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2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Acura MDX vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

If you’re trying to find an SUV to take your Red Bank and Freehold commute to the next level, then compare the 2019 Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander. Both SUVs have been staples on the road for years, but only one can end up in your driveway. See how these two models differ in terms of performance, interior dimensions, and warranty coverage with the experts at Acura of Ocean.

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Toyota Highlander
3.5L V6


2.7L inline-4
9-speed automatic


6-speed automatic
20/27 (city/hwy) mpg

Fuel Economy

20/24 (city/hwy) mpg
90.9 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

83.7 cubic feet

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

36 months/36,000 miles

Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander: Performance Specs

A dependable SUV would be nothing without incredible performance specs, and the MDX manages to offer a stronger overall performance over the Highlander. If you’re looking for a stronger engine, transmission, fuel economy, and more, you’ll find everything you need in the MDX. Take a closer look at the specs for the MDX and Highlander below:

  • Performance: The Acura MDX is powered by a 290-hp 3.5L V6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission that produces 267 lb-ft of torque. The Toyota Highlander gets a 185-hp 2.7L inline-4 and a 6-speed automatic and produces 184 lb-ft of torque.
  • MPG Ratings: The MDX is both more powerful and more fuel-efficient; it earns 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*. The Highlander earns 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway.

Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

If a spacious cabin is what you’re looking for, both models have some impressive and distinctive options. Drivers looking for space for an extra passenger can take advantage of the Highlander’s eight-passenger seating over a seven-passenger capacity in the MDX. However, the MDX comes with plenty of customizable space thanks to its 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while those who choose Highlander will have 13.7 cubic feet.

Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander: Warranty Coverage

Sedan drivers also want to ensure they have warranty coverage they can rely on whether they are around town or far from home. Behind the wheel of the MDX, you can go further for longer with its outstanding 48-month/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, while coverage will end a little sooner with the Highlander’s 36 months/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Learn More About the Acura MDX at Acura of Ocean!

After comparing the MDX vs. Highlander, you can find more comparisons at Acura of Ocean to see how the MDX compares to other models like the Honda Pilot, Acura RDX, Volvo XC90, and Audi Q7. Browse our inventory of new Acura MDX models for sale to see what suits you best. Contact us today to get the car-buying or leasing process started with a member of our finance team or schedule a test drive near Asbury Park!

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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