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Acura MDX MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
11 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
12 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
13 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 12 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 23 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 23 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 42 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 38 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 28 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 27 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 7 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2014 2014 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 18.78
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With the 290-horsepower 3.5L I6 engine, 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Acura MDX has been averaging 18.78 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Acura MDXs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2014 Acura MDX in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
2014 2014 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 20
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2011 2011 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 15.88
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2010 2010 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 15.35
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2009 2009 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.7
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2008 2008 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.48
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2007 2007 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.63
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2006 2006 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.69
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2005 2005 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.81
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2004 2004 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.23
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2003 2003 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 17.46
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2002 2002 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 18.77
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2001 2001 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 16.6
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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Acura MDX

Acura MDX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 In addition to trimming the size and weight of the MDX, Acura also reduced the size of the V6 engine from 3.7 to 3.5 liters. Thanks to direct injection the new, smaller engine is nearly as powerful (290 vs. 300 horsepower), and is even a little punchier at low rpm. It can run on three cylinders to save fuel while cruising. The QX60's V6, also 3.5 liters, lacks direct injection and is only good for 265 horsepower. Even though the Infiniti's CVT (continuously variable transmission) can hold the engine at its power peak, this isn't enough to compensate for its power and weight disadvantages. The MDX is noticeably quicker, if still not thrillingly quick. (It can get to 60 mph in about seven seconds.) Then again, fuel economy appears to have been the priority. In the EPA's tests, the 2013 MDX rated 16 mpg city, 21 mpg highway. Infiniti, aiming to top these marks with the JX35 did so by two mpg (18/23). A redesigned CVT shared with the new Nissan Pathfinder bumps the QX60 to 19/25. The new MDX trails the Infiniti by one mpg in the city, but tops it on the highway with a 27 mpg rating--tying the new diesel BMW X5 and impressive for a gas-powered three-row crossover. In real-world suburban driving with an economy-minded right foot the trip computer reported averages from 21 to 23. With a feather-light foot and good luck with traffic lights, 25 can happen. Drive the MDX hard enough to enjoy the snarl that kicks in with the big VTEC cam lobes at 5,000 rpm, on the other hand, and mpg falls into the mid-teens. Highway driving confirmed the EPA estimate. see full Acura MDX review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Acura MDX

Acura MDX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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. see full Acura MDX review
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
can be better see full Acura MDX review
2006 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
One of the best for an SUV. 24 highway at 70 mph, 20 in town. see full Acura MDX review
2002 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed 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). see full Acura MDX review
2002 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Unbeatable for a 4WD vehicle of its capacity. see full Acura MDX review
2002 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed 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. see full Acura MDX review
Acura MDX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed 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. see full Acura MDX review
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Well, it's AWD, and it's a heavy SUV. As a result, fuel economy is not great. see full Acura MDX review
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Gets only 17-18 mpg. see full Acura MDX review
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Gas engine does not achieve excellent mileage diesels provide see full Acura MDX review
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed 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. see full Acura MDX review
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
City driving is worse than advertised...15 to 16 mpg. But highway is 23-24 mpg. see full Acura MDX review
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
19Mpg is ok. Its not great. see full Acura MDX review
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I get only 16mpg even on highways see full Acura MDX review
2006 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed 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... see full Acura MDX review
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Would get a hybrid next - more MPG. see full Acura MDX review
 

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.