2011 Acura MDX

2011 Acura MDX Competitors

$47k mid-size SUV, designed in Japan, built in Canada 16 city / 21 hwy 336-441 mile range, gas engine
300 hp 225 cu. in. V6 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other mid-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Acura MDX is also often compared to luxury cars and cars. The 2011 Acura MDX's top rivals come from Acura (such as the TSX and the TL ) and Land Rover (such as the Range Rover Sport Supercharged and the Range Rover Sport HSE)

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the MDX compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it has significantly more cargo space (83.5 ft3 vs 57.3 ft3), has significantly more seats (7 vs 5), has significantly more spacious front seats (57.6 ft3 vs 52.3 ft3), has 3 rows of seats (3 vs 2) and slightly shorter braking distance from 60mph (126 ft vs 142 ft).

However, on average it has much less spacious back seats (34.0 ft3 vs 48.1 ft3), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs supercharger), doesn't have roof rails (not available vs standard), doesn't have leather (not available vs standard) and doesn't have CD changer (not available vs optional).

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged

2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged
$75,395

Significant advantages of the Range Rover Sport Supercharged (vs the MDX )

  • Much more powerful: 510 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Range Rover Sport Supercharged's Supercharger increases power output: Supercharger vs None
  • Much roomier back seats: 48.1 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Range Rover Sport Supercharged (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.8" vs 8.2"
  • Power outlets not available
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Range Rover Sport Supercharged and MDX

  • Fairly powerful: 510 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Both provide sporty handling: 11.4 lb/hp vs 15.2 lb/hp
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X

2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X
$22,945

Significant advantages of the Patriot Latitude X (vs the MDX )

  • Much better highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 23 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • Much roomier back seats: 49.1 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Patriot Latitude X (vs the MDX )

  • Much less cargo room: 54.2 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Significantly less powerful: 172 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Patriot Latitude X and MDX

  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both have power seats
  • Both come standard with an entertainment system
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude X vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2012 BMW X5 xDrive50i

2012 BMW X5 xDrive50i
$64,675

Significant advantages of the X5 xDrive50i (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly more powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • X5 xDrive50i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 5.3 seconds vs 7.3 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the X5 xDrive50i (vs the MDX )

  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Much wider turning radius: 42.0 ft vs 37.6 ft
  • Significantly more expensive: $64,675 vs $47,490

common strengths of the X5 xDrive50i and MDX

  • Fairly powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Both have lots of cargo room: 75.2 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Crowd pleaser: 7 vs 7
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive50i vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
$38,375

Significant advantages of the GLK350 (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly roomier back seats: 44.7 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the GLK350 (vs the MDX )

  • Much less cargo room: 54.7 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Much more cramped front seats: 51.6 ft3 vs 57.6 ft3

common strengths of the GLK350 and MDX

  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.0 seconds vs 7.3 seconds
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.2 lb/hp vs 15.2 lb/hp
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
$40,040

Significant advantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,650 lb vs 1,150 lb
  • Much roomier back seats: 50.8 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 541 miles vs 441 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the MDX )

  • Less cargo room: 68.7 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 7

common strengths of the Grand Cherokee Limited and MDX

  • Fairly powerful: 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 128 ft vs 126 ft
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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$43,375

Significant advantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the MDX )

  • Much roomier back seats: 46.0 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly less cargo room: 57.3 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Keyless entry not available
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the Q5 Premium Plus and MDX

  • Fairly powerful: 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times: 7.1 seconds vs 7.3 seconds
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 130 ft vs 126 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus vs the 2011 Acura MDX

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the MDX compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it has 3 rows of seats (3 vs 2), has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a significantly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile), has better traction (all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive) and slightly tighter turning radius (37.6 ft vs 40.4 ft).

However, on average it has slightly fewer airbags (5 vs 7), has slightly less cargo space (83.5 ft3 vs 100.7 ft3), has slightly fewer seats (7 vs 8), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (441 miles vs 520 miles) and has slightly less spacious back seats (34.0 ft3 vs 41.8 ft3).

2011 Lexus LX 570

2011 Lexus LX 570
$80,330

Significant advantages of the LX 570 (vs the MDX )

  • Many more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • Significantly more powerful: 383 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the LX 570 (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly worse city mileage: 12 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • Much more expensive: $80,330 vs $47,490
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the LX 570 and MDX

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus LX 570 vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer
$29,185

Significant advantages of the Explorer (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly better highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly cheaper: $29,185 vs $47,490
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Explorer (vs the MDX )

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the Explorer and MDX

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Explorer vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2012 GMC Acadia SLE

2012 GMC Acadia SLE
$37,890

Significant advantages of the Acadia SLE (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly more cargo room: 116.9 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Roof rails comes standard
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 42.6 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Acadia SLE (vs the MDX )

  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Acadia SLE and MDX

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 GMC Acadia SLE vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Infiniti QX56

2011 Infiniti QX56
$59,690

Significant advantages of the QX56 (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly more powerful: 400 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Significantly longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Roof rails comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the QX56 (vs the MDX )

  • Paddle shifters not available
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 41.0 ft vs 37.6 ft
  • Only has all-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the QX56 and MDX

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Both have good brakes for high-performance use
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti QX56 vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
$30,240

