Comparison - Renault Kadjar Signature S Nav 2017 - vs - Acura MDX Base 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
29,858
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
04 Jan 2017
49,576
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.53gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Glacier White
#F0EFED
Mercury
#D2D2D2
Dune metallic
#A2998A
Titanium
#646D76
Diamond Black
#292929
Cosmos Blue
#3B658C
Arctic White
#F1F1F3
Flame Red
#E73E3E
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 Renault Kadjar is a stylish crossover that's based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai. But, while the Qashqai took undisputed class honours when it arrived in early 2014, the game has moved on, and the Renault equivalent betters it in almost every area. However, the Renault just falls short of the all round appeal of the SEAT Ateca.
There's a single body style for the Kadjar, and it slots into the Renault range above the Captur. Both of these models will be joined by the larger Koleos SUV later in 2017. There are four trim levels to choose from: the entry-level, air con-equipped Expression+, the mid-spec Dynamique and Dynamique S, while at the top of the range is Signature trim. Cars in top-spec trim are expensive, but they do boast a generous amount of kit, including a Bose stereo, 19-inch alloy wheels, and touchscreen nav is included on Dynamique models and above.
The Kadjar earned a five-star rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP, just like the Nissan Qashqai. All but the entry-level model has lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition as standard. Autonomous emergency braking, which will automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent, is an option on all trim levels.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Renault Kadjar is a family crossover that not only rivals the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, but is also a worthy alternative to best-selling hatchbacks such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
The Kadjar shares many parts with the Nissan Qashqai, but its body is a bit bigger. This means you get slightly more passenger space and a larger boot. The Renault’s interior also packs a high-tech infotainment system and an eye-pleasing dashboard.

Pros
Competitive price
Practical cabin
Excellent fuel economy

Cons
Just one petrol engine
High-end models are expensive
Sunroof reduces rear headroom

By: 
carwow.co.uk

As a small SUV, the Kadjar is also a rival to the Kia Sportage, Seat Ateca and Skoda Yeti, but it's the aforementioned Nissan that it has most in common with, because it uses the same platform and engines.
This means Kadjar buyers can choose from turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5- and 1.6-litre diesels, although the 1.6 is the only option if you want four-wheel drive.
In terms of interior space, the Kadjar and Qashqai are closely matched, and both offer a high-riding driving postion that gives you a good view down the road. However, the Kadjar's styling is closer to that of its smaller SUV sibling, the Renault Captur.

By: 
whatcar.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: 
Diesel
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
56.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
61.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
236ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
130hp
at 4 000rpm
290hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.00Feet
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: 
Heated rear screen
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Windows - extra tinted rear and tailgate
Electric with variable assistance Power STEERING

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
175.00in
196.20in
Width: 
73.00in
77.20in
Height: 
81.00in
67.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
5.60in
Front Track: 
61.20in
66.30in
Rear Track: 
60.70in
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
104.17in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
35.60
38.10
Rear Head Room: 
35.80
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
52.00cu.ft
68.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.67cu.ft
14.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.00degrees
17.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
3073.00lbs
4001.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Rev-counter
Display - digital speedometer (TFT screen)
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Low fuel level warning light
Oil level gauge
Rear seat belt undone audible alert
Driver and passenger seat belt undone - warning audible alert
Door/boot open - warning light
Electrochrome rearview mirror

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Interior courtesy light controlled by all 4 doors
Driver and front passenger reading lights
Rear courtesy lights
Illuminated luggage compartment (on opening of boot)

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Signature Dark Carbon synthetic leather and cloth upholstery
Driver - height adjustable seat
Driver - height and lumbar adjustable seat
Fully adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seat belts
3-point inertia reel seatbelts
60:40 split folding seats
Front centre armrest
Multi position boot floor
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: 
Leather upholstery (Carbon Black) with synthetic leather rear headrest
Passenger - height adjustable seat
3-seat rear bench
3 height adjustable rear head restraints
One touch easy folding rear bench seats
Central rear armrest with cup holders
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: 
Pseudo Mac Pherson with lower triangle
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Accessory power point
Floor mats - front and rear
Hands free parking
Signature Nappa leather steering wheel
Sun visor with mirror without light
Pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
Heating ducts to the feet of the rear passengers
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: 
Fingertip audio system remote control
BOSE® energy efficient sound system: 7 speakers with a digital amplifier + 1 Subwoofer
R-Link 2 multimedia system
7” touchscreen
TomTom® LIVE services with Western European mapping
DAB tuner
audio streaming and hands-free calls
USB and AUX sockets
voice control, vehicle applications
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: 
aluminium roof bars
Door mirrors - electrically adjustable, heated and folding
Door mirrors - shiny black shell
Body side mouldings with chrome inserts
Painted front and rear skids
Side and boot kick plates
Windows chrome surrounds
Door handles - body coloured
Panoramic sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
18 x 8.0 in
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Null spare wheel
Alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
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: 
Front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
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: 
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: 
Electronic parking brake
Protective rear brake disc
HSA - Hill Start Assist
ECO mode
Airbags - deactivation of front passenger (for use with child seats)
Airbags - driver's two stage auto -adaptive
Indicators with side repeaters
Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers
Cruise control with speed limiter
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with ASR (Anti-Skid Regulation) and UCL (Understeer Logic Control)
Visio system (lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam)
Halogen headlights
Full LED headlights
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points on rear outer seats
Seats - height adjustable front seatbelts with double pretensioners
Tyre inflation kit
Side impact protection bars
Anti-drill door locks and ignition barrel
R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti Intruder Device) auto closure >6mph
Superlocking
Insurance approved (Category 1) alarm system and immobiliser
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: 
Climate Pack - Automatic dual zone climate control, automatic headlights and automatic rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Parking Pack - Front and rear parking sensors and electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
Parking Pack Premium - Hands free parking and rear parking camera and blind spot warning
Convenience Pack - One touch easy folding system, synthetic leather and cloth upholstery, compartmentalised boot and height adjustable passenger seat
Leather Pack - Leather upholstery with synthetic leather central rear headrest, electrically adjustable height* and heated front seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Midnight Blue Leather
#6D6D6D
Cream Beige Leather
#CEBEAB
Dark Red Leather
#962F36
Saddle Brown Leather
#9E684E
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3