2011 Acura
MDX
vs. 2011 Honda
Accord LX

2011 Acura MDX

10.0

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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Has 3 rows of seats
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
2011 Honda Accord LX

8.8

Runner-up

Honda Accord LX

starting from

$22,150
"Excellent resale value."
edmunds.com | talking about the Accord's value

Reasons to buy the Honda Accord LX

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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Fantastic range on the highway
611 miles
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
5 stars
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the MDX 's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the MDX ; the Accord LX only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the MDX 's power seats; not available on the Accord LX
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.7
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the MDX ; no amount of money can buy it on the Accord LX
  • The MDX 's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The MDX has 4 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 10 vs 6
Performance 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • The MDX comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Accord LX
  • The MDX 's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission
  • Around 70% more powerful, 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 177 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • You won't find this in the Accord LX, but the MDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • The MDX has 6 more cupholders, 10 vs 4
  • Room for more than 5.5x more stuff, 83.5 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Honda Accord LX Winner: Accord LX
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  • The best price we've seen is $31,290 cheaper (2.4x less), $22,150 vs $53,440
  • Gets more than 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 16 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Overall 10.0 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the MDX 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the MDX 's power seats; not available on the Accord LX
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the MDX ; the Accord LX only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The MDX has more speakers and the Accord LX is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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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 Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the MDX ; no amount of money can buy it on the Accord LX

Performance

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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Horsepower 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 177 HP @ 6,500 RPM The MDX is of average power, but the Accord LX is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission The MDX 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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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 Accord LX
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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 18.1 lb/hp The MDX is a sporty car, while the Accord LX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The MDX has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.6 ft vs 37.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The MDX has lots of passenger seats and the Accord LX is OK, too
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Highway driving range 441 miles vs 611 miles The Accord LX gets fantastic distance, but the MDX is very limited
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Cargo space 83.5 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3 The MDX has lots of cargo room, but the Accord LX has very little
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 59.3 ft3 Both average size front seats
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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 Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Accord LX, but the MDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 10 vs 4 The MDX has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 4 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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MSRP $53,440 vs $22,150 The Accord LX has a great price, but the MDX is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 23 mpg The Accord LX has great city mileage and the MDX is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The MDX 's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Accord LX's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The MDX 's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Accord LX's is very short

Safety Features

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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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 None

Crash Test Ratings

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 5 stars The Accord LX is exceptionally safe; 1.5x safer than the MDX
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 4 stars The MDX is 1.5x safer than the Accord LX

Road Tests

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda Accord LX Honda
Accord LX
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 8.9 seconds The MDX 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Accord LX is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 125 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 16.6 s @ 86 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 0.79 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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