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Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX MPG

Chart is based on 330 fuel economy reports for the Honda Pilot and 248 fuel economy reports for the Acura MDX.

Honda Pilot MPG

Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2016 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2012 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2012 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2011 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2011 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2010 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2010 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2009 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2009 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2008 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2008 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2007 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2007 17.1 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2006 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2006 18.1 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2005 19.5 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2003 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 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
2016 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 10 30 60 70 25.7  
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 10 10 20 60 70 22.5  
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med hvy 5 20 50 25 70 18.3  
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 5 23 64 70 21.0  
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med none 4 5 32 59 94 19.7  
2010 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 18 39 38 67 20.2  
2010 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 9 10 34 47 67 17.8  
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 12 26 19 43 65 19.4  
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 6 26 29 39 73 18.0  
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 11 11 31 47 67 20.2  
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 2 9 33 56 67 18.7  
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 6 12 28 54 69 19.5  
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 12 17 41 30 67 17.1  
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 34 19 44 66 19.2  
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 4 23 31 42 66 18.1  
2005 4dr SUV 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 8 14 23 56 65 19.5  
2004 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med light 4 10 34 52 70 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 16 31 47 83 16.5  

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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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Honda Pilot 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 Honda Pilot 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 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2016 Aided by cylinder deactivation while cruising, the 2015 Honda Pilot's fuel economy figures were about average in the class: 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 17/24 with all-wheel drive (AWD). For 2016, a reduction in curb weight, an updated engine, and a sixth transmission ratio bump the ratings to 19/27 with FWD and 18/26 with AWD. The Touring and Elite trims include a nine-speed automatic that adds another MPG to the city ratings, tying the best-in-class Nissan Pathfinder. The Toyota Highlander doesn't even do as well with its base four-cylinder engine (20/25) and lags with its V6 (19/25 with FWD, 18/24 with AWD). In hybrid form the Highlander only has much of an edge in city driving (27/28). The Ford Explorer is competitive with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (19/28 with FWD, 18/26 with AWD), but with a V6 falls well short of the Pilot's fuel efficiency. As do the GM crossovers. In my suburban driving the Pilot's trip computer typically reported low 20s but as high as 27.7. This is similar to the Pathfinder and a few MPG better than the Highlander. On a 70-MPH hgihway the trip computer reported an average of 26 MPG. see full Honda Pilot review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
City fuel economy is lousy (average about 11 mpg), but our highway numbers are great for such a huge vehicle, particularly if we stay at 65 mph or slower. I've been able to sustain 29 mpg on a flat road at 55 mph. see full Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Good fuel economy for a 7 place suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
When new, routinely 13L per 100 or worse, but improved after 1st oil change. Now at 10,000 Km, the gas mileage is around 11.6L per 100 in mixed driving. Gas mileage is VERY sensitive to wind direction. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Many of the non-Hybrid SUVs have lower fuel economy that then Pilot. I am getting close to 20 MPG on average. A significant improvement over my previous SUVs. see full Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Mileage improved over GMC Denail that was ageing. see full Honda Pilot review
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
best in its class. Highlander gives better mileage buts its NOT a 8 seater. see full Honda Pilot review
2005 4dr SUV 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same fuel economy as the highlander, but with regular fuel, despite the poliot being the larger vehicle see full Honda Pilot review
2004 0 Great fuel economy for the size. see full Honda Pilot review
2004 0 Great fuel economy for the size. see full Honda Pilot review
2004 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
For this mid-large size SUV, getting 21-22 MPG with AWD is great see full Honda Pilot review
Honda Pilot Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Great fuel economy for a 7 place suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2010 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
not so good in the city excellent highway economy for a large suv. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
No 4 cylinder model available so city MPG < 20. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Not as good as I would expect: no better, than real 4x4 SUVs, such as 4Runner see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The fuel economy is decent, but there is always room for improvement. see full Honda Pilot review
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
could be better see full Honda Pilot review
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Averaging 18 MPG and squeezing out nearly 20 when I drive slow and easy. see full Honda Pilot review
2007 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
get 14 mpg around town and 27 on the road see full Honda Pilot review
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
0 see full Honda Pilot review
2006 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Too Low see full Honda Pilot 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
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
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
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
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
19Mpg is ok. Its not great. 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