The Acura MDX competes with other luxury crossovers that offer three rows of seating—including the Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, Volvo XC90, and Buick Enclave.
The Acura MDX is one of our top-ranked large crossovers, and the driving experience is definitely part of that; we think it drives more responsibly than all of these vehicles, while its ride quality is on par with the rest.
The Buick Enclave has received a slight refresh for 2013, but it remains a somewhat stodgier vehicle in driving manners, look, and feel.
The same goes for the Lincoln MKT, which borrows the underpinnings from the roomy, capable Ford Flex and wraps them in a different kind of distinctive sheetmetal—and fits in a 365-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine for class-leading power.
The Volvo XC90 is definitely the oldest face in this crowd; it hasn't changed much in many years, and while it has a luxurious interior and great ride quality, it's not all that sprightly or fuel-efficient.
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|2013 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2013 Buick EnclaveBrowse Used Listings||2013 Ford FlexBrowse Used Listings||2013 Lincoln MKTBrowse Used Listings||2013 Volvo XC90Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD|
|AWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door Convenience||4-Door SE FWD||4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD||FWD 4-Door|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic|
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|2013 Acura MDX vs. 2013 Buick Enclave||2013 Acura MDX vs. 2013 Ford Flex||2013 Acura MDX vs. 2013 Lincoln MKT||2013 Acura MDX vs. 2013 Volvo XC90|