Comparison - Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2020 - vs - Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Nissan Terrano

Average Price: 
$
59,650
Updated: 
02 Aug 2019
$
44,560
Updated: 
11 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.40gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
Platinum White Pearl
#F4F4F4
Fathom Blue Pearl
#123969
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
Color: 
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue Metallic
#293D80
Pearl White Tintcoat
#EBECE4
Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
#941619
Gun Metallic
#3B424B
Magnetic Black Pearl
#000000
Midnight Pine Metallic
#424941
Mocha Almond Pearl
#442D27

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2020, the MDX carries over without any changes to its appearance, mechanical components, or available features. The lineup continues to offer a gasoline and gas-electric hybrid model as well as a second-row bench that allows up to seven passengers or captain's chairs that seat up to six. However, Acura did increase the base price of the regular MDX and the Sport Hybrid by $100.

Pros
Entertaining to drive—for a three-row crossover, quick and smooth hybrid powertrain, standard driver assists.

Cons
Unremarkable passenger space, quirky touchscreen setup, options inflate the price.

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.

PROS
Handsome looks
Confident power
Spread-out space
Good efficiency from hybrid
Standard active safety features

CONS
Pricey options packages
Top trims don’t feel quite as luxurious as we’d expect
Third row can be cramped for tall adults
Shallow cargo area

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.No significant changes for 2020.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Excellent all-wheel-drive system allows for sharp handling
Generous interior storage
Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons
Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals
Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does
Dual-screen infotainment system can be quite difficult to use
Handoff between all-electric and engine power is clunky

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.

Pros
Comfortable interior
Active safety tech standard
Strong V-6 engine
Good value
Calm ride

Cons
Outdated infotainment
Subpar outward vision
Land yacht handling
Light on refinement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Rear parking sensors and USB-C ports now standard on specific trim levels.Additional driver aids now standard on all but base trim level.The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder now offers USB-C ports for front and rear passengers, and features once reserved for the top trim levels trickle down through the range.

PROS
V6 engine delivers strong acceleration with decent fuel economy
Third-row seating is easy to access
Offers robust towing capacity
Automatic emergency braking and rear parking sensors are standard on every trim level

CONS
Cargo capacity and small-item storage are below average
Offers less roomy third-row space than some rivals
The top trim's ride quality may be too firm for some drivers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Nissan Pathfinder has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 55 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Strong engine

Cons
Stiff ride
Dull cabin materials
Uncomfortable rear seats
Small cargo hold

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
289ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
259ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
321hp
at 6 300rpm
284hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
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: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
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
Sun Sensor
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Manual rear seat easy entry
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.20in
198.50in
Width: 
77.70in
77.30in
Height: 
67.40in
70.60in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
7.00in
Front Track: 
66.30in
65.70in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
65.70in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
41.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
41.70in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
56.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
60.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
60.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
78.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
16.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
16.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
20.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4486.00lbs
4662.00lbs

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: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
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
Premium Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Manual folding bench third row seats
Multi-level heating
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

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: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity 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
11 Total Speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
529 Watts Stereo Output
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
13 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose premium brand stereo system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

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
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0-In
20 x 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

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
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
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
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system
Pre-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Led Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
Nissan Mobile Entertainment System Package
Exterior Options: 
Special Paint - Pearl White TriCoat
Running Boards
Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
4-Piece Black Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Special Paint - Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
Interior Options: 
Interior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
Welcome Lighting
4-Piece Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Espresso, leather
#473C38
Color: 
Almond, leather
#AA9F8D
Charcoal, leather
#000000