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BMW X3 vs. Acura MDX MPG

Chart is based on 79 fuel economy reports for the BMW X3 and 248 fuel economy reports for the Acura MDX.

BMW X3 MPG

BMW X3 BMW X3 2014 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2014 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2013 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2012 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2011 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2011 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2009 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2008 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2008 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2007 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2007 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2006 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2005 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2005 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2005 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2004 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 62 percent BMW X3 BMW X3 2004 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
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 turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 10 0 85 70 25.5  
2014 4dr SUV turbocharged 180hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 17 50 8 25 90 31.8  
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 17 39 20 24 58 19.7  
2012 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 20 3 75 70 26.8  
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 30 10 20 40 70 22.8  
2011 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 30 10 60 74 24.6  
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 50 30 75 21.0  
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 13 13 24 51 74 20.8  
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills med light 0 10 20 70 65 21.0  
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 23 11 55 69 20.0  
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 20 50 0 30 60 20.1  
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 21 14 31 34 75 19.3  
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 47 12 36 70 17.3  
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual AWD
hills light light 44 0 0 56 60 22.5  
2005 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 16 13 13 59 115 20.2  
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 2 9 27 62 73 20.6  
2004 4dr SUV 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 4 9 39 49 71 23.1  

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Acura MDX MPG

Acura MDX Acura MDX 2014 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2014 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2011 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2010 15.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2009 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2008 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2007 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2006 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2005 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2004 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2003 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2002 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Acura MDX Acura MDX 2001 16.6 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent
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 FWD
flat light none 0 20 40 40 70 18.8  
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 10 35 55 65 20.0  
2011 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light none 6 7 32 55 63 15.9  
2010 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 12 0 58 30 67 15.4  
2009 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 6 15 21 59 94 18.7  
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 15 24 51 71 19.6  
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 3 12 32 52 73 18.6  
2006 4dr SUV 253-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 5 27 26 42 67 19.7  
2005 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 27 15 48 68 18.8  
2004 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 19 27 48 67 19.3  
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 7 32 22 39 68 17.5  
2002 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 9 30 25 37 88 18.8  
2001 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 0 29 41 31 69 16.6  

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BMW X3 vs. Acura MDX 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 BMW X3 and Acura MDX's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 While the boosted four has a clear performance advantage, the swap was motivated primarily by the push for better fuel economy. EPA ratings are 21 mpg city, 28 highway, vs. the 2012 six's 19/25. An Audi Q5 comes close, 20/28, but with 211 horsepower isn't as strong. Despite weighing about 400 pounds less than the X3's 4,112, a Ford Escape with a similarly spec'd engine does no better. A Mercedes GLK350? 19/24. The Volvo is even worse. Compared to cars, the X3 doesn't fare as well. The roomier, nearly as heavy 528i rates 22/33. The crossover's larger frontal area and higher ground clearance take their toll as speed climbs. In our real-world sub-freezing suburban driving, the trip computer usually reported about 21 once the engine was warmed up, matching the EPA rating and quite good for a powerful, two-ton, all-wheel-drive vehicle. Engage an aggressive Eco Pro mode for a Prius-like throttle response and ultra-low rpm shifts, and mid-20s are easily achievable while high 20s are possible. I even observed 32 over one short trip where the lights were in my favor. But the cars behind you won't be happy. Conversely, enjoy the turbo at every opportunity and fuel economy will fall into the teens. A defeatable standard auto start/stop system operates a little more smoothly than in last year's 3-Series, but not as smoothly as it ought to. see full BMW X3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We get 22.5 mpg consistently in overall averaging and 26 to 27 on open road trips. see full BMW X3 review
BMW X3 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Have noticed as low as 10 mpg in start and stop city driving. Average for daily driving is 14 mpg. It uses premium fuel so driving this car is already very expensive. see full BMW X3 review
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
City driving fuel economy is not bad for an SUV. I average around 16MPG battling heavy traffic and my need for “enjoying using the accelerator”. Highway mileage is not so great. Cruising at 70-80MPH returns around 22MPG. see full BMW X3 review
 

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MDX:lower mileage + premium fuel + Seven Seats Pilot: better milage + regular fuel +8 seats see full Acura MDX review