Compare 2009 Lexus RX 350 vs 2008 Acura MDX

2009 Lexus RX 350
2008 Acura MDX
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
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/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,742
$36,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,700
$40,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$628 / month
$670 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality. The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 61.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 142.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 59.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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 -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 21.0
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.29
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/65SR17 P255/55HR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3870 4548
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 18 x 8
Front 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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 4700 275 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200 300 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.07
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Acura MDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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