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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $35,363 $39,075
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $36,630 $40,475
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Features

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.1
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.0
Third Head Room (in) - 37.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 191.6
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
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) 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 -
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 -
Brakes
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) 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 21.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Electronic Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.29
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R18 P255/55HR18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4178 4550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 6200 300 @ 6300
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 350 Acura MDX
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 10.4
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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