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Selected Style AWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $37,251 $40,990
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $40,924 $45,040
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $42,828 $47,140
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $42,511 $46,790
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $44,415 $48,890
quattro 4-Door 3.6L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,251
$39,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,990
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$708 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Acura MDX has a little more appeal to young families who appreciate top safety, useful technology, and Acura's low depreciation. The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 35.7 NA
Front Hip Room (in) 59.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 142.2 104.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 NA
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) 59.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 58.7
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1 NA
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) 42.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 68.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 66.0
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 42.0
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 13.8 x - TBD -
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 - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.29 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 39.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4548 5015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 610 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 5000 266 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6000 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI MPI SDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Audi Q7
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link 4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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