Toyota Highlander vs Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2021 Toyota Highlander L AWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,410
Invoice
$33,241
Average Price Paid
$33,860
238 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD with Advance Package
MSRP
$59,750
Invoice
$56,062
Average Price Paid
$50,520
43 listings nationwide

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

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$34,738
Good Price
$33,059
Great Price
$32,099
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD with Advance Package
Fair Price
$51,908
Good Price
$47,913
Great Price
$45,629

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,037
1 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD with Advance Package
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$60,872
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD with Advance Package
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, a 3-row hybrid luxury SUV, carries over for 2020. Its closest competitor is the Lexus RX L Hybrid. The MDX Sport Hybrid’s powertrain comprises a 3.0-liter...

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

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
No User Reviews
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD with Advance Package
10
GuruNYQLY writes:
Purchased 2020 MDX Hybrid with Advance package. What a car! Comfort, beautifully designed and worth every penn...
Handling Ranked 2020 Lexus RX Hybrid worse.
"MDX Hybrid feels like a sports car. The 4 engines are flawless in their interaction. "
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Lexus RX Hybrid worse.
"Have the Expresso Milano leather that is beautifully textured. The Lexus is very nice and though there is richness everywhere, the MDX just feels laid out better."
Guru11C86 writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Audi A4 Allroad 2.0T quattro Premium AWD better.
"Sucks"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Audi A4 Allroad 2.0T quattro Premium AWD better.
"Ducks"

Specs

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD with Advance Package
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 19.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
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Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.39 in x 3.39 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 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 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
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- 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 8 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 41 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,605 lbs 1,191 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 194.9 in 196.2 in
Width 76 in 77.7 in
Height 68.1 in 67.4 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 111 in

Available Options

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

  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Running Boards (Set)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Trailer Wire Harness (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
SH-AWD with Advance Package

Exterior Colors

  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl

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