Oregon Road Trip, Part 3 - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Oregon Road Trip, Part 3

May 30, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

Early Monday morning I was back in the 2014 Acura MDX for the slog down Interstate 5 South from Eugene, Oregon to Santa Monica, California. I was sad to leave Oregon.

I'm not sure why I didn't think to do this before, but when the driver's window made the occasional whistling sound as it had on the trip up, I pushed out on the window, just to see how it would affect things. Doing so eliminated the noise. Clearly this is something that could be fixed.

Total miles for the trip: 2,047.

Average fuel mileage: 24.8 mpg, with a best tank of 27.4 and a worst of 23.8.

For comparison, the EPA's numbers for the MDX are 21 mpg Combined (18 City/27 Highway).

Oh, and don't listen to Mike Magrath if he tries to tell you I stunk up the MDX. He's a weirdo. The Acura already had a slightly odd odor before I got in. But in truth, four days with my mountain bike (and its odd-smelling chain lube) lying in the back probably didn't help anything. 

Overall, the road trip was a success. I found trees. I found trails. The 2014 Acura MDX was a worthy and comfortable companion through it all, with space and power aplenty.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 13,059 miles


  • mt5670 mt5670 Posts:

    Mike great updates on your annual test. I bought a 2014 MDX- Tech in September and it's been great. We drove up to Bend in the new MDX last week and were there as well for the memorial day weekend and the following week. Did some great mtn bike rides in the area. I even tested out the MDX in some snow (More like sleet/flurries) up at Mt Bachelor. Bend rules

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