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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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Drivetrain

Features

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
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,183 $29,785
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,686 $31,375
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,492 $32,230
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,996 $33,820
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $32,911 $34,785
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,413 $36,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$28,183
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$29,785
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$496 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets a sharper, even sportier look, as well as new active-safety features, and should remain one of the most exciting and engaging vehicles with three rows of seating.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 39.6
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 59.4
Third Leg Room (in) 27.4 32.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) 40.6 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.3 139.4
Third Head Room (in) 35.6 35.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.3 64.7
Wheelbase (in) 111 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.2 76.2
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 193.6 200.6
Height, Overall (in) 67.6 68.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 31.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 47.3
Liftover Height (in) - 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.4 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 14.8 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.4 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 19.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 48.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.6 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 12.8 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 20.1
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18 P245/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size NA T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4025 4317
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200 273 @ 6250
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.7L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.859
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.393
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.370
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.154
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.685
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.148
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.464
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.555
Trans Type 6 6
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 Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 13.7
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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