2019 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

September 10th, 2018 by

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The 2019 Acura MDX and the 2018 Toyota Highlander are both remarkable three-row SUVs that offer drivers comfort and technology features inside luxurious interiors. But which option gives drivers a better overall value? The 2019 Acura MDX has a lower comparably equipped price with a more comprehensive warranty. The MDX is also more spacious for both passengers and cargo thanks to a roomier and more versatile interior. When considered side by side, the Acura MDX, which offers drivers “great safety scores, an abundance of features, and a smooth ride,” according to U.S. News and World Report, really shines.

Standard and Comparably Equipped Price

The Acura MDX and Toyota Highlander are close in price with many of the same great comfort and technology features; however, the MDX Standard FWD has a MSRP of just $44,300* compared to the Highlander’s MSRP of $45,400. When you look at comparably equipped models, the MDX comes in at over $1,000 less.


The MDX offers drivers a more comprehensive coverage for both a basic warranty and a powertrain warranty than the Highlander. The MDX comes with a basic warranty of 48 months or 50,000 miles. The Highlander’s basic warranty only covers 36 months or 36,000 miles. The powertrain warranty for the MDX covers 72 months or 70,000 miles. To compare, the Highlander offers a powertrain warranty of only 36 months or 36,000 miles.

Cargo / Passenger Space

The MDX features a versatile rear seat at a 60/40 split, allowing drivers to rearrange the seating and cargo configurations in many different ways. With so much versatility, the MDX offers more space for large or awkwardly shaped cargo items without sacrificing seating for passengers. The MDX has a cargo volume of 15.8 cubic feet with the rear seats intact and 90.9 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. The Highlander is more cramped with only 13.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a maximum cargo volume of only 82.6 cubic feet.

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Test Drive Today

Find out more information on the 2019 Acura MDX Standard by contacting us or visiting your nearest Kansas City Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and sit behind the wheel to experience the MDX first-hand with a test drive today!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.