Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Audi Q7 vs 2012 Lincoln MKT

2012 Acura MDX
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2012 Audi Q7
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2012 Lincoln MKT
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
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quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 17 25 $47,849 $51,450
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $43,013 $46,250
Q7 quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line 16 22 $55,753 $59,950
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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 22 $43,529 $46,295
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.7L FWD 17 24 $41,674 $44,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,863
$47,849
$43,529
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$51,450
$46,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$858 / month
$772 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive. The 2012 Audi Q7 has what upscale suburban families want: a lavish interior, a cabin full of premium features, and performance and ride that are very carlike--plus serious towing ability if and when you need it. EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.7 58.6
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 29.2 33.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.0 39.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 - TBD - 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 35.4 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 - TBD - 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 48.6 49.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 37.1 41.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.5 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 133.2 142.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 - TBD - 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.1 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.0 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 200.3 207.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 68.4 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 66.0 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 118.2 117.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 42.0 39.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
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 72.5 75.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 10.9 17.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x - 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 - 13.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 26.4 18.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 39.4 41.5
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 2.66 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 265/50R19 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 265/50R19 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 990 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6600 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 5567 4951
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 18 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x 8.5 19 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)
130 190 200
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 225 @ 3750 355 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Turbocharged Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 406 @ 1750 350 @ 1500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA 99T
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.0L/181 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 25 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.21 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.07 2.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.84 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA 44G
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.27 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.44 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.97 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.86 1.84
Trans Type
6 8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.83 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Audi Q7 Lincoln MKT
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - TBD - 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 10.6 10.4
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
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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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