Compare 2012 Acura ZDX vs 2012 Acura MDX

2012 Acura ZDX
2012 Acura MDX
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $42,691 $46,120
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 23 $46,809 $50,620
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 23 $52,346 $56,670
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,671 $52,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,691
$39,863
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,120
$43,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$717 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 59.0
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 61.6
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 141.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 191.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.3 42.9
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)
55.8 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4424 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4.0 17 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 4.25
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.36
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura ZDX Acura MDX
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
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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