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Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
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$53,000
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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid
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2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter V6 Hybrid
Engine
3.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 36 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
6 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter V6 Hybrid
3.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
2.5-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
321 hp @ 6300 rpm
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
289 lb-ft
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
175 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,471 lbs
4,345 lbs
4,330 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
N/A
3,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
24 MPG
36 MPG
City
26 MPG
21 MPG
36 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 Tons/yr
N/A
5.0 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.4 gallons
19.2 gallons
17.1 gallons
Cruising Range City
504.4 miles
403.2 miles
615.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
523.8 miles
537.6 miles
598.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.2 in
N/A
194.9 in
Height
67.4 in
69.9 in
68.1 in
Max Width
77.7 in
78.9 in
76 in
Front Width
66.3 in
66.9 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
66.9 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
111 in
119.1 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
7.9 in
8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
6 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
43 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
40.7 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
61.8 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
59.2 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
39 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
40.5 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
61.9 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
59.1 in
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
28.1 in
32.2 in
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
35.6 in
38.9 in
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.7 in
54.6 in
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
40.9 in
45.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
87.8 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
47.9 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
18.2 ft³
16 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.4 ft
N/A
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 8"
20" x 8.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 8"
20" x 8.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/50HR20
P255/55HR20
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P245/50HR20
P255/55HR20
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Silver Spruce Metallic
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Moon Dust
  • Opulent Amber
  • Ruby Flare Pearl

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Perforated Premium Leather Trimmed Seats
  • Espresso, Perforated Premium Leather Trimmed Seats
  • Graystone, Perforated Premium Leather Trimmed Seats
  • Parchment, Perforated Premium Leather Trimmed Seats
N/A
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles