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Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX MPG

Chart is based on 335 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Highlander and 251 fuel economy reports for the Acura MDX.

Toyota Highlander MPG

Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2018 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2017 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2016 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 42 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2015 23.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2014 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2013 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 32.5 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2012 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2011 28.8 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2010 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2009 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2008 26.3 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 24.2 MPG Highway Percentage 8 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2007 30.1 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 19.9 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.8 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2006 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005.5 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 18.0 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2005 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 16.8 MPG Highway Percentage 18 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 22.3 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2003 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2002 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander 2001 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 85 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
2018 4dr SUV 295-horsepower 3.5L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 0 1 51 48 73 24.4  
2017 4dr SUV 257-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med hvy 10 20 5 65 75 26.5  
2016 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 1 1 56 42 75 23.5  
2015 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 0 30 20 50 70 23.5  
2014 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 23.7  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 0 70 100 19.4  
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 10 34 41 57 21.0  
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2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills light light 0 20 45 35 70 32.5  
2012 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 15 10 0 75 65 23.0  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 1 80 18 67 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 7 28 65 60 20.5  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 23 28 25 25 85 28.8  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 17.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 2 2 95 80 24.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 19 27 40 68 22.5  
2009 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 7 28 27 39 62 24.0  
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 75 24.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 15 85 73 25.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 15 47 37 90 21.2  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 10 27 14 49 97 26.3  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat lead light 13 15 63 8 80 24.2  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 20 50 0 30 65 22.6  
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.1  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 6 14 22 58 73 20.3  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 15 12 16 57 92 19.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 19 26 23 32 66 25.8  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 28 35 27 69 25.4  
2005.5 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 20 60 15 100 15.9  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 22 24 25 28 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 2 16 34 47 70 20.5  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 59 14 18 61 16.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 13 5 76 99 21.4  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 55 35 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 20 60 10 75 21.4  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 8 18 5 68 63 19.6  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 18 30 25 28 85 22.3  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 3 50 18 30 70 18.9  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 55 14 31 63 21.0  
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 2 3 88 60 26.9  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 15 85 70 22.4  

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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 16.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 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 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 49 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
flat light none 8 10 31 50 62 16.5  
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 13 32 52 73 18.6  
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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 14 49 68 18.9  
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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Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander 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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 22 mpg is exceptional for an SUV of this size. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far see full Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
lowest in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am averaging 27 mpg on my 2.7L engine on my mostly highway commute. During summertime it is close to 30 and during winter it goes to about 25, with snow tires. Best MPG for a 7 passenger non-hybrid out there. see full Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a daily driver it was nice to be able to get a vehicle with all the space with above 20 MPG fuel rating. see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Tremendous, how 2.8 tons of weight use as much as 7L/100km - outstanding! see full Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in class see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Very good for sucha large and capable vehicle. see full Toyota Highlander review
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a SUV 20 MPG is pretty good, I can drive a car i like without suffering to much at the pump see full Toyota Highlander review
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Making conscious choices to drive gas-sparingly, I often get over 400 miles per fill up. see full Toyota Highlander review
Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A complete pig. Yes, we were doing mostly urban assault driving but 14.8 MPG (according to the trip computer I reset when we drove away - did not calculate actual mileage since it was a rental and do not know how full the tank was when we received it) is pretty deplorable. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better see full Toyota Highlander review
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumes btwn 19 and 24 MPg (cdn) city/hwy see full Toyota Highlander review
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same as the pilot, but with premuim fuel recommended see full Toyota Highlander 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
 
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