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2009 Acura MDX 2009 Lexus GX 2009 Infiniti FX
     
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages
  • AWD with Sport Package
  • AWD with Sport and Entertainment Packages
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr
Base
  • Base
  • AWD
  • AWD

Prices

MSRP $40,990 $47,615 $42,150
Invoice $37,252 $42,376 $38,924
Avg. Paid $19,964 $26,241 $20,066

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.4 7.6
Critics' Rating 9.2 8.2 8.2
Performance 8.9 8.0 8.6
Interior 8.3 7.9 8.6
Operating Cost 7.2 6.9 7.3
Safety 9.4 N/A N/A
Reliability 2.0 5.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty handling
  • Plenty of power
  • Great safety scores
  • Upscale, well-made cabin with lots of standard features
  • Great for towing and off-roading
  • Impressive Lexus interior
  • Class-leading reliability rating
  • Seats up to eight
  • Sporty performance
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • High-tech interior
Cons
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Cramped third row
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Truck-like ride and handling
  • Ride may be too stiff for some
  • Fuel economy ranges from average to terrible
  • Poor reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD - Gas V8 4.7L/285 Gas V6 3.5L/213
MPG 15 City / 20 Hwy 14 City / 18 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4-Door SUV 4 Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 109.8 113.6
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 188.2 191.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 74.0 75.9
Height, Overall (in) 68.2 74.6 66.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Running Boards Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4548 4871 4094

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 142.2 103.9 102.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 40.2 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.8 44.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 57.5 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 59.0 55.1 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 40.0 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 36.8 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.6 57.4 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) 59.1 54.8 54.2
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.5 77.5 62.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.9 49.7 24.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas V6
Displacement 3.7L/- TBD - 4.7L/285 3.5L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 300 @ 6000 263 @ 5400 303@6800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 275 @ 5000 323 @ 3400 262 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.6 37.4 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 18 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 23.0 23.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Air Suspension Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone, Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link Rigid Axle Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut Adaptive Variable w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Adaptive Variable w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard