2011 Acura
MDX
vs. 2011 Honda
CR-V

2011 Acura MDX

9.8

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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Quite powerful
300 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.2"
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Safer for the driver in side collisions
5 stars
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Paddle shifters
Standard
2011 Honda CR-V

8.5

Runner-up

Honda CR-V

starting from

$23,405
"We're certainly smitten with the CR-V's ability to comfortably take on both people and cargo."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's interior quality
"Well-rounded and a great choice for families."
edmunds.com | talking about the CR-V's overall satisfaction

Reasons to buy the Honda CR-V

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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$23,405
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
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Average-sized back seats
48.2 ft3
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.6
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • Almost the same
  • 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
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.0
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • The MDX has 3.0x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 3 stars
  • The MDX has 2.1x less risk of serious injury, 5 stars vs 4 stars
Performance 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • Almost the same
  • The MDX 's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
  • Around 70% more powerful, 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • Almost the same
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • The MDX has 2 more cupholders, 10 vs 8
Cost 9.1 vs 10.0
2011 Honda CR-V Winner: CR-V
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  • The best price we've seen is $30,035 cheaper (2.3x less), $23,405 vs $53,440
  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 16 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Overall 9.8 vs 8.5

Luxury Features

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 CR-V
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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 CR-V only offers cloth seats

Entertainment System

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The MDX has more speakers and the CR-V 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 CR-V

Crash Test Ratings

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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 4 stars The better is 2.1x safer than the CR-V
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 3 stars The MDX is 3.0x safer than the CR-V

Performance

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Horsepower 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM The MDX is fairly powerful, but the CR-V is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The MDX has more gears and the CR-V is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both the MDX 's semi-automatic transmission and the CR-V 's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions 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 CR-V
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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 18.8 lb/hp The MDX is a sporty car, while the CR-V is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-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 37.8 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The MDX has lots of passenger seats and the CR-V is OK, too
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Cargo space 83.5 ft3 vs 72.9 ft3 The MDX has lots of cargo room and the CR-V is pretty good
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 55.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1,150 lb vs 850 lb Average towing capacity
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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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navigation system Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the CR-V , but the MDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 10 vs 8 Both have lots of cupholders
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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 CR-V Honda
CR-V
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MSRP $53,440 vs $23,405 The CR-V has a great price, but the MDX is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 21 mpg The CR-V has great city mileage, but the MDX is very inefficient
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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 CR-V '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 CR-V 's is very short

Safety Features

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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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

Road Tests

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Honda CR-V Honda
CR-V
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0-60 mph 7.3 seconds vs 9.2 seconds The MDX can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the CR-V is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 123 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.8 s s @ 90.0 mph mph vs 16.9 s s @ 82.9 mph mph The MDX 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the CR-V 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs 0.77 g The MDX has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average CR-V
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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