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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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,400
Invoice
$41,680
Average Price Paid
$41,948
736 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
MSRP
$35,340
Invoice
$32,265
Average Price Paid
$31,901
1,471 listings nationwide

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

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$43,090
Good Price
$40,178
Great Price
$38,514
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Fair Price
$32,893
Good Price
$31,088
Great Price
$30,055

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,382
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,646
387 listings nationwide
17 GREAT deals
27 GOOD deals

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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...

2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Thom Blackett Preview:

Introduced in 2000, the Toyota Highlander underwent its most recent update for 2017. This popular 3-row crossover enters 2019 mostly unchanged, with the exception of a few exterior twe...

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

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
40
writes:
Better family car, roomy, nice ride.
Handling Ranked 2018 Lexus RX 350 better.
"Sportiness and size"
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Lexus RX 350 better.
"Better fit for small person"
10
writes:
Cars overall drive and feel the same. I felt Santa Fe had more pickup then Highlander, and with way more optio...
50
writes:
Nice SUV. Felt a little to more like driving a truck. Lots of storage room and very nice SUV.
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD better.
"Edge ST is much better looking SUV"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD worse.
"Little more space."
Value Ranked 2019 Ford Edge ST AWD better.
"Overall looks and power."

Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 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 1,336 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

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD

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
  • Euro Running Boards
  • On-Board Vacuum
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (XF210)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Front Bumper (XF110)
  • Protection Package #1
  • Running Boards
  • Toyoguard Platinum
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package
  • Tow Hitch Receiver And Trailer Wire Harness

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