2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test


2014 Acura MDX: Fuel Economy Update for March

April 3, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

We added about 2,300 miles to our 2014 Acura MDX during March. A good chunk of that mileage came from Mike Monticello's road trip to Mammoth Mountain.

Mike's highway-biased trip helped boost the MDX's fuel economy a little and he posted our MDX's best tank so far at 24.9 mpg. For the month in total, we averaged 21.3 mpg.

Notably, that's right at the EPA's estimate of 21 mpg in combined driving. But our MDX's lifetime average is still down in comparison, which is at 19.1 mpg after more than 9,600 miles.

Worst Fill MPG: 13.8
Best Fill MPG: 24.9
Average Lifetime MPG: 19.1
EPA MPG Rating: 21 Combined (18 City/27 Highway Combined)
Best Range: 385 miles
Current Odometer: 9,602 miles

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,602 miles

Comments

  • I had a 2011 MDX Advance which I sold in less than 2 years because it was regularly getting 14 mpg vs. its 16 mpg EPA city number. Based on this report I will continue to take Acura's mpg numbers with a huge grain of salt. I have no issues with my 2013 Passat TDI SEL, which consistently exceeds its EPA numbers by 10%.

  • bassrockerx bassrockerx Posts:

    pretty impressive

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    Those numbers seem about right. We average 20 mpg on our 2013 Pilot and will get maybe 23-25 mpg on a trip and it can push up to nearly 30 mpg if you are driving on a flat road < 60 mph which we did once.

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