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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 3.5L 14 17 $34,364 $36,950
4-Door AWD 5.0L 13 16 $42,176 $45,350
4-Door AWD 5.5L AMG 13 17 $61,287 $65,900
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
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.2 39
Steering Type Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.22 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P255/60HR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4420 4786
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 11.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 115
Engine
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
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 5750 215 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Double Wishbone
 
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