Compare 2011 Lexus RX 350 vs 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Lexus RX 350
2011 Acura MDX
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,410 $42,930
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $42,743 $46,605
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,466 $48,505
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,138 $52,555
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,861 $54,455
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,363
$39,410
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,075
$42,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Much of the appeal of the 2011 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h rests in the way they provide comfort and security to driver and passengers while sealing out the world. With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 61.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 59.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 142.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 61.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.0
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 191.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 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)
80.3 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 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)
12.9 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)
19.2 21.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electronic Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R18 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection PGM-FI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
257 @ 4700 270 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 4.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 2.27
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Acura MDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
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.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 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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