2011 Acura
MDX
vs. 2011 Infiniti
FX35

2011 Acura MDX

9.8

starting from

$55,340
"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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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.2"
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Has 3 rows of seats
2011 Infiniti FX35

9.8

starting from

$43,495

Reasons to buy the Infiniti FX35

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Good range on the highway
547 miles
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Quite expensive
$43,495
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Average-sized back seats
44.2 ft3
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Acura MDX Winner: MDX
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  • The MDX has 6 more cupholders, 10 vs 4
  • Room for 2 more people, 7 vs 5
  • The MDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the FX35
Cost 9.2 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Basic warranty lasts 10,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • The best price we've seen is $11,845 cheaper (more than 20% less), $43,495 vs $55,340
Entertainment System 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Infiniti FX35 Winner: FX35
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  • Almost the same
  • The FX35 has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 11 vs 10
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • Both have more gears, but the FX35 in particular has a wide number
  • Both cars are sporty, but the FX35 in particular is a responsive car
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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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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  • The FX35's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the MDX is pretty good, too
  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.8

Practicality

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The MDX has lots of passenger seats and the FX35 is OK, too
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Cargo space 83.5 ft3 vs 62.0 ft3 The MDX has lots of cargo room and the FX35 is pretty good
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 58.3 ft3 The FX35 has roomy front seats and the MDX is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,150 lb vs 1,213 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 Optional The MDX 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the FX35
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Cupholders 10 vs 4 The MDX has a good number of cupholders, but the FX35 does not
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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 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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MSRP $55,340 vs $43,495 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 16 mpg Very inefficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Both have long-lasting basic warranties, but FX35 in particular is extraordinary
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Entertainment System

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MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Number of speakers 10 vs 11 Both have more speakers, but the FX35 in particular has a large number
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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 Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the FX35's 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 Yes The {better} 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 FX35

Safety Features

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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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

Performance

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Horsepower 300 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 303 HP @ 6,800 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 Both have more gears, but the FX35 in particular has a wide number
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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 FX35
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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 15.4 lb/hp vs 13.7 lb/hp Both cars are sporty, but the FX35 in particular is a responsive car
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs rear-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 36.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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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

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 6.8 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs 133 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 15.5 s s @ 90.5 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 95.0 mph mph The FX35's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the MDX is pretty good, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.81 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Acura
MDX
2011 Acura MDX
2011 Infiniti FX35 Infiniti
FX35
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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