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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$47,200
Invoice
$45,993
Average Price Paid
$47,200
92 listings nationwide

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2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
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FWD
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SH-AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,534
8 listings nationwide

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2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,200

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Skipping the 2021 model year, the Acura MDX leaps ahead into 2022, riding on a new platform with a new exterior design, new interior look, refreshed platform, and a more assertive atti...

2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD

Entering its final year of production, with a successor expected to make its debut at the New York International Auto Show in April 2012, the 2012 Acura RL has not undergone any change...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Rosemary writes:
Nice
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 Volvo XC90 worse.
"Good "
Family Car Ranked 2022 Volvo XC90 worse.
"Good "
20
PrashanthRaj writes:
Overall value for money, not missing anything
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 BMW X5 worse.
"Transformation design, double wishbone suspension, thought through interiors"
2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
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Tracy writes:
For a tech car it did not do it for this techie.
Power Ranked 2013 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD better.
"HO turbo with the adjustable dampening suspension"
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"Its lines are bold and confident."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive Sedan AWD better.
"golf clubs for 2 is what I cared about."
Value Ranked 2013 Buick Regal GS Sedan FWD better.
"Made in USA, Buick top 3 in Consumer Reports is in agreement with the buying experience and the quality. "

Specs

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 19.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
300 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
271 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.2:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.54 in x 3.78 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 38.5 in 36.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 13.8 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 198.4 in 195.8 in
Width 78.7 in 72.7 in
Height 67.1 in 57.2 in
Wheelbase 113.8 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2022 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Liquid Carbon Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2012 Acura RL
SH-AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alberta White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Forged Silver Metallic
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Platinum Frost Metallic
  • Pomegranate Pearl

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