Fuel Economy Update for May - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Fuel Economy Update for May

June 6, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

It was a busy month for our 2014 Acura MDX, with more than 4,000 miles added to the odometer in May alone. Mike Monticello's road trip to Oregon accounted for a significant portion of those miles, and John Adolph borrowed it for an excursion to Nevada. How did thousands of miles of open highway affect the MDX's overall average mpg?

Lifetime mpg increased to 20.1 from the 19.3 reported last month. The MDX also achieved 27.4 mpg in one fill up, its best recorded fuel economy yet. This also marks the first time the MDX has hit its 27 mpg EPA highway rating.

Worst Fill MPG: 13.8 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 27.4 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 20.1 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 21 Combined (18 City/27 Highway)
Best Range: 407 miles
Current Odometer: 14,795 miles

Cameron Rogers, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 14,795 miles


  • jawzmdx jawzmdx Posts:

    While you were mud bogging in Nevada (looks like fun!), our family was camping in Yosemite just over the hill for the first time with our 2014 MDX. We have two small children, and had to bring gear for an additionally family of 5. And we did it! We couldn't see out the back window, but the mirrors were fine. Our mileage going down was just below 30mpg with a tailwind. Really happy with the MPG overall. We filled up in Oakdale, about 60 miles before the park entrance and didn't have to worry about fuel until we came home several days later. It's great having a 450 mile range on such a car. Overall, the two fill ups during this trip averaged almost 27mpg. Quite happy. Very happy with the ride comfort, the 7 passenger seating, which came in handing one day as we could take a car full for one particular hike we were interested in, while a few others went somewhere else. Yes, we had kids in the back row, and they had no worries with leg room and had a great time. What I'm growing increasingly frustrated with is the Navigation system. We mostly have the audio system figured out, including the rear entertainment center. But the Nav is giving us fits. I have a 2008 Audi with Nav, and it's tons more easy to use. i hope Acura can provide some firmware upgrades here because it's absolutely dreadful. You can't choose some options while you are moving, which is supposedly for safety, but what about the passenger? And then, when you can't choose those options, the only thing you can do is talk to it. Well, the voice recognition is a joke. Literally, it had us laughing with how it thought things were actually safer by taking our attention away in this manner because it took way more time and effort to get a destination in place. Not to mention, disturbing sleeping kids. Argh!!! Still a thumbs up on the car for many reasons, but a 1 star review on the navigation interface.

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