Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2012 INFINITI EX35

2013 Acura RDX
2012 INFINITI EX35
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
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RWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 17 24 $33,170 $35,800
AWD 4-Door 17 24 $34,464 $37,200
RWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $35,295 $38,100
AWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $36,588 $39,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,245
$33,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,320
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$597 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. With tight rear seats and a small cargo area, the 2012 Infiniti EX35 is less like a sporty crossover, more like a high-riding sports sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 28.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 88.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 71.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 182.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 18.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 26.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 47.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 24.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.3
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)
12.0 x - TBD - 12.1 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 3.06
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 34.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P225/55VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P225/55VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA T165/80D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 3764
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 297 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX INFINITI EX35
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4
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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