Compare 2008 Acura MDX vs 2008 Porsche Cayenne

2008 Acura MDX
2008 Porsche Cayenne
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $36,530 $40,195
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport Pkg 15 20 $41,608 $45,795
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $43,603 $47,995
MDX 4WD 4-Door Sport/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $42,107 $46,345
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 15 20 $39,704 $43,695
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 15 20 $41,699 $45,895
MDX 4WD 4-Door Tech/Pwr Tail Gate 15 20 $40,203 $44,245
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AWD 4-Door GTS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Manual 13 18 $61,472 $69,200
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Tiptronic 11 17 $64,022 $72,200
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $38,797 $43,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,516 $57,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,372 $46,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $81,859 $93,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,530
$61,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,195
$69,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$670 / month
$1153 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura MDX has a little more passion than most larger SUVs, with no less practicality. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.00 x 1.10
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 - 13.78 x 1.34
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P295/35R21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P295/35R21
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4548 5115
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 21 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 21 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
610 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 5000 369 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000 405 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.0
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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