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2004 Acura TL 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 TL's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Acura TL 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
2004 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 21 24 24 31 75 20.0
  flat med light 0 35 50 15 70 20.0
  flat light light 0 0 50 50 70 28.5
  flat light none 5 5 20 70 56 26.1
  flat med light 5 50 35 10 68 21.4
2004 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual FWD
flat med light 6 23 36 35 68 23.2  
  Averages flat med light 6 23 36 35 68 23.2
With the 305-horsepower 3.7L V6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Acura TL fuel economy has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Acura TLs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 36 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (35 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Acura TL 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 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 65 0 35 70 21.0
  flat med light 0 65 0 35 65 21.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 60 40 60 24.0
  flat med light 10 0 50 40 65 24.0
  flat med hvy 0 65 0 35 65 21.0
2004 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 2 39 22 37 65 22.2  
  Averages flat med light 2 39 22 37 65 22.2
With the 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2004 Acura TL has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Acura TLs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (37 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Acura TL in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium 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 2004 Acura TL

2004 Acura TL Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Highway mileage is quite good, up to 28-29mpg, for high speed interstate cruising. Very good for a responsive sporty car.
2005 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
6-speed manual FWD
33 mpg at 70 mph on the hiway!
2005 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a relatively heavy car, I average 23 mpg in mixed city / highway (about 50 / 50). On all freeway driving, I have achieved 30 mpg.
2005 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
34mpg at 65mph avg.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I average 29-32 hwy driving.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
93,000 miles and I have always gotten terrific gas mileage without sacrificing performance.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This was the biggest plus-highway mileage, and I drive a lot of highway miles. Nice low RPMs @ 70-80 mph.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I regularly get 25 mpg with some highway driving - not bad for 260 horsepower. City driving and winter does hurt the mileage, though - it can dip under 20.
2003 4dr Sedan 260-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Fantastic on a 5-speed auto. But it does require Premium fuel.
2004 Acura TL Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not as good on the highway as I would have liked.
2004 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
MPG is not great. Wish Acura would invest in fuel economy (average 24 mpg).