Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Ford Flex

2012 Acura MDX
2012 Ford Flex
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,671 $52,655
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,863
$27,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$29,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 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)
141.8 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 33.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.9
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 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 43.2
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 - 13.0 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 - 12.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.6
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
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
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4471
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99C
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 262 @ 6250
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
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 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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Ford Flex
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 (2011)
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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