Compare 2008 Acura MDX vs 2009 Lexus RX 350

2008 Acura MDX
2009 Lexus RX 350
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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
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,530
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,195
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$628 / 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. The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.5
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 102.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA
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 38.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 11.3 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 225/65SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 225/65SR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 3870
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
610 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 5000 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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