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2021 Acura MDX
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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2021 Toyota Land Cruiser
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
5.7-liter V8 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 13 MPG
Hwy: 17 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
5.7-liter V8 Gas
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
381 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
401 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,032 lbs
4,145 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
5,000 lbs
8,100 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
24 MPG
14 MPG
City
20 MPG
21 MPG
13 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
29 MPG
17 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
17.9 gallons
24.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
390 miles
375.9 miles
319.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
526.5 miles
519.1 miles
418.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
196.2 in
194.9 in
194.9 in
Height
67.4 in
68.1 in
74 in
Max Width
77.7 in
76 in
78 in
Front Width
66.3 in
65.3 in
64.9 in
Rear Width
66.3 in
65.4 in
64.7 in
Wheelbase
111 in
112.2 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
5.6 in
N/A
8.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
8 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.4 in
42 in
42.9 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.1 in
41.2 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.1 in
59 in
61 in
Front Seat Hip Room
57.5 in
57.2 in
59.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.5 in
41 in
34.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.3 in
39.4 in
38.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
59.1 in
58.7 in
61.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
57.8 in
57 in
58.6 in
Third Row Leg Room
28.1 in
27.7 in
28.3 in
Third Row Headroom
35.6 in
36.1 in
35.8 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.7 in
55 in
62.3 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.6 in
45.6 in
56.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³
84.3 ft³
81.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³
48.4 ft³
43 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³
16 ft³
16.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
37.4 ft
38.7 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
Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P245/60HR18
P235/65VR18
P285/60VR18
Rear Tire
P245/60HR18
P235/65VR18
P285/60VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Full-Size

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
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Graystone, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Black, Semi-Aniline Perforated Leather-Trimmed Seating
  • Terra, Semi-Aniline Perforated Leather-Trimmed Seating

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

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
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
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
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
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
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

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
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles