Comparison - Ford Expedition EL Platinum 2017 - vs - Acura MDX Base 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Expedition EL,Expedition Max,Excursion,Everest

Also called:

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Make: 
Average Price: 
60,224
Updated: 
17 Nov 2016
49,576
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
8
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: 
33.50gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans
#354363
Bronze Fire
#75423C
Ingot Silver
#C6C6C6
Magnetic
#525252
Oxford White
#E0E3E2
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#A43043
Shadow Black
#101010
White Gold Metallic
#9A968D
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
#E1E1E1
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 2017 Ford Expedition ranks 2 out of 6 Large SUVs. The 2017 Ford Expedition gives you three rows of roomy seating, and an available extended wheelbase model offers class-leading interior and cargo space. However, some competing large SUVs offer extra features and better fuel economy.

Pros
Excellent cargo capacity in the EL model
Spacious seating in all three rows
Smooth ride
Powerful engine

Cons
Some low-grade materials in cabin

By: 
usnews.com

Old school is in session: The 2017 Ford Expedition teaches a few lessons to today's crossover SUVs with twin-turbo power, luxury-truck touches, and big towing and hauling numbers.
The Expedition isn't just surviving, it's thriving. In 2015 it subbed in a whomping turbo V-6 for its V-8, gained an adaptive suspension and a new infotainment system, and slathered on a fresh layer of luxury touches. A decade or more past its last, serious redesign, the Expedition hasn't ever been better.

Pros
Stronger, higher-mpg engine
Should ride smoother and quieter than ever
Good third-row space in EL model
Plush King Ranch interior
Drives smaller than it looks

Cons
It's still an 8-year-old design
Not easy to park, even with rearview camera
Gas mileage has made gains, but not big ones

By: 
thecarconnection.com

There are plenty of car-based crossovers to choose from these days. But there are times when you might want the capabilities of a beefy, traditional SUV. The 2017 Ford Expedition is one of our top recommendations in this segment thanks to massive passenger, cargo and towing capabilities.
The 2017 Ford Expedition carries over with no significant changes.

Pros
Roomy third-row seat
Strong and efficient turbocharged V6
Easy-folding rear seats increase interior flexibility
Tows more than similarly sized crossovers

Cons
Undeniably bulky size makes it difficult to park (especially the extended-wheelbase EL version)
Interior looks a bit dated.

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: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
27.00mpg
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: 
420ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 000rpm
290hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
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: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless ignition
Destination Download
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Mobile Internet

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
220.80in
196.20in
Width: 
78.80in
77.20in
Height: 
77.70in
67.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
5.60in
Front Track: 
67.00in
66.30in
Rear Track: 
67.20in
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
131.00in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
38.10
Rear Head Room: 
39.70
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
36.60in
Front Hip Room: 
59.30in
57.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.20in
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.90in
57.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.70in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
130.80cu.ft
68.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
9100lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
42.60cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.50degrees
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.30degrees
17.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
6091.00lbs
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: 
Heated mirrors
Digital keypad power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Premium leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
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: 
Multi-level heating
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
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: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity 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: 
12 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand speakers
Sony premium brand stero system
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input
Satellite radio satellite radio
Separate rear audio
Speed sensitive volume 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: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
power glass sunroof
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22
18 x 8.0 in
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
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 warning accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
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: 
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
22" Polished Aluminum Wheels w/Continuously Controlled Damping
Interior Options: 
Invision Headrest Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
1st and 2nd Row Rubber Floormats
Leather 2nd Row Captain's Chairs
Rear Load-Leveling Suspension

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dune, cloth
#B9A892
Dune, leather
#B6A58F
Ebony, cloth
#070707
Ebony, leather
#000000
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3