2015 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

2015 Acura MDX
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The BMW X5 is a more handsome–albeit more carlike–crossover than it ever has been in the past, and offers a wider variety of engines, appearance packages, and interior trims.

The Lexus RX 350 is the segment's perennial best-seller, but it lacks the extra row of seats and much of the fun-factor behind the wheel.

The Lincoln MKT may look a little strange from the outside, but its interior is well-designed and equally useful by comparison to the MDX.

There's also the Buick Enclave, which offers an exceptionally quiet ride and gentle, smooth driving dynamics–as well as a long list of standard and available features.

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8.4
The 2015 Acura MDX continues to offer an attractive blend of content, comfort, and entertainment for the entire family–including the driver.
8.4
The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV.
8.2
The 2015 Buick Enclave is one of the safest crossovers money can buy, and it impresses with its plus-sized chic styling and appointments.
7.8
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 and RX 400h deliver sensible luxury and excellent comfort -- boldness not necessarily included (or desired).
8.6
Not everyone loves the unique look of the MKT, but if it's your style there's plenty to like, including a muscular available turbo V-6, plenty of infotainment tech, and a comfortable, spacious interior.
7.6
The 2015 Mazda CX-9 isn't as efficient as Mazda's latest offerings, but it manages to put the same kind of smile on the driver's face as the brand's smaller offerings.
MSRP From     
$42,765$53,900$39,050$40,970$43,210$29,985
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door sDrive35iFWD 4-Door ConvenienceFWD 4-Door4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDFWD 4-Door Sport
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
757577
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD