MDX: More standard luxury and performance features than Audi Q7 for the price

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2018 Audi Q7 SUV sideview in Carrara white

2018 AUDI Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro

MSRP $56,400
EPA MPG RATING 19/25 
SPEED 8
ENGINE 3.0L V6
2018 Acura MDX crossover exterior sideview

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package

MSRP $56,6501
EPA MPG RATING 19/262
SPEED 9
ENGINE 3.5L V6
Ready to see where else MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package outperforms Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro? Let's go.
Acura 2018 MDX Total Package Challenge

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $2,799 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $2,799.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic vehicles (YD3H3JJNW) available from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $45,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $40,016.55. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $25,761.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

front of 2018 Acura MDX grille

Acura MDX vs Audi Q7: A Triumph of Performance and Comfort


290 Horsepower

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)

Comfort should never be optional.

The three-row MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won't find on the Audi Q7. Milano leather seats throughout the SUV let everyone ride in comfort. Second-row passengers can relax in two captain's chairs and customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls—luxuries that aren't available on the Audi. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—19.3 cubic feet more than the Q7—MDX has ample space to stash additional stuff.

Comfort should never be optional.

The three-row MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won't find on the Audi Q7. Milano leather seats throughout the SUV let everyone ride in comfort. Second-row passengers can relax in two captain's chairs and customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls—luxuries that aren't available on the Audi. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—19.3 cubic feet more than the Q7—MDX has ample space to stash additional stuff.

2017 Acura MDX engine white background

With a blend of performance, luxury and driver-assistance technology, the sporty 2018 MDX has been designated a Best Buy by Consumer Guide® thanks to an impressive range of high-tech features and a refined cabin with 3-row seating.

2017 Acura MDX SUV review background

The 2018 MDX three-row SUV earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest available.6

collision mitigation braking system for 2018 Acura MDX SUV

Protection is the Priority

MDX SH-AWD® earns a 5-star NHTSA6 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology comes standard, making MDX one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)7
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses audio and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

MDX takes the prize

You get much more for your money with MDX

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COMPARABLE AWD MODELS
Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro
Starting At
$56,6501
$56,400
Comparably Equipped Price11
$56,650
$63,600
Performance
3.5L V6
3.0L V6
Automatic Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
333 @ 5500-6500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4700
325 @ 2900-5300
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
19 / 26 / 22
19 / 25 / 21
Drivetrain
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
All-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
STANDARD
Adaptive Variable Suspension
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Safety and Driver Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering14
STANDARD
STANDARD (W/O MAS)
Electronic Stability Control
STANDARD
STANDARD
Active Head Restraints
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System15
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System16
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Rear Camera
MULTI-VIEW12
REAR-VIEW
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System17
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Comfort & Convenience
GPS-Linked Climate Control
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
NOT AVAILABLE
Heated Steering Wheel
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Heated Rear Captain’s Chairs
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Walk Away Auto Lock
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Speed Sensing Interval Wipers
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines12
STANDARD
STANDARD (SINGLE VIEW)
Surround View Camera
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Second-Row Ride Sunshades (Manual)
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Second-Row A/C & Heating Controls
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Audio Systems
Pandora Compatibility18
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Song By Voice®
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
NOT AVAILABLE
Aha Compatibility19
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
USB Ports20
STANDARD W/ADVANCE7
STANDARD2
Media & Connectivity
Hard-Drive-Based Navigation System3
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Real-Time Traffic21
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Traffic Rerouting21
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Integration4,5
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Dual-Screen Display
Standard (ODMD 2.0)
NOT AVAILABLE
Siri® Eyes Free22
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
SMS Text Message Capability23
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Rear Seat Entertainment System
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
110-Volt AC Power Outlet
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
NOT AVAILABLE
Exterior
Auto High Beams
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Capless Fuel Fill System
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Wheels & Tires
20"
19"
Interior
Memory/Automatic Tilt-Away Steering Column
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (10-WAY)
STANDARD (8-WAY)
Ventilated Front Seats
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
NOT AVAILABLE
Heated Second-Row Seats
STANDARD W/ADVANCE
OPTIONAL
Power Tilt Telescopic Steering Wheel
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Onboard Navigation3
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Hard Disk Drive
STANDARD (15GB)
NOT AVAILABLE

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $3,299 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $3,299.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (YD4H3JJNW) available from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $47,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $41,128.06. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $26,901.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2018 MDX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers

2018 MDX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2018 MDX Models from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2018 MDX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



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  • MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
  • 1 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 2 Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
  • 3 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
  • 4 Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.
  • 5 Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely.
  • 6 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).
  • 7 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 8 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 9 LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 10 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.
  • 11 The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Premium Plus Trim & Engine: $4,000
  • MMI® Navigation plus with voice control system with 8.3” center display: Included MMI® all-in-touch with handwriting-recognition technology: Included
    Audi side assist with Audi pre sense® rear: Included
    Audi smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android Auto™: Included
    BOSE® 3D Sound System with 19 speakers, BOSE® Advanced Staging Technology, 15-channel amplifier and 558 watts: Included
    Driver Assistance Package: $2,400
    Audi adaptive cruise control with Traffic Jam assist: Included
    Audi active lane assist: Included
    Audi pre sense® front: Included
    High beam assistant: Included
    Traffic sign recognition: Included
    Cold Weather Package: $650
    All-weather floor mats: Included
    Heated three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles: Included
    Heated rear seats: Included
    Rear seat entertainment preparation: $150
  • 12 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
  • 13 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • 14 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
  • 15 The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.
  • 16 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 17 LDW only alerts drivers in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 18 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
  • 19 Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply.
  • 20 The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.
  • 21 AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic is operable only in select markets within the 48 contiguous United States, as well as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The service is available at no cost for three years after purchase whereupon it will continue to be available on a subscription basis.
  • 22 Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.
  • 23 Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.
  • 24 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
  • 25 Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lb. on MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.
2018 Acura MDX SUV in Crystal Black Pearl Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
2017 Audi Q7 SUV carrara white exterior Audi Q7 3.0T Premium Quattro
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity
6
7
Front Headroom (in.)
38.1
38.4
Headroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
38.1/38.3/35.6
38.4/38.8/35.9
Shoulder Room (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
61.1/59.1/54.7
59.5/58.5/49.4
2nd-Row Headroom (in.)
38.3
38.8
Hiproom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
57.5/57.8/40.6
Not Listed
3rd-Row Headroom (in.)
35.6
35.9
Legroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
41.4/36.6/28.1
41.7/38.8/29.2
Front Shoulder Room (in.)
61.1
59.5
2nd-Row Shoulder Room (in.)
59.1
58.5
3rd-Row Shoulder Room (in.)
54.7
49.4
Front Legroom (in.)
41.4
41.7
2nd-Row Legroom (in.)
38.5
38.8
3rd-Row Legroom, in.
28.1
29.2
Max Cargo Volume, cu. ft.11
90.9
71.6
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
111
117.9
Track Width (in.) (front/rear)
66.3/66.3
66.1/66.6
Length (in.)
196.2
199.6
Height (in.)
67.4
68.5
Width (in.)
77.8
77.5
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
7.3
Not Listed
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
132.7
Not Listed
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)
90.924
71.6
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)
43.424
37.5
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)
15.824
14.8
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,257
4,916
Max Towing (lb.)
3,500 – 5,00025
7,700
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.5
22.5
Warranty
Basic Warranty
4/50,00013
4/50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years/miles)
6/70,00013
4/50,000
Corrosion Warranty (years/miles)
5/unlimited13
12/unlimited