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Acura MDX
2021 Acura MDX
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$44,500
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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$32,370
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
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Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
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$31,545
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.6-liter 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
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.6 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
3.6-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Short And Long Arm
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P265/60R18
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P265/60R18
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

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

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 Tons/yr
8.4 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
24.6 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
467.4 miles
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
639.6 miles
446.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.2 in
189.8 in
198.3 in
Height
67.4 in
69.3 in
70 in
Max Width
77.7 in
76.5 in
78.3 in
Front Width
66.3 in
63.9 in
67.2 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
64.1 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
111 in
114.8 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
8.6 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
40.3 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
39.9 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
58.7 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
57 in
58.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
38.6 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
39.2 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
58 in
60.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
56.2 in
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 Towing

Curb Weight
4,032 lbs
4,513 lbs
4,222 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
3,500 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
68.3 ft³
96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
36.3 ft³
55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
36.3 ft³
20.6 ft³

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
Bright White Clearcoat
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Sting-Gray Clearcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Graystone, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
N/A
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
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
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
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
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
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles