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2013 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

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The Acura MDX competes with other luxury crossovers that offer three rows of seating—including the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, Volvo XC90, and Buick Enclave.

The Acura MDX is one of our top-ranked large crossovers, and the driving experience is definitely part of that; we think it drives more responsibly than all of these vehicles, while its ride quality is on par with the rest.

The Buick Enclave has received a slight refresh for 2013, but it remains a somewhat stodgier vehicle in driving manners, look, and feel.

The same goes for the Lincoln MKT, which borrows the underpinnings from the roomy, capable Ford Flex and wraps them in a different kind of distinctive sheetmetal—and fits in a 365-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine for class-leading power.

The Volvo XC90 is definitely the oldest face in this crowd; it hasn't changed much in many years, and while it has a luxurious interior and great ride quality, it's not all that sprightly or fuel-efficient.

2013 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View2013 Acura MDX2013 Buick Enclave2013 Buick Enclave2013 Ford Flex2013 Ford Flex2013 Lincoln MKT2013 Lincoln MKT2013 Volvo XC902013 Volvo XC90
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The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats.
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The Buick Enclave remains one of the most distinctive and comfortable large crossovers, and a substantially upgraded interior keeps it contemporary for 2013.
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With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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The shape of the 2013 Lincoln MKT might be polarizing, but there's undeniable charm in its luxurious cabin, its feature set and, surprisingly, its (EcoBoost) driving experience.
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The 2013 Volvo XC90 isn't cutting-edge in any way, but it's a smart, upscale pick for families who want to be comfortable and safe.
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16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
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Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle - 2WDSport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
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AWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door Convenience4-Door SE FWD4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDAWD 4-Door
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic
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