Acura MDX vs Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2024 Acura MDX
2024 Acura MDX
$50,150MSRP
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
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2024 Acura MDX
$50,150MSRP
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
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MSRP

$50,150

MSRP

$41,535

Average price

$29,887

Average price

$39,143

Listings

9364

Listings

9184
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.2 out of 10
Pros
  • Strong engines
  • Sharp handling
  • Lots of standard features
Cons
  • Frustrating infotainment system
  • Ride can be firm for some
  • Small third row
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Irritating transmission

Reviews Summary

The Acura MDX is a mainstay of the luxury SUV segment, and it covers the bases remarkably well. Its well-rounded nature is perhaps because it shares a platform with the Honda Pilot (another fantastic family hauler) but for that same reason, it doesn’t offer the same cachet as a BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE. Whether you are on a road trip or heading to work, the MDX is comfortable, refined, and has space for the family and their gear. For 2024, there’s a new Type-S trim level, bringing a new level of performance to the three-row, seven-passenger midsize luxury SUV. But as we’ll get into in a bit, the MDX is held back by a maddening infotainment system that could truly be a sticking point to overshadow all other positive attributes.

Verdict: The MDX is a beautiful, safe, and cost-effective luxury SUV, and the new Type-S trim level delivers a higher level of performance. However, it doesn’t offer as much space as some of its competitors, and we wouldn’t recommend it to anyone easily frustrated by finnicky tech interfaces.

Reviews Summary

The Grand Cherokee L is the three-row version of Jeep's popular midsize SUV. It continues into 2023 with higher prices and new competitors, namely the Land Rover Defender 130 and Toyota Grand Highlander. The style and 4x4 hardware are classic Jeep, but the Grand Cherokee L is built for comfort over raw capability. We tested the top trim, a Summit Reserve, that was priced over $75,000 and worth it—most of the time.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.5L 290 hp V6

Engine

3.6L 293 hp V6

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Horsepower

293 hp @ 6400 rpm

MPG City

19

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

26

MPG Highway

26
2024 Acura MDX
2024 Acura MDX
$50,150MSRP
Overview
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
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2024 Acura MDX
$50,150MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
$41,535MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$50,150
$41,535
Average price
$29,887
$39,143
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.7
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Read full review

8.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Strong engines
  • Sharp handling
  • Lots of standard features
Cons
  • Frustrating infotainment system
  • Ride can be firm for some
  • Small third row
Pros
  • Great handling
  • Great ride quality
  • Premium interior materials
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Irritating transmission
Summary

The Acura MDX is a mainstay of the luxury SUV segment, and it covers the bases remarkably well. Its well-rounded nature is perhaps because it shares a platform with the Honda Pilot (another fantastic family hauler) but for that same reason, it doesn’t offer the same cachet as a BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE. Whether you are on a road trip or heading to work, the MDX is comfortable, refined, and has space for the family and their gear. For 2024, there’s a new Type-S trim level, bringing a new level of performance to the three-row, seven-passenger midsize luxury SUV. But as we’ll get into in a bit, the MDX is held back by a maddening infotainment system that could truly be a sticking point to overshadow all other positive attributes.

Verdict: The MDX is a beautiful, safe, and cost-effective luxury SUV, and the new Type-S trim level delivers a higher level of performance. However, it doesn’t offer as much space as some of its competitors, and we wouldn’t recommend it to anyone easily frustrated by finnicky tech interfaces.

The Grand Cherokee L is the three-row version of Jeep's popular midsize SUV. It continues into 2023 with higher prices and new competitors, namely the Land Rover Defender 130 and Toyota Grand Highlander. The style and 4x4 hardware are classic Jeep, but the Grand Cherokee L is built for comfort over raw capability. We tested the top trim, a Summit Reserve, that was priced over $75,000 and worth it—most of the time.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.5L 290 hp V6
3.6L 293 hp V6
Drive Train
FWD
4X2
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG City
19
19
MPG Highway
26
26
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