Significant advantages of the Traverse LS (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly more cargo room: 116.4 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly cheaper: $30,240 vs $47,490

Significant disadvantages of the Traverse LS (vs the MDX )

  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Traverse LS and MDX

  • Great protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
arrow Compare the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
$33,940

Significant advantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the MDX )

  • Better highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Leather comes standard
  • Cheaper: $33,940 vs $47,490

Significant disadvantages of the CX-9 Grand Touring (vs the MDX )

  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Paddle shifters not available

common strengths of the CX-9 Grand Touring and MDX

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 3
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring vs the 2011 Acura MDX

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the MDX compared to luxury car competitors include: it has standard rear air conditioning (standard vs not available), has significantly more seats (7 vs 5), is slightly sportier (15.2 lb/hp vs 17.9 lb/hp), has much more cargo space (83.5 ft3 vs 13.0 ft3) and is slightly more powerful (300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 211 HP @ 4,300 RPM).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (16 mpg vs 22 mpg), is much less fuel efficient on the highway (21 mpg vs 42 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (441 miles vs 516 miles) and has slightly less spacious back seats (34.0 ft3 vs 41.1 ft3).

2011 Acura TSX

2011 Acura TSX
$31,845

Significant advantages of the TSX (vs the MDX )

  • Much better highway mileage: 30 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Leather comes standard
  • Significantly better city mileage: 22 mpg vs 16 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the TSX (vs the MDX )

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the TSX and MDX

  • Lots of cargo room: 60.5 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • People mover: 5 vs 7
  • Inexpensive: $31,845 vs $47,490
arrow Compare the TSX vs the MDX

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the MDX )

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much better highway mileage: 30 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the MDX )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Much less cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the A4 Premium and MDX

  • Both cars can maintain different temperature zones with rear air conditioning, but it comes standard on the {better}
  • Lots of cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • People mover: 5 vs 7
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$43,770

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the MDX )

  • Leather comes standard
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.9 g vs 0.81 g

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the MDX )

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Much less cargo room: 12.5 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the TL and MDX

  • People mover: 5 vs 7
  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.0 ft3 vs 57.6 ft3
arrow Compare the TL vs the MDX

2011 Lexus IS 250

2011 Lexus IS 250
$34,170

Significant advantages of the IS 250 (vs the MDX )

  • Leather comes standard
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Much tighter turning radius: 33.5 ft vs 37.6 ft

Significant disadvantages of the IS 250 (vs the MDX )

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the IS 250 and MDX

  • People mover: 5 vs 7
  • Inexpensive: $34,170 vs $47,490
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus IS 250 vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2012 Audi A3 Premium

2012 Audi A3 Premium
$31,125

Significant advantages of the A3 Premium (vs the MDX )

  • Much better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Much better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 16 mpg
  • Leather comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the A3 Premium (vs the MDX )

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Much less cargo room: 39.0 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3

common strengths of the A3 Premium and MDX

  • Lots of cargo room: 39.0 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • People mover: 5 vs 7
  • Inexpensive: $31,125 vs $47,490
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi A3 Premium vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$38,025

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the MDX )

  • Leather comes standard
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Optional roof rails

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the MDX )

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 7

common strengths of the 328i and MDX

  • People mover: 5 vs 7
  • Inexpensive: $38,025 vs $47,490
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Acura MDX

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the MDX compared to car competitors include: it has much more seats (7 vs 5), has much more cargo space (83.5 ft3 vs 11.9 ft3), has significantly more spacious front seats (57.6 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3), has a slightly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year) and has a slightly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (21 mpg vs 29 mpg), costs more ($47,490 vs $30,700), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (441 miles vs 500 miles), has slightly less spacious back seats (34.0 ft3 vs 42.6 ft3) and higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 5 stars).

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport

2011 Infiniti G37 Sport
$41,095

Significant advantages of the G37 Sport (vs the MDX )

  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.89 g vs 0.81 g
  • Roomier back seats: 41.2 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the G37 Sport (vs the MDX )

  • Much less cargo room: 13.5 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 7

common strengths of the G37 Sport and MDX

  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.2 ft3 vs 57.6 ft3
  • Fairly powerful: 328 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
arrow Compare the 2011 Infiniti G37 Sport vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,700

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the MDX )

  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Leather comes standard
  • Premium radio comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the MDX )

  • Much less cargo room: 11.9 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and MDX

  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have power seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring

2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring
$24,105

Significant advantages of the 3 s Grand Touring (vs the MDX )

  • Much tighter turning radius: 17.1 ft vs 37.6 ft
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 29 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 42.6 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the 3 s Grand Touring (vs the MDX )

  • Much less cargo room: 11.8 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Less safe in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 2 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the 3 s Grand Touring and MDX

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring vs the 2011 Acura MDX

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE
$30,605

Significant advantages of the Camry XLE (vs the MDX )

  • Much roomier back seats: 47.2 ft3 vs 34.0 ft3
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 29 mpg vs 21 mpg
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 536 miles vs 441 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Camry XLE (vs the MDX )

  • Much less cargo room: 14.5 ft3 vs 83.5 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the Camry XLE and MDX

  • Good protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Camry XLE vs the 2011 Acura MDX