Comparison - Acura MDX Technology Package 2018 - vs - Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 2018

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Average Price: 
$
52,800
Updated: 
01 Apr 2019
41,730
Updated: 
22 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.40gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA
Fathom Blue Pearl
#123969
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
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 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid ranked #15 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Acura MDX Hybrid has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quick acceleration
Agile handling
Good fuel economy

Cons
Rivals are more luxurious inside
Several competitors provide more cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs.

PROS
Agreeable styling
Interesting options
Capable all-wheel drive system
Great standard features
Plenty of room

CONS
Expensive options
Busy transmission
Confusing trim/package choices
A-Spec is all for looks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised calibrations for transmission programming and engine idle-stop system.Advance package-equipped MDXs have continuously variable suspension dampers.New A-Spec variant.The 2019 Acura MDX comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season traction
Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
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

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ranked #4 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good fuel economy
Strong acceleration
Many standard driver assistance features

Cons
Lackluster handling

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Handling
V-6 gas mileage
Consistent cabin quality in first and second rows
Handy dashboard device tray
Huge storage bin between front seats
Power-adjustable cushion length available (driver's seat)

Cons
Sluggish acceleration from a stop (V-6)
Firm, busy ride
Vague steering feel
Whistling sound at highway speeds
Small third row
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not offered

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid receives no significant changes.The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes with a good amount of standard equipment in the base LE trim. But we recommend upgrading to the midlevel XLE. On top of the standard systems such as forward collision mitigation and lane departure intervention, the XLE gets blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as well as the upgraded 8.1-inch touchscreen.

PROS
Impressive fuel economy for a three-row crossover
Just-right size for many families
Added peace of mind from standard accident-avoidance tech
Quiet and compliant ride

CONS
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those of many competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
29.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
289ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
321hp
at 6 300rpm
295hp
at 6 660rpm
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
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
Sun Sensor
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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: 
77.70in
75.80in
Height: 
67.40in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
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
83.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4471.00lbs
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: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
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

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
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
10 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
501 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
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: 
20 X 8.0-In
18 X 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
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
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)
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
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Espresso, leather
#473C38
Color: 
Ash, premium leather
#5B5B59
Black, premium leather
#353535