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.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,300
Invoice
$41,587
Average Price Paid
$40,573
598 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
MSRP
$35,040
Invoice
$31,992
Average Price Paid
$31,876
1,871 listings nationwide

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

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$41,458
Good Price
$39,571
Great Price
$38,493
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
Fair Price
$32,778
Good Price
$31,019
Great Price
$30,013

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,184
14 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,144
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Slowly but surely, Acura is picking itself up and dusting itself off after a decade of wayward product development and marketing decisions took Honda’s luxury division off-track. Throu...

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...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
60
writes:
Exciting to drive and feel—“like a sports car”. Distinctive and very advanced from prior Acura’s—really steppe...
Value Ranked 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i RWD worse.
"To me they are very competetive in handling, luxury, and power. The RDX is a little more adrenaline inducing and the x3 a little more refined."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i RWD better.
"We did just buy a RWD 2019 x3, loaded with features, although we really liked the RDX a lot. The difference was a little more refined feel and the dealer was fantastic, extremely customer friendly. offered great extras—free servicing for 3,000 miles, and unlimited car washes, and was willing to take some $4,000 off MSRP. and was in our local area. Acura not willing to negotiate, apparently because the 2019 is a brand new and upgraded model from the 2018–although very friendly."
writes:
Very nice, comfortable SUV.
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"The Audi front seats seemed to be a bit more comfortable and more supportive than the MDX"
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"The Audi seemed to be more solid, quite and responsive than the Acura MDX."
2019 Toyota Highlander
LE AWD
90
writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot Touring AWD with Rear Captain's Chairs better.
"They both handle very nice, "
Family Car Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot Touring AWD with Rear Captain's Chairs better.
"The room inside"
100
writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent 8-Passenger AWD better.
"Lower point of gravity makes the Subaru more agile, more powerful & lighter engine. "
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Ascent 8-Passenger AWD better.
"Adjustable; slides forward or back, it also reclines. "
writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 Ford Flex Limited FWD better.
"drives like a cadillac"
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Ford Flex Limited FWD better.
"Great value; Highlander is too narrow and feels cramped inside."

Specs

2019 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

2019 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

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

  • Euro Running Boards
  • On-Board Vacuum
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (XF210)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Front Bumper (XF110)
  • Protection Package #1
  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package
  • Tow Hitch Receiver And Trailer Wire Harness
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000)

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