Comparison - Acura MDX Base 2017 - vs - Toyota Highlander XLE 2019

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Average Price: 
49,576
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
$
41,030
Updated: 
01 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2019
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Pearl
#2A2A2A
Dark Cherry Pearl
#532831
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#5D655E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Toasted Walnut Pearl
#6C534E
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#581826
Predawn Gray Mica
#5D5B60
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#425C73

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Acura MDX ranks 10 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Acura MDX is a well-rounded and reasonably priced option for drivers looking for a well-equipped luxury midsize SUV.The 2017 Acura MDX ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category.

Pros
Balanced ride and handling
Excellent fuel economy
More standard driver assistance features than rivals

Cons
Cumbersome infotainment system
Less cargo space than 3-row rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
Among luxury crossovers, the Acura MDX is a standout in nearly every possible way—and it stands as quite a counterpoint to the brand’s sedans, which can’t seem to get proper traction in the market.While this model is already one of the best-driving models in its class, the 2017 Acura MDX has been given ride and handling improvements, more standard active-safety features, and a new Sport Hybrid variant that promises both better performance and higher fuel economy numbers.We give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Pros
New Sport Hybrid
Refined and quiet
Great handling
Space for six

Cons
Rough-shifting transmission
Too much bright trim
Complex infotainment interface
Lacks steering feedback

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Acura MDX receives a comprehensive face-lift, including a new front end with fresh headlight and grille designs. A Sport Hybrid model debuts with more power and better fuel economy than the regular MDX. New standard features for 2017 include capless fueling, an electronic parking brake, auto high beams, additional USB ports and the AcuraWatch suite of active safety aids (previously optional on some MDX versions). Newly available features include 20-inch wheels, LED foglights, automatic locking when you walk away from the vehicle, power-folding mirrors, a surround-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, upgraded wood trim and second-row captain's chairs.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season surefootedness
Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons
Touchscreen isn't user-friendly and graphics are subpar
Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than some rivals
Clunky auto stop-start function
Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does

By: 
edmunds.com

HIGHS:
Standard active-safety tech, newly refined schnoz, excellent handling.

LOWS
No longer the best, expensive option packages, frustrating infotainment system.

Still a compelling alternative to European luxury SUVs.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander ranked #14 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Toyota Highlander has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 47 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable and quiet
Stylish cabin with first-rate materials
Lots of standard advanced safety features
Optional V6 engine is robust and fuel-efficient

Cons
Confining third-row seat
So-so standard four-cylinder engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.

Pros
Comfortable cabin
Strong V-6
Miserly hybrid
Luxurious ride quality

Cons
Not pretty
Weak base 4-cylinder
No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
Third row's just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Only minor styling revisions for 2019.The 2019 Toyota Highlander comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.

PROS
Standard high-tech safety features
Strong V6 engine with good fuel economy
Quiet and pleasantly compliant ride

CONS
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those in many competitors
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't offered
Weak power delivery of the base four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 200rpm
295hp
at 6 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.20in
192.50in
Width: 
77.20in
75.80in
Height: 
67.40in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
8.00in
Front Track: 
66.30in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
57.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
59.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
83.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.90cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4001.00lbs
4464.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
432 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0 in
18 X 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Alloy wheels
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Glass Breakage Sensor
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Protection Package #3
Preferred Accessory Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Protection Package #1
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Special Color
Towing Receiver Hitch W/Wire Harness Package
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Interior Options: 
Carpet Mat Package
Cargo Net- Envelope
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Wireless Headphones
Rear-Seat Blu-Ray DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Cover
2nd Row Bench Seat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Color: 
Ash, leather
#494949
Black, leather
#0F0F0F
Almond, leather
#C1AF8F