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Acura RSX Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Acura RSX Acura RSX 2006 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 2dr Hatch 201-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 22.900
  flat med none 0 60 10 30 75 25.300
  flat lead light 0 0 60 40 70 23.500
  flat lead none 0 95 5 0 N/A 15.300
  flat lead none 0 80 0 20 80 18.000
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 75 20.000
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 34.500
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 30.600
  flat med hvy 0 10 0 90 75 25.900
  flat lead none 0 80 0 20 70 19.200
  flat med none 0 30 0 70 70 26.100
  flat med none 0 10 0 90 70 30.000
  flat med none 0 95 0 5 70 17.000
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 75 21.800
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 75 21.000
  flat med none 0 95 3 2 70 20.300
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 75 22.600
  flat lead none 0 90 0 10 70 15.100
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 75 20.800
  flat med none 0 95 0 5 70 23.100
  flat med none 0 70 0 30 75 24.600
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 70 16.600
  flat light none 0 95 5 0 N/A 19.000
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 27.700
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 75 26.100
  flat med none 0 85 0 15 75 22.400
  flat med none 0 70 30 0 N/A 21.600
  flat med light 0 40 40 20 55 21.400
  flat light none 0 5 0 95 70 30.100
  flat lead light 0 0 50 50 75 22.600
  flat med light 0 0 30 70 75 26.600
  flat med hvy 0 15 0 85 75 24.200
  flat med light 0 5 0 95 75 28.100
  flat med none 10 60 0 30 80 26.147
  mtns med light 10 60 15 15 60 27.273
  flat lead none 0 70 30 0 N/A 18.400
2006 2dr Hatch 201-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 1 54 9 36 72 23.2  
  Averages flat med none 1 54 9 36 72 23.2
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Acura RSX fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (36 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2005 28.1 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch 210-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med hvy 2 5 10 83 75 30.342
  flat med none 2 5 10 83 70 30.100
  flat med none 2 5 10 83 75 29.655
  flat med light 5 10 15 70 75 30.000
  flat lead hvy 0 50 30 20 75 23.400
  flat med none 2 5 10 83 70 28.151
  flat med light 10 50 40 0 N/A 23.627
  flat med light 4 36 0 60 65 32.000
  flat lead hvy 10 10 10 70 60 25.963
2005 2dr Hatch 210-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 4 20 15 61 71 28.1  
  Averages flat med light 4 20 15 61 71 28.1
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Acura RSX has been averaging 28.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2005 29.8 MPG Highway Percentage 92 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 0 1 99 70 27.393
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 75 32.698
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 70 33.770
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 75 32.955
  flat med hvy 0 0 15 85 65 31.130
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 70 26.804
  flat med hvy 10 10 10 70 70 27.826
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 75 25.967
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 1 1 6 92 71 29.8  
  Averages flat med hvy 1 1 6 92 71 29.8
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Acura RSX gas mileage has been averaging 29.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 92 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (6 percent), in heavy traffic (1 percent), and in the city (1 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2005 29.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med none 20 0 20 60 75 29.741
  flat light hvy 2 8 10 80 70 31.000
  flat med none 5 40 5 50 65 28.000
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 9 16 12 63 70 29.6  
  Averages flat med light 9 16 12 63 70 29.6
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Acura RSX fuel economy has been averaging 29.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2004 33.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 20 30 30 20 65 33.000
2004 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 20 30 30 20 65 33.0  
  Averages flat light light 20 30 30 20 65 33.0
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Acura RSX has been averaging 33.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (20 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2004 27.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills lead light 5 25 30 40 60 28.000
  flat light none 5 10 5 80 75 27.049
2004 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 18 18 60 68 27.5  
  Averages hills med light 5 18 18 60 68 27.5
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Acura RSX gas mileage has been averaging 27.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2004 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 30 10 40 20 62 29.400
2004 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat v.lt light 30 10 40 20 62 29.4  
  Averages flat v.lt light 30 10 40 20 62 29.4
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Acura RSX fuel economy has been averaging 29.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2003 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 10 0 90 75 35.978
  flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.000
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 75 36.842
  mtns light none 0 15 0 85 70 33.537
  flat med light 10 30 20 40 74 28.400
  hills med light 1 80 2 17 60 20.000
2003 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light light 2 39 4 55 71 30.1  
  Averages hills light light 2 39 4 55 71 30.1
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Acura RSX has been averaging 30.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (39 percent), in the suburbs (4 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2003 31.5 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 3 10 27 60 60 30.000
  flat med light 5 5 25 65 65 33.000
2003 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 4 8 26 63 63 31.5  
  Averages flat med light 4 8 26 63 63 31.5
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Acura RSX gas mileage has been averaging 31.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2003 32.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 65 38.143
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 65 38.500
  flat light none 3 15 30 52 60 32.000
  flat light none 10 70 10 10 50 26.200
  flat light none 0 5 65 30 65 28.503
2003 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat light none 3 18 23 56 61 32.7  
  Averages flat light none 3 18 23 56 61 32.7
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Acura RSX fuel economy has been averaging 32.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2002 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 5 3 8 84 70 29.000
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 75 32.774
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 75 32.087
  flat light none 10 5 1 84 70 34.000
  flat light light 0 50 25 25 60 23.636
  flat med hvy 10 30 30 30 85 19.200
  flat lead none 10 30 30 30 75 24.600
  flat med none 10 10 10 70 65 29.091
  flat v.lt none 10 10 10 70 60 37.036
2002 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 6 18 17 59 71 29.0  
  Averages flat light light 6 18 17 59 71 29.0
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Acura RSX has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (18 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2002 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.000
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.400
  flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.000
  flat med none 0 25 25 50 62 26.600
2002 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 31 56 13 62 22.3  
  Averages flat med none 0 31 56 13 62 22.3
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Acura RSX gas mileage has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Acura RSX Acura RSX 2002 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
flat med light 11 21 5 63 70 29.712
  flat lead light 5 20 35 40 75 27.710
  mtns lead light 5 10 10 75 80 28.968
2002 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
hills lead light 7 17 17 59 75 28.8  
  Averages hills lead light 7 17 17 59 75 28.8
With the 160-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Acura RSX fuel economy has been averaging 28.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (17 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Acura RSX in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2002 Acura RSX

2002 Acura RSX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
With fuel prices rising I am very pleased with how efficient the car is with gas. If I decide to take it easy and not use my lead foot, I can get gas mileage that rivals any non-hybrid car of its size.
2003 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
33 mpg in summer, 31 mpg in winter
2002 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
34 on the highway.
2002 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Average 30 to 33 miles per gallon since new
2002 Acura RSX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Around town MPG is unimpressive (around 24) given the extreme lack of torque. The engine is especially gutless below 3000 rpm. I do get 30mpg+ on the highway, though.
 

Acura RSX Gas Mileage (MPG)

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