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Acura RSX Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Acura RSX's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Acura RSX Gas Mileage

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 none 0 70 0 30 75 24.6
  flat med none 0 60 10 30 75 25.3
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 75 26.1
  flat med none 0 90 0 10 70 16.6
  flat med none 0 0 5 95 75 30.6
2006 2dr Hatch 201-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 0 60 3 37 74 24.6  
  Averages flat med none 0 60 3 37 74 24.6
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Acura RSX fuel economy has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (37 percent), in the suburbs (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 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.
 
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 none 2 5 10 83 70 30.1
  flat med none 2 5 10 83 70 28.2
  flat med none 2 5 10 83 75 29.7
  flat med hvy 2 5 10 83 75 30.3
  flat lead hvy 0 50 30 20 75 23.4
2005 2dr Hatch 210-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 2 14 14 70 73 28.3  
  Averages flat med light 2 14 14 70 73 28.3
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Acura RSX has been averaging 28.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (14 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
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 hvy 0 0 0 100 70 33.8
  flat med hvy 10 10 10 70 70 27.8
  flat med hvy 0 0 15 85 65 31.1
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 70 26.8
  flat med hvy 0 0 5 95 75 33.0
2005 2dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 2 2 7 89 70 30.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 2 2 7 89 70 30.5
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 30.5 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 89 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (7 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the city (2 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.
 
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 29.7
  flat light hvy 2 8 10 80 70 31.0
  flat med none 5 40 5 50 65 28.0
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.
 
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 33.0
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.
 
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 28.0
  flat light none 5 10 5 80 75 27.0
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.
 
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 29.4
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.
 
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 36.0
  mtns light none 0 0 0 100 75 36.8
  flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.0
  mtns light none 0 15 0 85 70 33.5
  flat med light 10 30 20 40 74 28.4
2003 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
hills light light 2 31 4 63 74 32.1  
  Averages hills light light 2 31 4 63 74 32.1
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Acura RSX has been averaging 32.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 74 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 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.
 
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 30.0
  flat med light 5 5 25 65 65 33.0
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.
 
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 none 3 15 30 52 60 32.0
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 65 38.5
  flat light none 0 5 65 30 65 28.5
  flat light none 10 70 10 10 50 26.2
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 65 38.1
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.
 
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 29.0
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 75 32.1
  flat light light 0 10 20 70 75 32.8
  flat light none 10 5 1 84 70 34.0
  flat light light 0 50 25 25 60 23.6
2002 2dr Hatch 200-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light light 3 16 15 67 70 30.3  
  Averages flat light light 3 16 15 67 70 30.3
With the 201-horsepower 2.0L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2002 Acura RSX has been averaging 30.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Acura RSXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 67 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (16 percent), in the suburbs (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 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.
 
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 25 25 50 62 26.6
  flat v.lt none 0 0 100 0 N/A 26.4
  flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.0
  flat med none 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.0
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.
 
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 29.7
  flat lead light 5 20 35 40 75 27.7
  mtns lead light 5 10 10 75 80 29.0
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 Acura RSX MPG

Acura RSX Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2006 2dr Hatch 201-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD Not amazing, but pretty good for the level of performance.
2005 2dr Hatch 160-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD If I stay below 68mph I can get 350 miles from 10 gallons of gas. 400 from 12 gallons. City driving 26mpg and I drive very fast.
2005 2dr Hatch 160-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD Averaging 32 MPG in mixed driving (60% highway, 40% suburbs).
2005 2dr Hatch 201-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 30+ mi/gal with the above performance. Unheard of.
2003 2dr Hatch 160-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp shiftable automatic FWD 33 mpg in summer, 31 mpg in winter
2003 2dr Hatch 201-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp 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.
2002 2dr Hatch 160-hp 2.0L I4 5-sp manual FWD Average 30 to 33 miles per gallon since new
2002 2dr Hatch 201-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp manual FWD 34 on the highway.
Acura RSX Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2002 2dr Hatch 201-hp 2.0L I4 6-sp 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.