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Compare 2013 Acura MDX vs 2013 Ford Flex vs 2013 Lincoln MKT

2013 Acura MDX
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2013 Ford Flex
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2013 Lincoln MKT
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Select style
AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX AWD 4-Door 16 21 $40,091 $43,280
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,900 $52,905
MDX AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $50,639 $54,805
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,455 $46,955
MDX AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $45,194 $48,855
Select style
4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
Select style
4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD EcoBoost
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 16 23 $44,916 $47,280
MKT 4-Door Wgn 3.7L FWD 17 25 $43,021 $45,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,091
$38,373
$44,916
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,280
$41,150
$47,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$721 / month
$686 / month
$788 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura MDX is one of the most satisfying and enjoyable vehicles to drive, if you must have three rows of seats. With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring. The shape of the 2013 Lincoln MKT might be polarizing, but there's undeniable charm in its luxurious cabin, its feature set and, surprisingly, its (EcoBoost) driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 33.300 33.000
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.500 39.000
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 41.100 40.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.100 58.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.800 41.300
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 38.700 33.500
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 55.500 55.700
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 50.800 49.100
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 44.300 41.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 41.800 40.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 155.8 142.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.000 55.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.400 58.600
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.900 76.000
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.400 65.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 201.800 207.600
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 68.000 67.400
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.400 65.300
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 117.900 117.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 83.200 75.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 20.000 17.900
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 43.200 39.600
Brakes
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 - 13.000 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 - 12.800 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.600 18.600
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.000 15.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 40.700 41.500
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 - TBD - 2.650
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/55R19 P235/55R19
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A N/A
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P235/55R19 P235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4594 4643 4942
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact 18 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 19 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 220
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 287 @ 6250 365 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 254 @ 4500 350 @ 1500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA 998 99T
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 (Est) 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 (Est) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 23 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - 1.000 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.880 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.870 2.870
Trans Order Code
NA 44J 44G
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.650 3.160
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.410 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.740 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.480 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.840 1.840
Trans Type
6 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Ford Flex Lincoln MKT
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.259 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 0.866 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 (2012) 10.2 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 3 (2012) 3 (2012)
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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