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Acura MDX
2020 Acura MDX
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$44,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.3
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Audi Q8
2020 Audi Q8
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$68,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Volkswagen Atlas
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
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$30,895
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8.3
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-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: 17 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
22.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
3.0-liter Turbo V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
369 lb-ft @ 1370 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
43.5 ft
38.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
21" x 10"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
21" x 10"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
N/A
N/A
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
N/A
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P285/45HR21
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P285/45HR21
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
19 MPG
24 MPG
City
20 MPG
17 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
22 MPG
26 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
9.2 (2019) Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
22.5 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
382.5 miles
409.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
495 miles
483.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
67.4 in
67.2 in
70 in
Max Width
77.7 in
78.5 in
78.3 in
Front Width
66.3 in
66.1 in
67.2 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
66.6 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
111 in
117.9 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
5.8 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
41.6 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
37.1 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
59.5 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
N/A
58.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
40.2 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
38.1 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
58.5 in
60.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
N/A
58 in
Third Row Leg Room
28.1 in
N/A
33.7 in
Third Row Headroom
35.6 in
N/A
38.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.7 in
N/A
54.9 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
N/A
45.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,032 lbs
N/A
N/A
Maximum Trailering Capacity
3,500 lbs
N/A
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
60.7 ft³
96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
30.5 ft³
55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
30.5 ft³
20.6 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Carrara White
  • Night Black
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Condor Gray Metallic
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Dragon Orange Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Galaxy Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Orca Black Metallic
  • Samurai Gray Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Graystone, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Valcona Leather Seat Trim
  • Okapi Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Pando Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Saiga Beige, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Saiga Beige, Valcona Leather Seat Trim
  • Sarder Brown, Valcona Leather Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
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
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A