Compare 2016 Acura MDX vs 2016 Ford Flex

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 19 27 $40,021 $43,015
MDX FWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $41,414 $44,515
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance 20 27 $49,506 $53,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 20 27 $51,363 $55,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech 19 27 $44,130 $47,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $45,244 $48,640
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 19 27 $45,987 $49,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 26 $41,878 $45,015
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $43,271 $46,515
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance 19 26 $51,363 $55,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 19 26 $53,220 $57,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech 18 26 $45,987 $49,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 18 26 $47,844 $51,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $48,958 $52,640
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $38,067 $39,860
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 15 21 $40,788 $42,710
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 16 23 $36,204 $37,910
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 16 23 $28,670 $29,710
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $32,814 $34,360
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 16 23 $30,951 $32,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,021
$38,067
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,015
$39,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$664 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear. The 2016 Ford Flex remains a singularly boxy and handsome SUV, with excellent interior room and safety scores.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
59 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 155.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 201.8
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
111 117.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 43.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 83.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15 20
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3960 4637
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 650
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 287 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.87
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Ford Flex
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8
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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