Acura MDX vs Toyota Highlander Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2023 Acura MDX FWD
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2023 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$49,550
Invoice
$47,815
Average Price Paid
$49,980
59 listings nationwide

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2023 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$38,020
Invoice
$34,711
Average Price Paid
$38,020
217 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2023 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$50,497
Good Price
$49,349
Great Price
$48,694
2023 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$39,211
Good Price
$36,911
Great Price
$35,596

Specs

2023 Acura MDX
FWD
2023 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 17.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
265 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.7 in x 3.27 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 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 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
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 42 in
Back Legroom 38.5 in 38.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,605 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.4 in 194.9 in
Width 78.7 in 76 in
Height 67.1 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 113.8 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2023 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Liquid Carbon Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2023 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Cypress
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Special Color
  • Wind Chill Pearl

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