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Old 01-31-2020, 04:12 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

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90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

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90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

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90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

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I get that lifted cars are easier to ingress/egress, but is that really worth poorer handling and fuel efficiency? I'd rather be slightly inconvenienced for the moment it takes to get in/out, than sustain worse fuel economy over the course of the trip and have reduced handling/safety.

My company car is a CX-5, which I guess would be considered a midsize crossover. It's a fine car, but doesn't hold a candle to my 2006 Acura TSX. Now that's a car that wants to be driven, and it gets better fuel economy.

My ex Prius (as of Sunday) probably has even more utility/cargo space than the CX-5, or at least seems to be about as useful in that regard.
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