Compare 2019 Acura MDX vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Acura MDX
2019 Subaru Ascent
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 20 27 $41,586 $44,300
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $52,595 $56,050
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $54,469 $58,050
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 27 $46,271 $49,300
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $48,144 $51,300
MDX SH-AWD 19 26 $43,460 $46,300
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $55,874 $59,550
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $49,550 $52,800
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $54,469 $58,050
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $56,342 $60,050
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 26 $48,144 $51,300
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 19 25 $51,424 $54,800
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $50,018 $53,300
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2.4T 8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 2.4T 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,601 $44,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,586
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,300
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$738 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs. The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 57.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 153.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 40
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 45.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 60.3
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.7 76
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 71.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 86.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 47.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.9
Brakes
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 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 13.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4032 4430
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.60
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.23 - 0.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.7
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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