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Acura MDX
2021 Acura MDX
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$44,500
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2021 Audi Q5
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
261 hp @ 5000 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,032 lbs
4,079 lbs
4,145 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
4,400 lbs
5,000 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
25 MPG
24 MPG
City
20 MPG
23 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
7.2 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
18.5 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
425.5 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
518 miles
519.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.2 in
184.3 in
194.9 in
Height
67.4 in
65.5 in
68.1 in
Max Width
77.7 in
74.5 in
76 in
Front Width
66.3 in
63.6 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
63.3 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
111 in
111 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
41 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
40.2 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
57.7 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
N/A
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
37.8 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
37.7 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
56.5 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
N/A
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
28.1 in
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
35.6 in
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.7 in
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
N/A
45.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
53.1 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
25.1 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
25.1 ft³
16 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
38.7 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P235/60HR19
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P235/60HR19
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

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
  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Manhattan Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Graystone, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Atlas Beige, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Okapi Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Rock Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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