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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $40,091 $43,280
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,455 $46,955
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $45,194 $48,855
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,900 $52,905
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $50,639 $54,805
4-Door SE FWD
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Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,091
$29,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,280
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$721 / month
$515 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats. With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 41.800
Passenger Volume (ft³) 141.8 155.8
Second Hip Room (in) 59.1 55.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 58.400
Third Leg Room (in) 28.7 33.300
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 40.500
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Hip Room (in) 42.9 41.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.5 58.100
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.800
Third Head Room (in) 35.8 38.700
Front Hip Room (in) 59.0 55.500
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 50.800
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 44.300
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 65.400
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 117.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 75.900
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 65.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.6 201.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 68.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.9 43.200
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 83.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.0 20.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 12.800 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 - 13.000 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 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 40.700
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.29 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P255/55HR18 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4594 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
Displacement 3.7L/224 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6300 287 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 270 @ 4500 254 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 (Est) 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 (Est) 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.840
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.870
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.480
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Ford Flex
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.95 0.866
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 (2012) 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (2012) 3 (2012)
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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