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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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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,671 $52,655
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,691
$39,863
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,120
$43,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$717 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 61.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 41.2
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.9
Third Head Room (in) - 35.8
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 28.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 68.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 21.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4424 4550
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
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
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
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 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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 -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.07
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Acura ZDX Acura MDX
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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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