Compare 2016 Ford Flex vs 2016 Acura MDX

2016 Ford Flex
2016 Acura MDX
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 16 23 $28,670 $29,710
4-Door FWD SEL 16 23 $30,951 $32,410
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $32,814 $34,360
4-Door FWD Limited 16 23 $36,204 $37,910
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $38,067 $39,860
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 15 21 $40,788 $42,710
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 27 $40,021 $43,015
FWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $41,414 $44,515
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 26 $41,878 $45,015
SH-AWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $43,271 $46,515
FWD 4-Door w/Tech 19 27 $44,130 $47,440
FWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $45,244 $48,640
FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 19 27 $45,987 $49,440
SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech 18 26 $45,987 $49,440
FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plu 19 27 $47,101 $50,640
SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $47,101 $50,640
SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 18 26 $47,844 $51,440
SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plu 18 26 $48,958 $52,640
FWD 4-Door w/Advance 20 27 $49,506 $53,230
FWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 20 27 $51,363 $55,230
SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance 19 26 $51,363 $55,230
SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 19 26 $53,220 $57,230
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,670
$40,021
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,710
$43,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$717 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Flex remains a singularly boxy and handsome SUV, with excellent interior room and safety scores. The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 27.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 38.3
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 40.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 132.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.5
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 35.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 59
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 36.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.6
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 111
Height, Overall (in)
68 67.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 66.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 77.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 68.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4439 3960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
287 @ 6500 290 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.84
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.83
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.58
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.70
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Acura MDX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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
--
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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