MDX: More performance luxury than Infiniti QX60 for the price

2018 White Infiniti QX60 AWD

2018 Infiniti QX60 AWD

MSRP $45,1001
EPA MPG RATING 19 / 262
SPEED CVT
ENGINE 3.5L V6
2019 White Acura MDX FWD

2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD®

MSRP $46,3001
EPA MPG RATING 19 / 262
SPEED 9
ENGINE 3.5L V6
Ready to see how MDX SH-AWD® gives you more for your money than QX60? Let's go.
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The Differences are Clear
2018 Infiniti QX60 front styling
Infiniti QX60 Front Styling

With no significant design enhancements since 2013, QX60's front styling lacks excitement.

Infiniti QX60 Front Styling

With no significant design enhancements since 2013, QX60's front styling lacks excitement.

2019 Acura MDX bold front styling
Acura MDX Bold Front Styling

MDX's freshly-styled front and new Diamond Pentagon grille make a bold statement on the road.

Acura MDX Bold Front Styling

MDX's freshly-styled front and new Diamond Pentagon grille make a bold statement on the road.

2018 Infiniti QX60 conventional headlights
Infiniti QX60 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the QX60, providing a standard illumination experience.

Infiniti QX60 Conventional Headlights

Conventional headlights are standard on the QX60, providing a standard illumination experience.

2019 Acura MDX jewel eye LED headlights
Acura MDX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

MDX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast five LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

Acura MDX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

MDX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights boast five LED light elements for sharper illumination and more confident driving.

2018 Infiniti QX60 8 / 6-way power seats
Infiniti QX60 6 / 8-Way Power Seats

The QX60's front seats offer 8-way driver and 6-way front passenger power adjustability

Infiniti QX60 6 / 8-Way Power Seats

The QX60's front seats offer 8-way driver and 6-way front passenger power adjustability

2019 Acura MDX 12 / 14-way power sport seats
Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats

MDX’s front sport seats feature 14-way driver and 12-way front passenger power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats

MDX’s front sport seats feature 14-way driver and 12-way front passenger power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

2018 Infiniti QX60 single view display
Infiniti QX60 Single-View Display

QX60’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

Infiniti QX60 Single-View Display

QX60’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

2019 Acura MDX dual display
Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX's upper two displays let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view for Apple CarPlay™ or Android™ Auto.

Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX's upper two displays let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view for Apple CarPlay™ or Android™ Auto.

2018 Infiniti QX60  76.5 cubic feet of cargo space
Infiniti QX60 76.5 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

QX60 has 14.4 fewer cubic feet of cargo space than MDX.

Infiniti QX60 76.5 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

QX60 has 14.4 fewer cubic feet of cargo space than MDX.

2019 Acura MDX 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space
Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

MDX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 90 cubic feet of cargo space.19

Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

MDX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 90 cubic feet of cargo space.19

2019 White Acura MDX 4 Door Luxury Midsize SUV

Acura MDX SH-AWD® vs Infiniti QX60 AWD:
A Triumph of Performance and Comfort

290 Horsepower
SH-AWD® Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™

Comfort should never be optional.

The seven-passenger Acura MDX SH-AWD® comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won’t find on the Infiniti QX60. Three rows of leather-trimmed seats let everyone ride in comfort. Front-row seats are heated, and second-row passengers can customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls—luxuries that aren’t available for Infiniti SUV. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—14.4 cubic feet more than the QX60—the Acura MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

Acura Collision Mitigation Braking System Technology Graphic

Protection is the Priority

MDX SH-AWD® earns a 5-star NHTSA3 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology also comes standard, making it one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)8  uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
Infiniti QX60 AWD
Acura MDX SH-AWD®
AWD Starting At1
$45,100
$46,300
FWD Starting At1
$43,300
$44,300
PERFORMANCE
3.5L V6
3.5L V6
Automatic Transmission
CVT
9-SPEED
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
295 @ 6200
290 @ 6200
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
270 @ 4800
267 @ 4700 
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
19 / 26 / 22
19 / 26 / 22
Drivetrain
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
SUPER HANDLING ALL-WHEEL DRIVE™
AWD Torque Vectoring
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Paddle Shifters
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
Driver's Knee Airbag
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering4
STANDARD (w/o MAS)
STANDARD
Rear Camera5
SINGLE-VIEW
MULTI-VIEW WITH DYNAMIC GUIDELINES
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System6
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD 
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)10
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD 
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)8
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System9
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow11
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Auto High-Beam Headlights
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
GPS-Linked Climate Control
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
Driver Seat Memory
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
STANDARD
STANDARD
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Hill Start Assist
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
AUDIO SYSTEMS
Premium Audio System
6 SPEAKERS
8 SPEAKERS
Pandora Compatibility13
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth12
STANDARD
STANDARD
Aha™ Compatibility14
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
USB Ports15
STANDARD (4)
STANDARD (5)
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto Integration16,17
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Dual-Screen Display
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (ODMD™ 2.0)
Siri® Eyes Free18
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
12-Volt Power Outlets
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE (1)
STANDARD (2)
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD  
Heated Outside Mirrors

STANDARD

STANDARD
Capless Fuel Fill System
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Power Moonroof
STANDARD
STANDARD
Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires
18''
18''
INTERIOR
Driver Memory Adjustments (for HVAC, Mirrors, Steering Wheel, etc.)

AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE

STANDARD
Memory Steering Column w/ Automatic Tilt-Away
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (8-WAY)
STANDARD (14-Way)
Power Front Passenger's Seat
STANDARD (6-WAY)
STANDARD (12-Way)
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD  
STANDARD
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
Sliding Second-Row Seats
STANDARD
STANDARD
Third-Row Seating
STANDARD
STANDARD
Leather-Appointed Seating
STANDARD (1st & 2nd rows only)
STANDARD
2019 Six Passenger MDX In Outdoor Setting

Don’t just take our word. Experience MDX for yourself.

Disclaimer
  • 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 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

  • 4 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. 

  • 5 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.

  • 6 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. 

  • 7 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. 

  • 8 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. 

  • 9 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.

  • 10 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.

  • 11 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.

    12 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.
  • 13 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

  • 14 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. 

  • 15 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. 

  • 16 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.

  • 17 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.

  • 18 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.

  • 19 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.8

  • 20 Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lb. on MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.

  • 21 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2018 White Infiniti QX60 AWD Infiniti QX60 AWD
2019 White Acura MDX FWD Acura MDX SH-AWD®
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity
7
7
Headroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
40.7 / 37.3 / 35.0
38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6

Shoulder Room (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)

60.3 / 60.4 / 57.1
61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7

Hiproom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)

 

56.8 / 55.8 / 42.0
57.5 / 57.8 / 40.6
Legroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
42.2 / 41.7 / 30.8
41.4 / 36.6 / 28.1
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
114.2
111 
Track Width (in.) (front/rear)
65.7 / 65.7
66.3 / 66.3
Length (in.)
200.5
196.2 
Height (in.)
68.6
67.4 
Width (in.)
77.2
77.7
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
6.5
7.3
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
149.8
132.7
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)19
76.5
90.9
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)19
40.8
43.4
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)19
15.8
15.8
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,526
4,239
Max Towing (lb.)20
5,000
3,500 - 5,000 
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.5
19.5
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)21
4 / 50,000 
4 / 50,000  
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)21
6 / 70,000  
6 / 70,000
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)21
6 / Unlimited
5 / Unlimited