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Honda NSX Coupe running costs and reliability

1990 - 2005 (change model)
Running costs rating: 2 out of 52.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 22 - 23 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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Compared to similar performance coupes, the NSX is reasonable when it comes to running costs while and servicing needn’t break the bank. Of course, it’s more expensive to maintain than a Civic but approved Honda dealers are really the best place to go for check-ups. It will go through tyres though, a rear set lasts around 5,000 miles unless you’re being particularly careful while fuel economy is a lowly 22mpg and insurance group 20.

Servicing isn’t too bad, but drive it as hard as you’ll want to and it gets pretty thirsty. Insurance is group 20 and it runs on specially developed tyres that will set you back £800 a set.

Little surprise that the NSX scores badly on the eco front. The 3.2-litre V6 emits 291g/km of CO2 and returns just 22mpg.

Even though this is an ultra high performance machine it should be just as dependable as any Honda. Impressively, despite being on sale for 15 years in the UK, there was never a recall for the NSX.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £345 - £415
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