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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,500
Invoice
$41,774
Average Price Paid
$37,636
1,481 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
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2020 Acura MDX
FWD
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Carbon Edition AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,297
57 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,213

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
50
GuruHGT79 writes:
Purchased after testing other luxury brands. Bought for style, ride, comfort and value. An excellent traveling...
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Seats fit around you with just enough padding to be comfortable on a long drive. BMW is an excellent car but not quite up to Acura standard."
Family Car Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Three row seating with room in the back and storage underneath. Even third row is reasonably comfortable whereas some 3rd row models not so much. "
30
Guru6Q56S writes:
great
Iggi77 writes:
Drive smooth
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander better.
"Comfort "
Value Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander worse.
"Color and looks "
2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
320 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.5 in x 3.94 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 4 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
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player 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 6 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 41 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,336 lbs 1,434 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 199.4 in
Width 77.7 in 77.5 in
Height 67.4 in 69 in
Wheelbase 111 in 115.3 in

Available Options

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates

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