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Selected Style AWD 4-Door Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $38,797 $43,400
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,372 $46,400
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,516 $57,900
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 13 18 $61,472 $69,200
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 11 17 $64,022 $72,200
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $81,859 $93,700
4WD 4-Door
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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
$38,797
$36,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,400
$40,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$723 / month
$670 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Cayenne isn’t as well-rounded of a package as some of its rivals, but the Porsche name has a lot of draw on its own. 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 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 61.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 142.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 61.6
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.6
Third Head Room (in) - 35.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.1
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.9 68.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.4 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in) - TBD - 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.54 8.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.9 190.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 19.07 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) 62.51 83.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.00 x 1.10 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) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.29
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 771 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7716 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4762 4548
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 610
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 3000 275 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.6L/219 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200 300 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.70
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.07
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.0 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Porsche Cayenne Acura MDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
 
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