Compare 2011 Acura MDX vs 2011 Ford Flex

2011 Acura MDX
2011 Ford Flex
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,410 $42,930
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $42,743 $46,605
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,466 $48,505
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,138 $52,555
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,861 $54,455
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,817 $29,355
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,121 $32,210
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,805 $34,060
4-Door AWD SEL w/Ecoboost 16 21 $34,530 $37,055
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $35,553 $38,180
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $37,237 $40,030
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $37,824 $40,675
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 22 $39,508 $42,525
4-Door AWD Limited w/Ecoboost 16 21 $39,963 $43,025
4-Door AWD Titanium w/Ecoboost 16 21 $42,234 $45,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,410
$27,817
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,930
$29,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$716 / month
$489 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power. A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle FWD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.0 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 201.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 117.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 43.2
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 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - - 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 - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.7
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 262 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99C
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Ford Flex
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.26
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indpendent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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