Compare 2011 Acura MDX vs 2011 Lexus RX

2011 Acura MDX
2011 Lexus RX
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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
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX 350 AWD 4-Door 18 24 $36,630 $40,475
RX 350 FWD 4-Door 18 25 $35,363 $39,075
RX 450h AWD 4-Door Hybrid 30 28 $42,156 $46,325
RX 450h FWD 4-Door Hybrid 32 28 $40,709 $44,735
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,410
$36,630
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,930
$40,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$716 / month
$675 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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. Much of the appeal of the 2011 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h rests in the way they provide comfort and security to driver and passengers while sealing out the world.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
142.2 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.0
Third Leg Room (in)
29.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.7
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.1
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 40.0
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 80.3
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 - 12.9 x - TBD -
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 - 12.2 x - TBD -
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 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Electronic Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4343
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 7.5
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 257 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 275 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.27
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Lexus RX 350
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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