Last post on Apr 04, 2013 at 7:49 PM
You are in the Acura RDX
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Acura RDX, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#164 of 218 Re: MPG at 1200 miles [mjo1]
Jun 22, 2007 (4:44 am)
Do you normally leave you AC on? Curious if those numbers are mostly with AC on or off.
#165 of 218 3000 mile road trip MPG
Jul 22, 2007 (10:09 am)
I just got back from a 3000 mile road trip through the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Northwest. Terrain was varied (up and down mountains, winding coastal roads, 80mph freeways, etc.), but very little city driving. I averaged 24mpg for the whole trip. A couple of times, I got 27mpg (average for a full tank). I never got less than 21mpg (for a full tank).
People that are getting 15mpg must be doing lots of cold starts and stop-and-go driving. No gasoline engine is efficient in those situations (though maybe electric might be). I think the RDX's MPG is great (for a 2 ton vehicle) on the open road.
Jul 24, 2007 (10:47 am)
Does anyone live in Manhatton, NY and have the actual MPG want to share? Or any people only use the RDX for city use only and have the actual MPG. I travel a lot in NY City and want to know the MPG before buying it, thanks.
#167 of 218 Re: City Mileage? [newdriver2]
Aug 22, 2007 (11:39 am)
If Downtown Chicago (Water Tower Place) works, we average about 20.5 in mixed driving.
#168 of 218 Re: City Mileage? [newdriver2]
Aug 29, 2007 (12:33 pm)
I just bought my RDX three months ago, I only do city driving in downtown Chicago. I was more than disapointed to learn my average MPG is 10.4. However, this has been during some of the worst continuously hot weather we have seen in years, so the AC is always on. I would not say that I drive crazy fast, just trying to keep up with traffic. Other than the low MPG, i love the car, much better than my 03 discovery
#169 of 218 Re: City Mileage? [pmdesign3]
Aug 29, 2007 (1:40 pm)
WOW. You either need to take that thing in for service immediately, or find a new way of calculating MPG. Even Hummer owners who race off-road would balk at 10.4.
#170 of 218 Re: City Mileage? [carlitos92]
Sep 04, 2007 (12:53 pm)
10.4 is the lowest I've heard... must be computer error or you are doing wrong maths.
#171 of 218 First 143 mile = 15.7mpg
Sep 15, 2007 (10:56 pm)
After drive my 08 RDX w/tech for one week with 143miles (delivery with 4 miles). just refill the full tank with 9.11 gal
143/9.11 = 15.7mpg (Trip Computer Show 15.8mpg)
Location, 95% local drive 5% highway in the Bay area CA.
I drive it very easy and slow since it's still breaking in..... but 15.7 doesn't sounds good. what do you think ?
Sep 16, 2007 (3:15 am)
I bought my RDX a month ago and already got 3K miles on it (sounds like a greyhound).
80% highway and 20% city in varied terrain of pacific northwest. I think 20mpg is probably the average depends on the driving habit. I don't hammer the gas and use cruise control on highway. And open window/roof instead of AC in local.
#173 of 218 20.8 mpg on 687 mile trip
Dec 31, 2007 (12:59 pm)
Just returned from a 3 day trip from Irvine, CA to Paso Robles, CA and back. Got 20.8 mpg overall which was about 80% highway/interstate. About 10% was on narrow, hilly roads connecting the various vineyards in Paso. At home I'm getting 17+ mpg in suburban driving. The car is only about 3 weeks old and had about 500 mi at the start of the trip. My only complaint so far is that the tires generate considerable cabin noise, especially on concrete highways. The noise seems to interfere with the voice recognition system.