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.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$47,200
Invoice
$45,993
Average Price Paid
$47,200
86 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,685
Invoice
$33,493
Average Price Paid
$36,685
51 listings nationwide

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

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$47,970
Good Price
$46,497
Great Price
$45,656
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$37,720
Good Price
$35,421
Great Price
$34,107

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$48,523
8 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,225
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Skipping the 2021 model year, the Acura MDX leaps ahead into 2022, riding on a new platform with a new exterior design, new interior look, refreshed platform, and a more assertive atti...

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Toyota hardly needs any help selling three-row Highlanders. It already sits close to the top of the sales charts for its segment, and few vehicles carry the name recognition as the Hig...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

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

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
Rosemary writes:
Nice
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 Volvo XC90 worse.
"Good "
Family Car Ranked 2022 Volvo XC90 worse.
"Good "
20
PrashanthRaj writes:
Overall value for money, not missing anything
Looks/Style Ranked 2022 BMW X5 worse.
"Transformation design, double wishbone suspension, thought through interiors"
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
30
Guru9XQB87 writes:
Enjoying it
Handling Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD worse.
"it has tighter steering"
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD better.
"I like the body style more"
Cbunn123 writes:
Goid
Power Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse worse.
"Good "
Handling Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse better.
"Goid"
20
EDDIE writes:
Family Car Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD worse.
"It bigger"
Value Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD better.
"Both are very good and dependable vehicles so its a toss up for me"

Specs

2022 Acura MDX
FWD
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 17.9 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
11.8:1
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 -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 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 41 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

2022 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Liquid Carbon Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Four Season Floor Mat Package (TMS)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1000) (Set)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1010) (Set)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Protection Package #3 (TMS)
  • Running Boards (RB1100) (Set)
  • Running Boards (RB1200) (Set)
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Kit (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Trailer Wire Harness (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
  • Wheels: 20" Black Gloss (Set)

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