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.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
MSRP
$33,280
Invoice
$30,385
Average Price Paid
$30,267
723 listings nationwide

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2019 Acura MDX
FWD
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2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,371
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,541
99 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Acura’s midsize luxury SUV, the MDX, surprised the press at the recent New York Auto Show with a new submodel that’s a bit more sporty and aggressive than the standard version. Called ...

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.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
40
writes:
Entry and exit were an issue
70
writes:
Very nice car; however, Toyota dealership was not willing to reduce the price to make the vehicle competitive ...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD better.
"Both backseats were comfortable; however, the Santa Fe back seats are heated."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD better.
"Both the Santa Fe and Highlander are great products to haul 4-5 people comfortably with luggage/cargo or 6-7 people with limited luggage/cargo. The Santa Fe has a few more features such as 3rd-row climate controls and a 115v port in the truck area."
10
writes:
Super quality for excellent price.
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"Both front an rear of the Audi are more attractive than the Highlanders."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD worse.
"Value! Highlander has great quality for a much better price -- both initial cost and annual operating cost."

Specs

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Powertrain 9-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
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 -- 1,370 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

2019 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • White Diamond Pearl
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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