When I purchased this vehicle I expected a lot from it .... and l got it! It iss truly a pleassure to drive and economical to own and operate. When Itake to the highway I have a heavy foot so averageing 80 -85 of more mph if normal. And the vehicle rides like I am doing 45 - 50 mph, the ridel is smooth, controled and I average 26+ mpg. In the city I drop down to 21 -23 mpg which is still not bad at all. I have owned the MDX since November of 2013 and with the exception of routine scheduled maintance I have not had to spend a dime on repairs. Another positve is the room and confort of the interior which is very nice when you are on those long trips. The only negative I can ssay about my MDX is wind noise on the highway. But believe me, with all the pluses the MDX offers it is easy to overlook that minor problem. When I think back to the other SUV I test drove before I purchased the MDX I am so glad that I made the decision to go with the Acura.
I purposely bought the 2 wheel drive after owning a 2008 AWD. I have consistently achieved over 30 MPG on road trips averaging 70 MPH+. For the comfort and performance, in my opinion its hard to beat the mileage.