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2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Acura MDX, a premium 3-row crossover, is similar to the Buick Enclave, Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX L. The MDX is among the oldest vehicles in that class, having arrived for 2014. It...

2013 Acura ZDX
SH-AWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Three is apparently not a charm for Acura's ZDX. Just over 600 sold wasn't quite Acura's target for 2012, so for this fourth and final production run, Acura pulled out all the stops fo...

Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2013 Acura ZDX
SH-AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 21 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
300 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
270 lb-ft @ 4,500 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
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard 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 41.4 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 27.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,336 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 192.4 in
Width 77.7 in 85.6 in
Height 67.4 in 62.8 in
Wheelbase 111 in 108.3 in

Available Options

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2013 Acura ZDX
SH-AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aspen White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Palladium Metallic

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