Until they shed some weight, mileage will not improve much. Especially the city number. The Outback is substantially smaller. I considered getting one to replace my '07 MDX. I like that the Outback is lower and weighs subtantially less. But the Outback doesn't have 3rd row seating, which I need every so often.
I don't think that's the case. The current engine in the MDX, as the case with many Honda engines, don't produce much torque at lower RPM's, a lot of revving is required to get up and go. The newer Honda engines are designed for more torque at lower RPM's, reducing the need to rev as high, thus may very well be more efficient.
2014 MDX SH-AWD Tech, White
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