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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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Drivetrain

Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
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
SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,368 $47,450
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,486 $41,160
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,177 $39,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$37,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$39,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$663 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. While the 2014 Lexus RX may not be over-the-top luxurious, it's a plush, lavish crossover that delivers the right premium impression.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 27.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.3 99.7
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.7
Third Hip Room (in) 40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.1
Third Head Room (in) 35.6 -
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Front Hip Room (in) 57.5 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 39
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.2 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 193.6 187.8
Height, Overall (in) 67.6 66.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.3 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 111 107.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.4 80.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 14.8 40
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.4 40
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 38.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4025 4178
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 4.40
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Lexus RX 350
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4.0 (Est)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.7 (Est)
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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