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2011 Lexus RX 350 2011 Infiniti FX 2011 Acura MDX
     
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
Base
  • Base
  • AWD
  • AWD
AWD
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • AWD with Advance Package
  • AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package

Prices

MSRP $39,075 $42,600 $42,930
Invoice $35,363 $39,338 $39,411
Avg. Paid $28,470 $26,349 $25,504

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.9 8.2 9.2
Performance 8.3 8.7 8.9
Interior 9.0 8.5 8.4
Operating Cost 7.6 7.4 7.4
Safety 9.3 N/A 9.0
Reliability 5.0 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth ride
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Chart-topping reliability
  • Quiet, luxurious interior
  • Excellent handling and performance
  • Tons of power from available V8
  • Bold exterior styling
  • Beautifully-made, high-tech interior
  • Nimble performance
  • Lots of high-tech features
  • High-quality interior
Cons
  • Not as sporty as some in the class
  • Ride may be too stiff
  • Poor visibility
  • Not as roomy as some competitors
  • Third row is for children only

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.7L/224
MPG 18 City / 25 Hwy 16 City / 23 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door SUV 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.9 113.6 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 191.3 191.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 75.9 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.1 68.2

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4178 4156 4550

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Optional
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Optional
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard 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 Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional 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 5 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.7 102.5 142.2
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 39.3 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 44.7 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 57.3 61.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 54.9 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.5 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 34.6 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.4 61.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.2 59.1
Third Leg Room (in) 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.3 62.0 83.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 40.0 24.8 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.5L/213 3.7L/224
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 275 @ 6200 303@6800 300 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 257 @ 4700 262 @ 4800 270 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 38.8 36.7 37.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 23 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 23.8 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar Multi-link

Transmission

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