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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 23 $33,099 $37,400
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $34,338 $38,800
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,099
$36,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,400
$40,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$623 / month
$670 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Lexus RX 350 has a well-earned reputation for luxury, but fun is off the menu. The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 59.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 142.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 61.6
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 61.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.2
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.9
Third Head Room (in) - 35.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.1 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 186.2 190.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.3 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) 84.7 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 -
Brakes
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) 12.6 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) 11.3 x - TBD - 13.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 21.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/65SR17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/65SR17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size 225/65SR17 T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3870 4548
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 610
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 6200 300 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 @ 4700 275 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.07
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.24 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 350 Acura MDX
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multilink
 
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