Comparison - Chevrolet Impala Premier 2020 - vs - Acura MDX Base 2017

General

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
36,720
Updated: 
19 Aug 2019
49,576
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2017
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
GRAPHITE METALLIC
#2D3D3E
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#0F0F10
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
#2E3332
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#9A9388
SILVER ICE METALLIC
#C7D0D8
BLACK
#020303
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
#D7D7D7
CAJUN RED TINTCOAT
#B70125
Color: 
Crystal Black Pearl
#2A2A2A
Dark Cherry Pearl
#532831
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala ranked #7 in Large Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Impala has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Muscular V6 engine option
Balanced, comfortable handling
Spacious second row and trunk
Intuitive infotainment features

Cons
Weak standard engine
Some mediocre cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala does big car hauling with sports car design flair.

Pros
Sharp styling
Good value overall
Comfortable interior
Great ride/handling balance

Cons
A hybrid would help
So would more active safety tech
Less rear-seat headroom than expected
Stiff ride with 20-inch wheels

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Highlights of the 2019 Chevrolet Impala include its smooth ride, roomy interior with lots of space for rear-seat passengers, and one of the most massive trunks available in any sedan. Chevy has also updated the latest Impala generation over its life with newer infotainment and connectivity features.

Pros
Smooth, quiet ride
Spacious rear seat and trunk
Sleek cabin with lots of technology upgrades
Capable optional V6

Cons
Advanced collision prevention tech restricted to top trim level
Thick roof pillars hamper visibility
Some interior surfaces feel cheap
Underwhelming performance and fuel economy from standard four-cylinder

By: 
edmunds.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Flexible
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
264ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
305hp
at 6 800rpm
290hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
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: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Sun Sensor
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
201.30in
196.20in
Width: 
73.00in
77.20in
Height: 
58.90in
67.40in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
Front Track: 
66.30in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.70in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
38.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
45.80in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.80in
36.60in
Front Hip Room: 
54.90in
57.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.10in
57.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.90in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4001.00lbs

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: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
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

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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
11 Total Speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 In.
18 x 8.0 in
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

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: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated 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
no
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: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
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

Options

Packages: 
Premier Convenience Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Premier Confidence Package
Exterior Options: 
Gloss Black Emblems
Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Spoiler
Power Sunroof
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Trunk Organizer
First Aid Kit
Black Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black/Dark Titanium, leather
#A29B93
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Jet Black/Light Wheat, leather
#C3C2BD
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3