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Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX
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$57,400
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2022 Cadillac XT6
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2022 Ford Explorer
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Overview

Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
3.6L V6 Gas
Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
3.6L V6 Gas
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
310 hp @ 6600 rpm
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
271 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,534 lbs
4,441 lbs
4,345 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,000 lbs
4,000 lbs
5,300 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
21 MPG
21 MPG
24 MPG
City
19 MPG
19 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
25 MPG
26 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 (Est) Tons/yr
8.4 Tons/yr
7.4 (2021) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
19 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
351.5 miles
361 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
462.5 miles
494 miles
501.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.4 in
198.5 in
198.8 in
Height
67.1 in
69.9 in
70.2 in
Max Width
78.7 in
77.3 in
78.9 in
Front Width
67.7 in
66.4 in
66.9 in
Rear Width
67.7 in
66.2 in
66.9 in
Wheelbase
113.8 in
112.7 in
119.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.65 in
8.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.6 in
41.2 in
43 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.5 in
39.8 in
40.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.3 in
61.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.3 in
50.1 in
59.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
39.1 in
39 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.1 in
39.1 in
40.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
60.3 in
57.4 in
61.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
55.7 in
59.1 in
Third Row Leg Room
29 in
29.5 in
32.2 in
Third Row Headroom
36.2 in
37.2 in
38.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
55.1 in
53.5 in
54.6 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
39.5 in
40.9 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
95 ft³
78.7 ft³
87.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
48.4 ft³
43.1 ft³
47.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.1 ft³
12.6 ft³
18.2 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Electric Power Steering
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40.5 ft
38.7 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 9"
20" x TBD
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 9"
20" x TBD
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Five-Link Independent
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P255/50HR20
P235/55R20
P255/65HR18
Rear Tire
P255/50HR20
P235/55R20
P255/65HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Lunar Silver Metallic
N/A
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Apex Blue Pearl
  • Apex Blue Pearl
  • Liquid Carbon Metallic
  • Liquid Carbon Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Perforated Milano Leather & Ultrasuede
  • Red, Perforated Milano Leather & Ultrasuede
  • Cirrus, Leather Seating Surfaces with Mini-Perforated inserts
  • Dark Auburn, Leather Seating Surfaces with Mini-Perforated inserts
  • Jet Black, Leather Seating Surfaces with Mini-Perforated inserts
  • Jet Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seating Surfaces with Chevron-Perforated inserts
  • Maple Sugar, Semi-Aniline Leather Seating Surfaces with Chevron-Perforated inserts
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
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
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
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
Not Available
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
Rollover Rating
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
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
Preliminary 2022 Warranty
N/A
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