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Acura MDX
2021 Acura MDX
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$44,500
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Acura RDX
2021 Acura RDX
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$38,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Cadillac XT5
2021 Cadillac XT5
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$43,995
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.0
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
235 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500-4000 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
39 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
19" x 8"
18" x TBD
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
19" x 8"
18" x TBD

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P235/55HR19
P235/65R18
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P235/55HR19
P235/65R18

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
City
20 MPG
22 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
17.1 gallons
19.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
376.2 miles
426.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
478.8 miles
562.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.2 in
186.7 in
189.6 in
Height
67.4 in
65.7 in
66.1 in
Max Width
77.7 in
74.8 in
74.9 in
Front Width
66.3 in
64.2 in
64.8 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
64.7 in
64.8 in
Wheelbase
111 in
108.3 in
112.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
5.7 in
7.8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
42 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
40 in
39.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
60 in
58.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
55 in
56.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
38 in
39 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
38 in
38.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
57 in
56.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
50 in
54.8 in
Third Row Leg Room
28.1 in
N/A
N/A
Third Row Headroom
35.6 in
N/A
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.7 in
N/A
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
N/A
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,032 lbs
3,783 lbs
3,915 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
N/A
1,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
58.9 ft³
63 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
29.5 ft³
30.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
29.5 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Graystone, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Ebony, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Jet Black, Leatherette Seats

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Entertainment System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
N/A
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
Rust-Through
N/A
N/A
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
Warranty Note
N/A
N/A
Preliminary 2021 Warranty