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Acura MDX, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#206 of 243 Re: 2010-2011 Acura MDX Gas Mileage [mnshea]
Mar 04, 2011 (9:43 am)
This is my third MDX. I first owned a 2004, then 2007, and now just purchased a 2011 in December end of last year! Gas Mileage sucked on the 2004 and I swore Id never buy another MDX, however, I needed an SUV to tow my horse trailer and was impressed with the 2007 , 5000 pound towing capacity and style. It turned out I loved my 2007 MDX and the mileage per gallon averaged 17 city and up to 23 hwy with my ac always on. It appeared they had fixed the mileage issue with the 2007 model to be efficient!
So when it came time to trade up, I assumed Acura would have implemented the '07 mileage fix into the '11 MDX models, but I was wrong! I too have been extremely disappointed with the low miles per gallon on the 2011 Acura MDX. Like you, I first only averaged 13 city and 15 highway. I'm now at 4000 miles and am up to 15 city and 18.1 highway. I'm still holding my breath for the 23 mpg highway like I had in my '07 model! Try resetting your speedometer after filling your tank each time. I too hope things continue to improve with the rising of gas prices, otherwise, as much as I love the new MDX model, this will have been a financial mistake!
#207 of 243 Re: 2010-2011 Acura MDX Gas Mileage [rfcinc4]
Mar 04, 2011 (2:11 pm)
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I only have 1,000 miles on the car now so I'm hoping to see some improvement as I add more miles. We'll see.....
#208 of 243 Re: 2004 MDX gas mileage [bozilla]
Mar 20, 2011 (9:50 pm)
Gas mileage has dropped from 18 mpg to 12 mpg over the last 2 years (70K through 95K miles). Both dealer and independent Honda/Acura shop say there is nothing wrong with the car, but ahve been willing to try to fix it by replacing fuel filters, plugs, throttle body, and intake manifold - to no avail. At one point we thought it might be transmission/differentials but the dealer eventually concluded they damaged a solenoid when replacing motor mounts. Car runs fine otherwise - no loss of power or anything. Has anyone had similar degradation in fuel economy and found a fix to the problem?
#209 of 243 Re: 2004 MDX gas mileage [mdxmike]
Apr 19, 2011 (12:39 pm)
Reading owner's posts are depressing. I'm considering a MDX but the lower than the EPA listed MPGs that people are stating, give me pause.
#210 of 243 Re: 2004 MDX gas mileage [mojobaggins]
Apr 19, 2011 (1:12 pm)
I don't know what year you are considering buying. However, our 2006 averaged 17 mpg city/highway. We bought a 2011 MDX which now has 2,000 miles on it. Given the price of gas, we very recently asked our dealer what would happen if we used regular gas instead of the premium the manual recommends. The reply was that "you will save quite a bit of money". We are now averaging 17-19 mpg city/highway using regular gas.
#211 of 243 Re: Fuel Doctor FD-47 [crvexl4wd]
Apr 20, 2011 (7:01 pm)
came on. You don't put anything in the gas tank except gas. Those stuff are waste of money. You need to use top tier gas. I personally use chevron gas 100% of the time.
#212 of 243 Re: 2004 MDX gas mileage [mnshea]
Jun 12, 2011 (8:23 pm)
Hey Mojo, I purchased a 2011 MDX last week after having an 09 TL for the last 2+ years (which i LOVED). I knew the MPG would be a lot lower in the MDX but man, after doing 700 miles I have had to fill up twice already at $80.00+. Have you noticed any decrease in performance, engine startup issues, anything diminished since you switched to regular? I would save about 20.00 a fill up by switching but dont want to do it at the cost of performance.
Appreciate your input.. Thanks.
#213 of 243 Re: 2004 MDX gas mileage [mj28inpa]
Jun 13, 2011 (6:29 am)
Have noticed some occassional "pinging" while accelerating. However, we are getting the same mileage as when using premium fuel.
#214 of 243 MPG of 2010 MDX
Jun 15, 2011 (7:49 am)
I had an '08 MDX. LOVED it! Mileage was 19 around town, about 23+ on longer trips.
Traded for a '10 (end of lease) and man am I disappointed about the incredible drop in mileage.
I don't see 21mpg on the EXACT same trip i was getting nearly 24mpg.
I spoke to my service guy and he hinted this was indeed an issue they have been hearing.
Spoke to my salesman who, of course, had a "reason" for lower mileage. Heavier car, blah blah blah.
I didn't hear any of that when he was "selling" me the car.
Anyway, pretty disappointed in the new version. Had I known, I would have stuck with the '08.