Among these mid-size, road-oriented crossover SUVs, the Acura MDX has a ride that’s better than all but the RX 350, while offering straight-line performance that’s close to or better than all of them.
On the other hand, most of these competitors outdo the MDX in available high-tech options, such as laser cruise control, adaptive (swiveling) headlamps, or lane-departure warning systems.
The FX 35 lacks a third row, but it’s the only one in the group that handles as well or better than the MDX; the FX’s ride, however is not as good.
The XC90 has a roomier third row, but it’s the least exciting to drive.
The Audi Q7 has a beautiful interior and plenty of luxury features, however it’s surprisingly cumbersome, revealing of its especially hefty curb weight.
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|2008 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2009 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings||2008 Audi Q7Browse Used Listings||2008 Volvo XC90Browse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4WD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 3.6L||FWD 4-Door I6 w/Snrf/3rd Row|
|4 Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4-Door SUV||4 Door SUV||4 Door|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic,|
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|2008 Acura MDX vs. 2009 Lexus RX 350||2008 Acura MDX vs. 2008 Audi Q7||2008 Acura MDX vs. 2008 Volvo XC90|