2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Acura MDX

2017 Acura MDX

2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Toyota Highlander

 

2017 Acura MDX Category 2017 Toyota Highlander
3.5L V6 Performance 2.5L Four-Cylinder
290 hp Performance 185 hp
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive Handling Regular All-Wheel Drive
5,000 lb Towing Capacity Performance 1,500 lb Towing Capacity
9-Speed Automatic Transmission Performance 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

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Performance Capabilities

On the performance front, the 2017 Acura MDX dominates with a standard 3.5L V6 engine that generates a robust 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, which it sends out via a standard nine-speed automatic transmission to a front-wheel drive or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) with active torque vectoring.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander is also offered with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, but the all-wheel drive system doesn’t feature the sophistication of SH-AWD. You’ll also get noticeably less standard from the base engine, a 2.5L four-cylinder that only makes 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. You can also get a 3.5L V6 engine that tops out at 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque.

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Standard Features

When it comes to standard features, you can look forward to both models coming with features like Bluetooth, 18-inch wheels, full power features, cruise control, and other usual suspects. The 2017 Acura MDX stands out in this comparison, though, as it’s the only one that comes standard with premium luxury features like leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated and power adjustable front seats, satellite radio, Pandora, and much more. Additionally, the Acura crossover features a standard eight-speaker sound system, seven-inch touchscreen, and eight-inch display screen, while the Toyota model only gets a standard six-speaker stereo system and 6.1-inch touchscreen.

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Take Home the 2017 Acura MDX Crossover Today

These crossovers feature somewhat similar profiles, but when it comes to substance the 2017 Acura MDX clearly comes out on top. If you’re ready to take the next step, then make your way to Bill Vince’s Bridgewater Acura, located at 1231 Rt. 22 West in Bridgewater, NJ. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and our team is standing by to answer all your questions. Contact us to set up a test drive at (908) 704-0300 today!