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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 15 22 $34,980 $38,050
AWD 4-Door 15 20 $36,354 $39,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,251
$34,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,990
$38,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$634 / 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. 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
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Second Hip Room (in) 59.1 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 56.9
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.5
Third Hip Room (in) 42.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.9
Third Head Room (in) 35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 59.0 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 142.2 105.1
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) 108.3 112.2
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 Rack & Pinion 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 - TBD - 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) - TBD - 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/- TBD - 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6000 275 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 5000 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
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
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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