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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
FWD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 23 $33,742 $37,700
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $34,995 $39,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,251
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,990
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$628 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 59.1 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 57.9
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Third Hip Room (in) 42.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.5
Third Head Room (in) 35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 59.0 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 142.2 102.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 72.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 37.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.29 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 225/65SR17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4548 3870
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 610 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System PGM-FI MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 5000 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.7L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4-Door SUV
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Lexus RX 350
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
 
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