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Compare 2011 Acura MDX vs 2011 Ford Flex vs 2011 Lincoln MKT

2011 Acura MDX
X
2011 Ford Flex
X
2011 Lincoln MKT
X
Select style
AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,410 $42,930
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,138 $52,555
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $49,861 $54,455
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $42,743 $46,605
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,466 $48,505
Select style
4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $37,237 $40,030
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $39,963 $43,025
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $35,553 $38,180
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,817 $29,355
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $31,805 $34,060
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $34,530 $37,055
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,121 $32,210
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 22 $39,508 $42,525
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/Ecoboost 16 21 $42,234 $45,520
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $37,824 $40,675
Select style
4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD w/EcoBoost 16 21 $46,314 $49,300
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.7L AWD 16 22 $43,519 $46,295
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.7L FWD 17 23 $41,664 $44,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,410
$37,237
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,930
$40,030
$49,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$716 / month
$667 / month
$822 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power. A singular look, along with top-shelf turbo power and features, earns the 2011 Ford Flex our top score among utility vehicles. The swinging style sets an audacious mood—and the 2011 Lincoln MKT backs it up with turbo V-6 thrust.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle AWD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5 39.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.0 41.1 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 38.7 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.5 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 50.8 49.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.3 41.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.8 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 155.8 142.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.0 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.4 58.6
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 33.3 33.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.4 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 201.8 207.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 68.0 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.4 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 117.9 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.9 76.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 83.2 75.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 20.0 17.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 43.2 39.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.7 41.5
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 - TBD - T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA TB8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/55R19 P255/45R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA TB8
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/55R19 P255/45R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300 450
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000 4500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4643 5010
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x - TBD - 20 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 19 x - TBD - 20 x -TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD - 200
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI SMPI GDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 248 @ 4500 350 @ 1500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA 99C 99T
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 262 @ 6250 355 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J 44G
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.39 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA w/Selectshift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Station Wagon
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Ford Flex Lincoln MKT
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.26 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indpendent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.4 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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