2024 Acura MDX vs. 2024 Dodge Durango Review

Picture of the 2024 Acura MDX

2024 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $50,150 to $73,800
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Picture of the 2024 Dodge Durango

2024 Dodge
Durango

MSRP*: $41,670 to $95,995
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 12 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 26 MPG 17 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 85.1 ft3
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 293-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 360-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 475-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 710-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 - 355 hp 293 - 710 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 6,200 - 8,700 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 200.8 - 201.0 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 75.8 - 76.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.8 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 Dodge Durango than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater 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 Dodge Durango.

Convenience
With the Dodge Durango, 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). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Dodge Durango.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Dodge Durango, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Acura MDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Dodge Durango.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura MDX and the Dodge Durango.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Acura MDX and the Dodge Durango are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Dodge Durango, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Acura MDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Dodge Durango.