Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2013 Lexus RX 350

2014 Acura MDX
2013 Lexus RX 350
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,083 $39,660
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,392 $41,060
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,274 $47,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$39,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver. The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.800
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.000
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 54.500
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 57.900
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.700
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.500
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.100
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 99.700
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 55.500
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 67.700
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 63.800
Wheelbase (in)
111 107.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 74.200
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 7.300
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 187.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 40.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 80.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.900 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 12.200 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.200
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.800
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.800
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.790
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 40.000
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.900
Trans Order Code
NA N/A
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.300
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 4.398
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.420
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4 (2012)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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