2016 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

2017 Acura MDX

The Acura MDX has been a pillar for Honda's luxury brand, a steady seller and top-rated vehicle from the day it was introduced.

If you're looking for alternatives, you have wide latitude in pricing and seating.

The BMW X5 is a more handsome—albeit more car-like—crossover than it ever has been in the past, and offers a wider variety of engines, appearance packages, and interior trims.

The Lexus RX 350 is the segment's perennial best-seller, but it lacks the extra row of seats and much of the fun-factor behind the wheel.

There's also the Buick Enclave, which offers an exceptionally quiet ride and gentle, smooth driving dynamics—as well as a long list of standard and available features.

The Lincoln MKT may look a little strange from the outside, but its interior is well-designed and equally useful by comparison to the MDX.

The Volvo XC90 is all new, very luxurious and quiet, and offers a plug-in hybrid edition.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear.
The benchmark of mid-size luxury SUVs, the 2016 BMW X5 offers handsome looks, a choice of powertrains, an abundance of tech features, sporty on-road dynamics, and even some off-road capability.
The Enclave is a smooth, comfortable vehicle suitable for large families.
The 2016 Lincoln MKT has a polarizing style for a crossover wagon; combined with its comfortable, super-spacious interior and muscular powertrains, it's still an outside pick, especially against other luxury crossovers.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class   
Small SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name   
FWD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door sDrive35iFWD 4-Door Convenience4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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