1997 Acura 3.5RL MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1997 Acura 3.5RL.

The 1997 Acura 3.5RL runs on premium gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 1997 Acura 3.5RL is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1997 Acura 3.5RL Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1997 Acura 3.5RL gets up to 17 miles per gallon in the city, and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1997 Acura 3.5RL is 19 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1997 Acura 3.5RL?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1997 Acura 3.5RL is $3,900 per year.

That value has been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

If you were to compare a 1997 Acura 3.5RL to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $8,000 more on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1997 Acura 3.5RL Consume?

The 1997 Acura 3.5RL will consume roughly 16 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 1997 Acura 3.5RL.

City MPG 17
Highway MPG 23
Combined MPG 19
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $8,000
Fuel Cost $3,900
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 16
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Acura Models from 1997

If you're interested in other Acura models from 1997, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.

Model Combined MPG
SLX 15
2.2CL/3.0CL 24
Integra 24
2.2CL/3.0CL 22
2.5TL/3.2TL 20
Integra 25
Integra 25
2.5TL/3.2TL 19
2.2CL/3.0CL 20
SLX 14


Ratings were provided by the manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is where we sourced the data. Be advised that manufacturers may have upgraded, downgraded, or changed these ratings following the compilation of this data.

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