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Mercedes-Benz GL vs. Acura MDX MPG

Chart is based on 48 fuel economy reports for the Mercedes-Benz GL and 248 fuel economy reports for the Acura MDX.

Mercedes-Benz GL MPG

Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2014 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2011 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2010 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2009 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2008 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2008 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2008 17.3 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2007 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Mercedes-Benz GL Mercedes-Benz GL 2007 17.4 MPG Highway Percentage 38 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 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 1 4 15 80 65 27.3  
2011 4dr SUV 382-horsepower 5.5L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 1 49 20 30 70 15.0  
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 7 13 34 46 64 24.0  
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 13 60 27 72 22.5  
2009 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 21 22 27 30 60 18.0  
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 6 23 31 41 71 22.4  
2008 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat med hvy 13 30 28 30 83 17.0  
2008 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 21 21 23 35 85 17.3  
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 3 12 22 64 67 25.3  
2007 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 15 21 22 42 60 16.0  
2007 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 9 16 38 38 65 17.4  

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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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Mercedes-Benz GL 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 Mercedes-Benz GL 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 Mercedes-Benz GL

Mercedes-Benz GL Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2013 In the EPA's fuel economy tests the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC rates 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. We observed low 20s in casual suburban driving (a few mpg lower with a heavy foot, a few mpg higher with a very light one) and 25.5 on our trip to Chicago and back (which included some heavy urban driving and 70-mph highways). These numbers don't seem so great, given that the GL350 burns diesel? Consider that the GL-Class is not only wide and tall but also very heavy, at nearly 5,500 pounds unloaded. The gas-powered GL450 is rated 14/19. Our family vehicle, a Ford Taurus X that weighs over 1,000 pounds less than the Mercedes, struggles to crack 22 on the highway. The Audi Q7 rates the same in city driving, and a couple mpg better on the highway. Since the GL350 is almost in another class size-wise, I'm calling this one a draw. Multiply this fuel economy by a 26.4-gallon tank, and the GL350 can go quite far between $100+ fill-ups. Is it really possible to drive the nearly 300 miles to Chicago--and then back--on one tank? Yes it is, with nearly a quarter-tank to spare. (Is it possible to do this without any of three kids needing to stop for a bathroom break? To our even greater surprise, yes to this as well. They were busy watching the $1,950 dual-screen entertainment system.) see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Mercedes-Benz GL

Mercedes-Benz GL Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 210hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
For a large, seven passenger SUV it can deliver upwards of 28 mpg on the highway. see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Diesel provides 25 MPG on the highway see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
25 mpg highway fuel efficiency for a large 7 passenger SUV is fantastic see full Mercedes-Benz GL review
Mercedes-Benz GL Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 335-horsepower 4.7L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
15 mpg average. premium fuel. see full Mercedes-Benz GL 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
Would get a hybrid next - more MPG. see full Acura MDX review