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2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Ford Expedition EL Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Expedition EL than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Expedition EL offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Ford Expedition EL, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura MDX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Expedition EL. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura MDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Expedition EL.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much slimmer than the Ford Expedition EL, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura MDX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Expedition EL.

Drivetrain
The Acura MDX has much lower torque than the Ford Expedition EL, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Expedition EL, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Expedition EL is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Ford Expedition EL.

Utility
The Acura MDX has less seating than the Ford Expedition EL, making the Ford Expedition EL the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura MDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Expedition EL.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura MDX than that of the Ford Expedition EL.

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2014 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,290 - $56,505
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2014 Ford
Expedition EL

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MSRP*: $44,685 - $58,855
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.53% As low as 5.63%
City MPG: 18 - 20 13 - 14
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 18 - 20
Engine(s): V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 8 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $39,186 - $52,195 $41,670 - $54,883

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