Compare 2003 Acura MDX vs 2003 Lexus RX 300

2003 Acura MDX
2003 Lexus RX 300
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 17 23 $32,161 $35,700
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg 17 23 $34,501 $38,300
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg RES 17 23 $35,852 $39,800
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg w/Navigation System 17 23 $36,482 $40,500
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg RES w/Navigation System 17 23 $37,832 $42,000
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,161
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,700
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
161.5 110
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.2 57.8
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.3 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.5 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
81.5 75.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.4 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 41.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 225/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 225/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4420 3715
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5750 220 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 3500-5000 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 1MZ-FE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.023 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.531 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.889 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.566 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.375 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.729 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.693 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Lexus RX 300
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/L-Arm MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm MacPherson Strut

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