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Lexus RX vs. Acura MDX MPG

Chart is based on 465 fuel economy reports for the Lexus RX and 248 fuel economy reports for the Acura MDX.

Lexus RX MPG

Lexus RX Lexus RX 2016 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2012 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2012 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 19.7 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2011 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 51 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 29.4 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2010 33.4 MPG Highway Percentage 69 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2009 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 33 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2008 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2007 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 25.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2006 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2005 17.2 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 20.8 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2004 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2003 17.6 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2002 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2002 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 24 percent Lexus RX Lexus RX 2001 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 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 295-horsepower 3.5L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 60 10 75 17.5  
2012 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 60 20 70 20.9  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 70 28.0  
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 70 22.6  
2011 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 17 44 37 110 19.7  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light none 4 12 32 51 75 26.9  
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 27 32 21 22 65 17.3  
2010 4dr SUV 275-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 6 27 66 102 20.8  
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med hvy 19 21 16 44 68 29.4  
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat v.lt light 1 11 20 69 101 33.4  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 10 10 70 65 23.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 15 48 33 66 21.9  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 20 20 50 10 60 19.6  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 10 27 30 34 66 20.1  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 65 2 32 69 22.4  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 2 56 16 26 94 24.6  
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 9 28 31 32 67 20.3  
2007 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 60 24.0  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med hvy 0 10 52 38 72 23.5  
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 15 15 40 30 75 17.0  
2006 4dr SUV 223-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 1 4 40 55 70 24.5  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 15 23 33 30 73 25.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 6 28 19 48 65 24.5  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 30 35 65 19.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light light 3 20 38 40 68 20.2  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 6 38 7 49 65 17.2  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 21 26 44 65 20.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 4 6 21 70 69 25.3  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 14 10 40 37 62 20.2  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 0 90 0 10 65 17.6  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 18 20 40 23 63 18.5  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills med light 18 24 34 24 64 20.1  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 6 12 34 48 67 19.0  

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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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Lexus RX vs. Acura MDX MPG

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 The new transmission doesn't affect EPA city mpg, which remains a competitive if not outstanding 18. Highway mpg receives a bump from 24 to 26, putting it two to three mpg over most competitors. At a steady 75 mph, the F Sport engine is spinning 1,950 rpm, vs. 2,300 in the regular RX with a six-speed automatic. In suburban driving with the engine warmed up the trip computer typically reported 22 mpg. A very light foot bumped this by three mpg, while a heavy one sunk it by about the same. Buyers who put a high priority on fuel economy will prefer the RX 400h hybrid. It earns EPA ratings of 32 city, 28 highway, and is even a little quicker than the RX 350. Real-world suburban mpg appears to be about 29. see full Lexus RX review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus RX

Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I drive about 10% traffic, 30% city, 20% suburban and 40% highway (75-80 mph). My driving is quite smooth. Fuel consumption is 28 MPG see full Lexus RX review
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
On flat ground with cruise control on it will get 29 mpg. I find that outstanding. 23-25 mpg is average. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Averaging 26+ on highway, higher in city driving see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
We compared the 2008 RX400h (discounted) vs the 2009 Nissan Murano. The gas savings by going with the Hybrid exceeded the difference between the two vehicles. see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Like the fact that it is a hybrid and a "greener" choice for an SUV see full Lexus RX review
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Not quite as good as advertised but what I realistically expected see full Lexus RX review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
I researched this a fair bit. I did not want an SUV but the space offered, reliability, and fuel economy sold me. I regularly get 26-27 MPG city/hwy combined, way better then any other SUV (Highlander excepted) see full Lexus RX review
Lexus RX Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
about 5mpg less given same driving habits see full Lexus RX review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Poor fuel economy compared to the 3 series sports sedan. Some people have quoted 26mpg - good for an SUV but not good in general terms. see full Lexus RX 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
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
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
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
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
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
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