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Selected Style 4-Door SUV
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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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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) 48.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 40.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 61.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.5 75.0
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 0.4 11.7 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 41.3
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 3500-5000 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA 1MZ-FE
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.693 3.94
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Lexus RX 300
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm MacPherson Strut
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
 
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