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2023 Acura MDX vs. 2023 Chevrolet Suburban Review

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2023 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $49,550 to $73,200
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2023 Chevrolet
Suburban

MSRP*: $56,900 to $80,100
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 14 - 15 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 26 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 9 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 144.7 ft3
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 10-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 - 355 hp 355 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 7,900 - 8,300 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 225.7 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 81.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Suburban than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Suburban will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Suburban requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura MDX, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Suburban.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Suburban, 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 Chevrolet Suburban.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Suburban, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
The Acura MDX has much lower torque than the Chevrolet Suburban, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura MDX and the Chevrolet Suburban. The Acura MDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Suburban.