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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
MSRP
$35,340
Invoice
$32,265
Average Price Paid
$31,951
1,523 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura MDX
FWD
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2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
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2020 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,335
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,583
56 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
7 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
No Expert Reviews
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
20
writes:
Acceleration is not bad, but the cx9 is more responsive and enjoyable to drive
Handling Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD better.
"I drove both before ending up to cx9."
Handling Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD better.
"I drove it both before ending up to cx9."
Value Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"Smoothness and handling performance."
Value Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD worse.
"Practicality, highlander is better when it comes to family suv. Cos of its cargo capacity and space on its 3rd row."
80
writes:
Drove good,not much storage space with 3rd seat up .carpet tends to get mashed up below right drivers foot at ...
30
writes:
I’m sold on this SUV. Couldn’t be better!

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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