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2015 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Lexus GX 460 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura MDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus GX 460, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura MDX and the Lexus GX 460.

Convenience
The Acura MDX requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus GX 460, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Acura MDX or the Lexus GX 460, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura MDX and the Lexus GX 460 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lexus GX 460, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Lexus GX 460.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura MDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus GX 460.

Handling
The Acura MDX has the same turning radius as the Lexus GX 460, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus GX 460 is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Lexus GX 460.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura MDX and the Lexus GX 460. The Acura MDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus GX 460.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GX 460.

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2015 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,565 - $56,780

2014 Lexus
GX 460

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MSRP*: $49,085 - $60,715
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.74% As low as 3.36%
City MPG: 18 - 20 15
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $39,473 - $52,447 $45,159 - $55,857

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