2011 Acura
MDX
vs. 2011 Cadillac
SRX

2011 Acura MDX

9.9

Winner

Acura MDX

starting from

$53,440
"Thrilling performance when it comes to acceleration."
canadianblackbook.com | talking about the MDX's transmission
"It’s an excellent vehicle worthy of your attention."
canadianblackbook.com | talking about the MDX's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Acura MDX

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Good cargo space
83.5 ft3
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Power outlets
Standard
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Quite powerful
300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
2011 Cadillac SRX

9.6

Runner-up

Cadillac SRX

starting from

$42,415

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Massive towing weight
3500 lb
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Average-sized back seats
45.4 ft3
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Roof rails
Standard
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Quite expensive
$42,415
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 8.3
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • The MDX 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The MDX 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the SRX
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • The best price we've seen is $11,025 cheaper (more than 20% less), $42,415 vs $53,440
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 16 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Practicality 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • The MDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the SRX
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have good cornering ability
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • More gears
Overall 9.9 vs 9.6

Entertainment System

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MDX
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2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Number of speakers 10 vs 10 More speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The MDX 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the SRX does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The MDX has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the SRX

Cost

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MDX
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SRX
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MSRP $53,440 vs $42,415 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 17 mpg The SRX has OK city mileage, while the MDX is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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MDX
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SRX
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system AcuraLink vs OnStar

Practicality

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MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The MDX has lots of passenger seats and the SRX is OK, too
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Cargo space 83.5 ft3 vs 61.1 ft3 The MDX has lots of cargo room and the SRX is pretty good
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 55.2 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1150 lb vs 3500 lb The SRX can carry a phenomenal amount of weight, and the MDX is comparable to most other vehicles
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The MDX 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the SRX
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The MDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the SRX
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Cupholders 10 vs 4 The MDX has a good number of cupholders, but the SRX does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

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MDX
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

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MDX
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SRX
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 8.6 seconds The MDX has a good 0-60 time, but the SRX is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 126 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.8 s @ 90 mph vs 16.9 s @ 85 mph The MDX 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the SRX 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 0.82 g Both vehicles have good cornering ability
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Cadillac SRX Cadillac
SRX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

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MDX
2011 Acura MDX
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SRX
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Horsepower 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM The MDX is fairly powerful, but the SRX is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The MDX comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the SRX
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.3 lb/hp vs 16.6 lb/hp The MDX is a sporty car, while the SRX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.6 ft vs Unknown

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