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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
4-Door AWD 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door AWD 3.2L 14 17 $34,038 $36,600
4-Door AWD 5.0L 13 16 $42,176 $45,350
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 13 17 $61,287 $65,900
4-Door AWD 3.5L 14 17 $34,364 $36,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,161
$34,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,700
$36,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$610 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.9 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 161.5 105
Third Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.2 58.2
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 29.3 -
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.7
Third Hip Room (in) 48.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 182.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 71.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 111.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.5 81.2
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 34.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 0.4 11.22 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 11.85 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.22 3.62
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4420 4786
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 11.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5750 215 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 3500-5000 229 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.023 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.531 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4 Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.889 3.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.566 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.375 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.729 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - 2.64
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.693 3.93
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/L-Arm w/Torsion Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Double Wishbone
 
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