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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Dodge Durango Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

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2021 Dodge
Durango

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MSRP*
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$46,900 to $60,650
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$32,570 to $80,995
Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $32,203 to $78,416
MPG - City 19 12 - 19
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 17 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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. 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 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.

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

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. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Dodge Durango.

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.

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