Fuel Efficiency MPG

Discussion in '4th Generation (2004-2012) [Acura RL]' started by Sadsack, Tuesday 24th Jun, 2014.

  1. Sadsack Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    United Kingdom Mo Cheshire
    Recently had a puncture on one of the front tyres, so had the perfect opportunity to have the front 2 tyres changed so that all 4 of my tyres are now Michelin Pilot Sport 3's.

    I also had an oil change done at HH 3 weeks ago.

    Now normally, with a mix of local and some motorway driving I was getting around 19-22mpg......

    Just today, I have done a 190 mile journey, half motorway (with ACC set at 70mph, and again have to say works fantastically!), and half A roads, with quite a bit of traffic light / roundabout stopping and starting.

    I was absolutely shocked to see an MPG of 32.8mpg on the display, and the fuel range still saying I have 302 miles left, and the petrol tank is showing 2/3rds full!

    Wow! Even my 2 litre Accord used to only manage 39mpg on a similar run......
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    WOW !
    What tyres did you have on the front before the Pilot Sport 3's ?
  4. v6Echo Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I only used to get 33 MPG out of my 1.8 Mazda6. Are the Pilot Sport tyres quiet?