2019 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

2019 Acura MDX A-Spec
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The competitors for luxury three-row crossovers are refined and plentiful.

The Audi Q7 is a conservative pick with plenty of tech, although it's pricey in top trims.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Class is relatively aged compared to the rest, but offers a wide range of powertrains that others largely skip.

The BMW X5 is new for 2019 (although it looks the same) and offers a bevy of new tech to please shoppers, but a very small optional third row.

The Volvo XC90 is the looker of the bunch, and offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but we're not as sold on its refinement.

The GMC Acadia could be good for families who don't need a full-time third row and the Acadia doesn't reach the high prices that others can.

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Quick Specs
Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs.
The 2019 Audi Q7 delivers on the factors most important to large luxury SUV buyers: space, comfort, style, safety, and impressive technology.
The 2019 BMW X5 grows even closer to being the do-it-all vehicle in its family.
The 2019 GMC Acadia doesn’t stand out but is a solid choice for those who only need a third row occasionally.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class can be outfitted to please nearly every luxury-SUV buyer.
The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a standout effort from the Swedish brand, offering style, luxury, and practicality in a way many other luxury SUVs don’t.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas I4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 4WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door SLGLE 400 4MATIC SUVT5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity Vehicle4 Door4MATICSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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