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Acura MDX
2021 Acura MDX
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2021 Ford Explorer
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2021 Jeep Cherokee
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
171 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,032 lbs
4,345 lbs
3,590 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
5,300 lbs
2,000 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
City
20 MPG
21 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
31 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
18.6 gallons
15.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
390.6 miles
347.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
520.8 miles
489.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.2 in
198.8 in
182 in
Height
67.4 in
70.2 in
65.7 in
Max Width
77.7 in
78.9 in
73.2 in
Front Width
66.3 in
66.9 in
62.7 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
66.9 in
63.1 in
Wheelbase
111 in
119.1 in
106.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
8.2 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
43 in
41.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
40.7 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
61.8 in
57.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
59.2 in
53.8 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
39 in
40.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
40.5 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
61.9 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
59.1 in
49.9 in
Third Row Leg Room
28.1 in
32.2 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
35.6 in
38.9 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.7 in
54.6 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
40.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
87.8 ft³
54.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
47.9 ft³
25.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
18.2 ft³
25.8 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
N/A
37.6 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P255/65HR18
P225/60R17
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P255/65HR18
P225/60R17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
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
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
Bright White Clearcoat

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Light Brownstone Pearlcoat
  • Olive Green Pearlcoat
  • Slate Blue Pearlcoat
  • Spitfire Orange Clearcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Graystone, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
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
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
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
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
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
3 Years / Unlimited Miles