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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,200
Invoice
$41,493
Average Price Paid
$41,095
1,019 listings nationwide

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2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
MSRP
$33,080
Invoice
$30,202
Average Price Paid
$30,211
923 listings nationwide

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

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$41,902
Good Price
$40,092
Great Price
$39,057
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Fair Price
$31,169
Good Price
$29,495
Great Price
$28,538

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,955
15 listings nationwide

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2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,205
19 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Introduced in 2001, the Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that has grown family-friendly with redesigns in 2007 and 2014. Following a 2017 facelift, the 2018 MDX sees only minor updates. Last...

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
William Maley Preview:

The Toyota Highlander has been steadily climbing the sales charts for almost a decade. It’s easy to see why the Highlander fits that sweet spot of being spacious for a family while off...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
writes:
Amazing appearance, great seating, speed and styling, pricing could be a bit better and the lack of a panorami...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 INFINITI QX60 worse.
"headlights are way sleeker, overall body style looks less like a family wagon and more like a sport vehicle"
Back Seats Ranked 2018 INFINITI QX60 worse.
"2nd row captains chairs !!"
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD with Honda Sensing better.
"I liked the larger look outside and cargo set-up behind the rear seats. "

Specs

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
10.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 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 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 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 --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 44.2 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 38.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 13.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,367 lbs 1,370 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 192.5 in
Width 77.7 in 75.8 in
Height 67.4 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 111 in 109.8 in

Available Options

2018 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

Option Packages

  • Roof Rails
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Wheel: 20" Berlina Black Alloy
  • Wheel: 20" Dark Chrome-Look Alloy
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE

Exterior Colors

  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl

Option Packages

  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package

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