2011 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

2011 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Side Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Acura MDX is one of our top-ranked large crossovers.

Contenders include the handsome Buick Enclave, with great safety and sex appeal, as well as a prettier interior with a piece or two of less-appealing plastic trim than the MDX.

The Volvo XC90 has three rows of seats, but seating anyone in the third row is an awkward exercise, fuel economy is relatively poor, and initial quality has been less than exemplary.

The new Lincoln MKT takes the fundamentals of the roomy, capable Ford Flex and wraps them in distinctive sheetmetal—and fits in a 355-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine for class-leading power.

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Quick Specs
8.6
With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power.
8.2
The 2011 Buick Enclave no longer feels fresh, but it's still one of the most luxurious, passenger-friendly, and uniquely American family crossover wagons.
9.2
A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles.
9.0
The swinging style sets an audacious mood—and the 2011 Lincoln MKT backs it up with turbo V-6 thrust.
8.4
The 2010 Volvo XC90 has aged gracefully and now is more feature-packed than ever; however, its poor fuel economy tarnishes an otherwise superb vehicle.
MSRP From    
$42,930$35,865$29,355$44,300$38,400
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class    
Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleFWD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
AWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door CX4-Door SE FWD4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDFWD 4-Door I6
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77777
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 DoorSport Utility Vehicle4 DoorStation Wagon4 Door
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic,
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2011 Acura MDX vs. 2011 Buick Enclave2011 Acura MDX vs. 2011 Ford Flex2011 Acura MDX vs. 2011 Lincoln MKT2011 Acura MDX vs. 2011 Volvo XC90