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

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Acura MDX 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
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 35 55 65 20.0
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 35 55 65 20.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 10 35 55 65 20.0
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Acura MDX fuel economy has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (35 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Acura MDX 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
2011 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 0 2 95 60 16.0
  flat light none 18 22 27 33 60 19.0
  hills med none 0 9 27 64 65 15.5
  flat light light 20 20 20 40 65 15.8
  hills light none 0 0 80 20 60 16.2
2011 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 8 10 31 50 62 16.5  
  Averages flat light none 8 10 31 50 62 16.5
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Acura MDX has been averaging 16.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (31 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Acura MDX 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
2010 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 39 0 0 61 60 18.0
  flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 15.0
  flat light none 10 0 60 30 50 14.9
  flat light none 0 0 70 30 60 13.5
2010 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 12 0 58 30 57 15.4  
  Averages flat light none 12 0 58 30 57 15.4
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Acura MDX gas mileage has been averaging 15.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 57 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Acura MDX 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
2009 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 20 20 50 65 21.0
  hills light none 0 40 0 60 62 16.8
  mtns light none 0 0 20 80 60 21.5
  flat med hvy 15 5 0 80 81 18.2
  flat light none 0 1 0 99 74 23.3
2009 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 5 13 8 74 68 20.2  
  Averages hills light light 5 13 8 74 68 20.2
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Acura MDX fuel economy has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 74 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (13 percent), in the suburbs (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Acura MDX 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
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 0 100 74 24.2
  flat light none 30 0 30 40 60 18.5
  hills light light 0 0 0 100 74 22.0
  flat med light 10 10 30 50 75 18.1
  flat med none 25 0 50 25 60 20.0
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 13 2 22 63 69 20.6  
  Averages flat light light 13 2 22 63 69 20.6
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Acura MDX has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (2 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Acura MDX 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
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 5 40 50 75 18.6
  flat med none 5 10 35 50 75 17.3
  flat med none 5 10 25 60 75 17.9
  flat med none 3 5 37 55 75 19.1
  flat med none 0 15 15 70 75 18.9
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 9 30 57 75 18.4  
  Averages flat med none 4 9 30 57 75 18.4
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 Acura MDX gas mileage has been averaging 18.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Acura MDX 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
2006 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 30 33 37 70 20.0
  mtns light none 0 0 3 97 62 24.5
  flat light hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 20.7
  flat light light 5 10 75 10 60 15.7
  flat light none 10 50 0 40 60 20.5
2006 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 3 38 22 37 63 20.3  
  Averages flat light light 3 38 22 37 63 20.3
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 Acura MDX fuel economy has been averaging 20.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (37 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Acura MDX 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
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 21 23 24 32 60 20.2
  hills med hvy 50 40 0 10 70 12.5
  hills light none 0 60 20 20 70 18.9
  hills med hvy 50 40 0 10 70 12.9
  flat light none 0 85 15 0 N/A 16.1
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 24 50 12 14 68 16.1  
  Averages hills light light 24 50 12 14 68 16.1
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 Acura MDX has been averaging 16.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (24 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (14 percent), and in the suburbs (12 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Acura MDX 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
2004 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 15 15 30 40 60 15.8
  flat v.lt none 0 15 0 85 60 20.3
  flat med none 20 30 30 20 60 18.0
  flat light light 4 16 16 64 62 18.1
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 70 21.5
2004 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 8 15 23 54 62 18.7  
  Averages flat light light 8 15 23 54 62 18.7
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 Acura MDX gas mileage has been averaging 18.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Acura MDX 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
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 50 25 15 60 15.0
  flat med none 5 20 10 65 75 17.8
  flat med light 5 20 10 65 75 18.3
  flat light hvy 10 30 50 10 60 17.3
  flat med none 4 54 4 38 60 17.0
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 7 35 20 39 66 17.1  
  Averages flat med light 7 35 20 39 66 17.1
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 Acura MDX fuel economy has been averaging 17.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Acura MDX 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
2002 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 25 50 20 70 16.6
  flat light none 45 35 10 10 68 13.8
  flat light none 10 60 30 0 N/A 17.4
  flat med hvy 10 70 5 15 62 15.4
  flat light none 10 30 20 40 68 19.6
2002 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 16 44 23 17 67 16.6  
  Averages flat light none 16 44 23 17 67 16.6
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 Acura MDX has been averaging 16.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (16 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Acura MDX 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
2001 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 30 70 0 N/A 16.0
  flat med light 0 50 25 25 75 16.0
  flat med none 0 0 80 20 75 18.3
  flat light light 0 50 50 0 N/A 14.5
  flat light light 0 100 0 0 N/A 12.0
2001 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 46 45 9 75 15.4  
  Averages flat med light 0 46 45 9 75 15.4
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2001 Acura MDX gas mileage has been averaging 15.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (45 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Acura MDX 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 Acura MDX MPG

Acura MDX Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Bought this car because the fuel economy was the same as the Hybrid SUV I was looking to replace. Best miliage is on the highway with AC off at 27 MPG. It gets 23-24 in the city with AC off.
2008 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD can be better
2006 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD One of the best for an SUV. 24 highway at 70 mph, 20 in town.
2002 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD I have averaged 25 mpg on the road, occasionally reaching 26-7. Ethanol is bad for it (as it is on all older cars).
2002 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Best economy in its class. For a 7 passenger vehicle, great hwy mileage. I averaged 22-25mpg strict hwy. 15-18mpg in town.
2002 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Unbeatable for a 4WD vehicle of its capacity.
Acura MDX Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Gas mileage is not good. The best I get is around 20 mpg, and use 91 octane as reccommended. I've tried mid-grade 89 octane with no noticable difference but for $1.00-$2.00 per tankful, I'm choosing to stick with what is reccommended. It would be nice to have a front wheel drive only version which would save on gas, but it's not offered.
2008 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD I have yet to see 15 city/20 hwy, even with 12k on the odometer and not driving it hard. 13/18 is more like it.
2008 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Well, it's AWD, and it's a heavy SUV. As a result, fuel economy is not great.
2008 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Gets only 17-18 mpg.
2008 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Gas engine does not achieve excellent mileage diesels provide
2007 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD City driving is worse than advertised...15 to 16 mpg. But highway is 23-24 mpg.
2007 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19Mpg is ok. Its not great.
2007 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD I get only 16mpg even on highways
2006 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD wish the fuel economy could have been addressed a bit more...not really complaining cos I drive an Odyssey too ..which has the same engine as the MDX..similar consumption...
2005 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD MDX:lower mileage + premium fuel + Seven Seats Pilot: better milage + regular fuel +8 seats