Compare 2008 Acura MDX vs 2008 INFINITI FX35

2008 Acura MDX
2008 INFINITI FX35
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
RWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,530
$34,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,195
$38,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$634 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality. If you want even more V-8 power, wait for the 2009 Infiniti FX 50 with a full 390 horsepower.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 105.1
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 56.9
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.5
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.9
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 189.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 27.4
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)
83.5 64.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.3
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)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.3 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 23.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 T175/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 4151
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 8
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
610 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 275 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 5000 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.47
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Infiniti FX35
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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