:39 PM   #7
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I've got a 01 CL-S. I just took mine on a 300 mile highway drive and got 28-29 miles to the gallon and that was crusing 75-80mph.
Not as good as my 07 tsx (32-34 mpg) but not too bad.
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Old 07-06-2008, 2:46 PM   #8
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Old 07-06-2008, 4:19 PM   #9
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Another average of 19/26 here in my CL-S 6.
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Old 07-06-2008, 7:37 PM   #10
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dang I dunno how you guys manage to let anything under 19 city....and some of that highway milage is low...........26mpg?

on the highway even in the winter time I get a minimum of 31 and in the summer it's 32-33 with the ac on driving an average of 72

my mixed driving averages about 24.5 mpg i get 21 in the city..........

I guess that it really is true driving habits are everything..... keeping it under 2.5K on the tach when accellerating GOES A LONG WAY to keeping ur city milage up IMHO

btw I drive an 02 type S with 68K on it
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dang I dunno how you guys manage to let anything under 19 city....and some of that highway milage is low...........26mpg?

on the highway even in the winter time I get a minimum of 31 and in the summer it's 32-33 with the ac on driving an average of 72

my mixed driving averages about 24.5 mpg i get 21 in the city..........

I guess that it really is true driving habits are everything..... keeping it under 2.5K on the tach when accellerating GOES A LONG WAY to keeping ur city milage up IMHO

btw I drive an 02 type S with 68K on it
Considering EPA said 19/29 new I'd say we are right in line at 19/26 in real world driving.

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Old 07-07-2008, 9:02 AM   #12
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The CL/TL gets good gas mileage compared to similar powered cars. It's not a gas hog. But it's not a 120hp 4 banger either.
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #13
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i average around 24 mpg on my regular commute throughout the week, literally it's like clockwork. When i take longer trips which are mostly cruising on the highway, i'll usually get around 28-29. I averaged 31.4 mpg on a trip once, one tank there, and one on the way back. But i was definitely trying to squeeze as much mpg as i could, though at one point i was messing around w/ someone in a corvette, and we were obviously burning some gas then. No racing, but we were driving spiritedly.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:14 PM   #14
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I average 26-29mpg with my 6-speed.
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tsx getting 38mpg from hypermilling
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43865


i'mma try this after i switch out my o2 sensor
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tsx getting 38mpg from hypermilling
http://tsx.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43865


i'mma try this after i switch out my o2 sensor
I'd bet I could get over 30mpg doing that. I've gotten as high as 37mpg on the highway in the past.
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I drove 225 miles all together this weekend for the 4th. I averaged 27mpg. Normal driving to work 15 miles each day I get 23mpg.

My car is a stock 02 CL-Type S with regular valvoline oil soon to be switched to Mobil 1 Synthetic
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