Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2014 Audi Q7 vs 2014 Lincoln MKT

2014 Acura MDX
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2014 Audi Q7
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2014 Lincoln MKT
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
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quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium 16 22 $44,362 $47,700
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 16 22 $44,362 $47,700
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 19 28 $49,198 $52,900
quattro 4-Door 3.0T S line Prestige 16 22 $56,638 $60,900
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4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD 17 25 $40,898 $43,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L AWD EcoBoost 16 23 $42,792 $45,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,185
$44,362
$40,898
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,290
$47,700
$43,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$705 / month
$795 / month
$718 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver. There's much to love about the 2014 Audi Q7 and few if any failings; it does everything a three-row crossover vehicle should do, with great elegance and sophistication—and skips the faux-rugged nonsense. The provocative Lincoln MKT has undeniable charm--a fantastic cabin, great infotainment features, and paddle-shifted EcoBoost power--but you have to buy into the look.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 48.6 49.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 37.1 41.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.5 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 - 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 133.2 142.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.7 58.6
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 29.2 33
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39 39
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 - 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.1 58.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 35.6 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 - 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 8.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
111 118.2 117.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.4 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 66 65.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 78.1 76
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 42 39.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 72.5 75.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 10.9 17.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 22.2 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 48.1 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.2 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.8 13.9
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 13 13.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 26.4 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 39.4 42.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HS8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55HR18 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA HS8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55HR18 P235/55HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 550 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 550 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 5192 4702
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 190 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 750
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 295 @ 2250 278 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA 99K
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183 3.7 L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 280 @ 4920 303 @ 6500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 22 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.84 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.70 3.16
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.86 1.84
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.83 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.84 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.44 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Audi Q7 Lincoln MKT
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 10.0 (Est) 9.2 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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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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