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Nissan Murano vs. Acura MDX MPG

Chart is based on 375 fuel economy reports for the Nissan Murano and 248 fuel economy reports for the Acura MDX.

Nissan Murano MPG

Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2014 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2013 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2013 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2012 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2011 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2011 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2010 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2010 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2009 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2009 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2007 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2007 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2007 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2006 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2006 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2006 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2005 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2005 21.3 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2005 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2004 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2004 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2004 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2003 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Nissan Murano Nissan Murano 2003 20.2 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 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light hvy 3 0 50 48 70 22.1  
2013 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light none 1 5 24 70 75 22.3  
2013 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light none 1 12 24 63 106 20.9  
2012 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light none 1 0 36 63 71 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 10 30 55 60 20.2  
2011 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 4 46 16 34 89 20.0  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 0 0 50 50 60 22.4  
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 15 26 49 62 21.3  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 11 27 20 42 64 22.7  
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
hills med light 1 49 13 36 77 19.2  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 5 24 31 40 70 21.2  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 9 21 16 55 68 20.6  
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med hvy 8 8 8 78 73 21.8  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat med light 12 31 26 31 65 19.2  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 10 32 22 36 71 19.3  
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat med none 17 0 53 30 70 20.9  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light light 13 17 21 49 73 21.1  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med none 10 21 21 48 66 21.3  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
flat light light 4 38 13 45 88 18.6  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat med hvy 11 49 14 27 60 20.9  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat med light 10 25 22 43 73 20.1  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
hills med light 6 14 51 29 70 19.0  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 2 27 23 48 59 19.0  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
flat light light 15 21 14 49 87 20.2  

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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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Nissan Murano 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 Nissan Murano 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 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Within today's Nissan, fuel economy seems a far higher priority than performance. The Murano's base engine remains a naturally aspirated, port-injected 3.5-liter V6 good for 265 horsepower. In some applications Nissan's V6 can be thirsty. But in the Murano it's somehow efficient. Much credit is likely due the CVT (continuously variable transmission). Together the pair achieves EPA ratings of 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway with either drive train--very good for a crossover of this size and power. Ford also offers a naturally-aspirated, port-injected 3.5-liter V6, but rated for 280 horsepower. Paired with a six-speed automatic it manages only 18/26 with front-wheel drive (FWD) and 17/25 with all-wheel drive (AWD)--well short of the Nissan's figures. A new performance engine, a 315-horsepower turbocharged, direct-injected 2.7-liter V6, earns ratings similar to the 3.5's. The new base engine, a 245-horsepower turbocharged, direct-injected, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, does about as well as the Nissan's V6, 20/30 with FWD and 20/28 with AWD. But a four never sounds or feels as a good as a V6, even if it is as strong. If we compare apples to apples, the Nissan scores a clear win on fuel economy. I wasn't able to drive either car on my regular route, so I cannot comment yet on real-world fuel economy. My experiences in other Nissans and Fords suggest that the Nissan's advantage will be larger in typical driving. see full Nissan Murano review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Good fuel economy for an SUV and has powerful engine. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
My previous vehicle was a Mazda Tribute which was a smaller SUV by comparison. Exact same type of driving got me about 17 mpg vs 21 mpg w/the Murano. I get better mileage than the EPA lists for the vehicle because I hypermile when I can. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Once you are at a steady speed, the MPG climb to above 30mpg easily, whether at 30 MPH or 75MPH. My average mileage is above 24MPG- 5 MPG better than the EPA estimate see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Once at a constant speed, the MPG hovers between 27-32- much better then the EPA estimates. My average MPG with combined city and highway driving is 24- 5MPG better than the EPA tests. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
My average is well above the EPA estimate of 19- mine is closer to 24-25, with combo city and highway driving. Once at a steady speed, the MPGs hover at 27-33 at both 40mph and 75 mph see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Good on gas, about 24 mpg on the highway. see full Nissan Murano review
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
I get 21 around town, and 25+ highway which I think is very good for a vehicle this size and weight. see full Nissan Murano review
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
The In car Computer Tells me that It Averages over 30 MPG on the Highway, and over 22 in the city, the range is just under 600km on 89 octane fuel. see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
good for the size see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Good due to CVT transmission in balance with its HP. see full Nissan Murano review
Nissan Murano Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Uses Premium gas see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Fuel economy in town has been below 16MPG. Itís not bad, but the lack of economy does not deliver exciting performance as it does with other similarly sized SUVís that get comparable mileage. see full Nissan Murano review
2009 4dr SUV 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
Wish it was better with the CVT see full Nissan Murano review
2007 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
Excellent. see full Nissan Murano review
2006 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
For a midsize SUV is very good at 22-23MPG on the HWY. But still is not much, especially at $3.50 per gallon! see full Nissan Murano review
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Fuel economy is fine for me. I get 22-24mpg without the trailer, a light gas peddle foot, and under 70mph, But if you accelerate fast and drive fast without reguard to MPG you will easily slip into the 18mpg range. With trailer MPG is 13-15. see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT AWD
if you are worried about fuel economy buy an economy car. i pay for the power. see full Nissan Murano review
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6
CVT FWD
since day one. I did the calculation about the Fuel Economy and it never went over 16MPG. the computer on board is not correct when it tells you 21 or 23 MPG I drove this car since it has 5 miles till now which is almost 100,000 Miles. Fuel Economy 15MPG see full Nissan Murano 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
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