Compare 2022 Acura MDX vs 2021 Kia Telluride

2022 Acura MDX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 26 $45,701 $46,900
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 26 $48,557 $51,600
MDX SH-AWD 19 25 $47,647 $48,900
MDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 19 25 $53,607 $57,100
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 25 $56,810 $60,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 25 $50,437 $53,600
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Telluride EX AWD 19 24 $37,809 $39,590
Telluride EX FWD 20 26 $35,899 $37,590
Telluride LX AWD 19 24 $32,994 $34,190
Telluride LX FWD 20 26 $31,064 $32,190
Telluride S AWD 19 24 $35,310 $36,590
Telluride S FWD 20 26 $33,380 $34,590
Telluride SX AWD 19 24 $42,393 $44,390
Telluride SX FWD 20 26 $40,577 $42,490

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Kia Telluride: Compare Crossover SUVs

Three-row crossover SUVs pepper the landscape of America like minivans did a generation ago. Many of these seven- and eight-seat crossovers are good—but which of the better efforts really is the best?

We’ve driven the 2022 Acura MDX, and found plenty to admire in its suave good looks, its well-sorted handling, and its high level of standard safety gear. Funny thing is, we’ve said the same things about our Best Car To Buy 2020 and our Best Family Car To Buy 2021, the Kia Telluride.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,701
$37,809
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,900
$39,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$782 / month
$660 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Acura MDX wears its new flagship mantle with confidence, from its styling to its eager road manners. The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.1 157.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 61.6
Third Leg Room (in)
29 31.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 59.9
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
36.2 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
59.3 58.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 42.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 67.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 78.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.2
Length, Overall (in)
198.4 196.9
Height, Overall (in)
67.1 68.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.4 46
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95 87
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.1 21
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 12
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)
13.8 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4271 4255
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 262 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.8 L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 291 @ 6000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.65
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.86
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.80
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.81
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Kia Telluride
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.5
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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  • Lease: $329 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: College and military cash
  • Finance: 1.9% APR for 66 months
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