2010 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Acura MDX is among TheCarConnection.com’s top-ranked large crossovers.

Contenders include the handsome Buick Enclave, with great safety and sex appeal, as well as a prettier interior with a piece or two of less-appealing plastic trim than the MDX.

The Volvo XC90 has three rows of seats, but seating anyone in the third row is an awkward exercise, fuel economy is relatively poor, and initial quality has been less than exemplary.

The new Lincoln MKT takes the fundamentals of the roomy, capable Ford Flex and wraps them in distinctive sheetmetal—and fits in a 355-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine for class-leading power.

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Quick Specs
The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.
Supremely spacious and stunning from some angles, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets truly arresting with its EcoBoost turbo V-6.
The 2009 Buick Enclave takes American-made luxury crossovers into the realm where Lexus resides.
The 2008 Volvo XC90 caters well to safety-minded families who need an all-wheel-drive SUV, though third-row room is strictly limited.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
AWD 4-Door4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWDFWD 4-Door CXAWD 4-Door I6
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 DoorStation Wagon4 Door SUV4 Door
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic,
Detailed Spec Comparison
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