Compare 2010 Acura MDX vs 2010 Porsche Cayenne

2010 Acura MDX
2010 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $38,776 $42,230
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $47,504 $51,855
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,227 $53,755
MDX AWD 4-Door Technology Pkg 16 21 $42,108 $45,905
MDX AWD 4-Door Technology/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $43,831 $47,805
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AWD 4-Door GTS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Manual 11 17 $64,980 $72,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Tiptronic 13 18 $67,530 $75,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $40,770 $45,500
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $54,450 $60,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S Transsyberia Tiptronic 11 17 $63,540 $70,800
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $43,320 $48,500
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $89,730 $99,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $113,490 $126,300

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,776
$64,980

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$42,230
$72,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$704 / month
$1207 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character. Despite some issues with practicality, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious and supremely capable performer.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 11 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 17 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

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

Third Hip Room (in)

42.0 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.5 56.7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.2 40.6

Third Head Room (in)

37.5 -

Front Hip Room (in)

59.0 - TBD -

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.5 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

108.3 112.4

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.5 75.9

Track Width, Front (in)

67.7 - TBD -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.2 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

191.6 188.9

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.2 66.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

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 -

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 -

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.0 26.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.0 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.6 38.4

Steering Type

Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.29 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P295/35R21

Rear Tire Order Code

NA - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P255/55HR18 P295/35R21

Spare Tire Size

T165/80D17 - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

NA - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

NA - TBD -

Trailering

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 7716

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4550 5070

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8 21 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x 4 - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8 21 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.2 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

270 @ 4500 369 @ 3500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.7L/224 4.8L/293

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

300 @ 6300 405 @ - TBD -

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V8

Fuel System

PGM-FI MPI SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 17

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 11

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 13

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - TBD -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.49 - TBD -

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA 1.0

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 - TBD -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 - TBD -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.10 - TBD -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.25 - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 - TBD -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 - TBD -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura MDX Porsche Cayenne

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door SUV

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-link Multi-link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.4 14.3

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 6

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