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Compare the Acura MDX to the Infiniti JX

The redesigned MDX versus the Infiniti JX: Some consider it an unfair matchup. Simply because Acura’s engineering and technological forethought elevated the MDX—from horsepower to technology to comfort—all over again. First, the MDX is more powerful. Its 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivers more horsepower , 290 hp to be exact, yet has a better EPA highway fuel economy rating than the JX. Compare the MDX’s 28 mpg2 rating to the 24 mpg highway rating registered by the JX.

Second, Acura loaded the MDX with the brand’s signature: Evolving technology. The MDX and Infiniti JX both offer color screens for information and, if equipped, navigation system10 displays. But the MDX has other standard features JX either doesn’t offer or only makes available at an additional price. For example, the MDX’s HomeLink® system, which lets you operate up to three remote-controlled garages or gates, is a standard feature. Yet, the JX’s HomeLink® system costs extra.

Third, Acura took major steps to further improve driver comfort. The MDX offers a 10-way power adjustable and heated driver's seat, plus an 8-way power and heated passenger seat. And only the MDX features noise-reducing windshield and front-side acoustic glass and triple-sealed doors to quiet every commute.

Meanwhile, Jewel EyeLED headlights that use less energy and enhance clarity and an audible SMS/Email44 function that reads your messages aloud are standard on the Acura MDX, but don’t exist on the JX.

When shopping for a mid-size luxury SUV, the MDX has clear advantages over the Infiniti JX.

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2014 Acura MDX vs. 2013 Infiniti JX:Price, Performance and Features
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2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX
2014 MDX with Technology Package
2013 Infiniti JXInfiniti JX
Starting Price1$42,290$41,250
Base Engine3.5L V-63.5L V-6
Horsepower (SAE net)290 @ 6200 rpm265 @ 6400 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) (SAE net)267 @ 4500 rpm248 @ 4400 rpm
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or Super Handling All-wheel driveFront-wheel drive or All-wheel drive
EPA Mileage ratings: FWD (city / Hwy / Combined)220 / 28 / 2318 / 24 / 21
EPA Mileage ratings: AWD (city / Hwy / Combined)218 / 27 / 2118 / 23 / 20
HomeLink®StandardAvailable
GPS-linked climate controlAvailableNot available
SMS/Email44StandardNot available
LED HeadlightsStandardNot available
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Infiniti JX fuel economy rating is based on 2013 EPA mileage rating.