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Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $47,334

Toyota Highlander Limited   
Difference: $12,006

Lowest Total Invoice: $43,027

Toyota Highlander Limited   
Difference: $12,219

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Acura MDX 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Toyota Highlander and Acura MDX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited trim is $40,915. The features would cost an additional $5,519. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $47,334.

The base sticker price of the Acura MDX Advance trim is $54,400. The features would cost an additional $4,000. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $59,340.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Acura MDX trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Acura MDX Advance appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Acura MDX 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Toyota Highlander and Acura MDX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited trim is $37,356. The features would cost an additional $4,771. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $43,027.

The invoice of the Acura MDX Advance trim is $50,592. The features would cost an additional $3,714. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $55,246.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Acura MDX trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Acura MDX Advance appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162017
ModelHighlanderMDX
TrimLimitedAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $40,915 $54,400
Base Invoice $37,356 $50,592
Driver Technology Package 1,525  
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted 1,810  
Floor mats 225  
Remote start 499  
AWD 1,460 2,000
Entertainment Package   2,000
Driver Technology Package 1,378  
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted 1,610  
Floor mats 140  
Remote start 310  
AWD 1,333 1,857
Entertainment Package   1,857
Options (show) (change) 5,519 4,000
Options (show) (change) 4,771 3,714
Destination 900 940
Total Price $47,334 $59,340
Total Invoice $43,027 $55,246

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Highlander Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,141
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,690
Model Year20162017
ModelHighlanderMDX
TrimLimitedAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine270hp V6290hp I6
TransmissionT6T9
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/24 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9546, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/55-19245/50-20
Total Price$47,334$59,340
Adjustments for Features0-4,865
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,334$54,475
Total Invoice$43,027$55,246
Adjustments for Features0-4,529
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$43,027$50,717

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Features Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20162017
ModelHighlanderMDX
TrimLimitedAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction $0
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Display key $50
Heated steering wheel $100
Remote window/roof operation $15
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Around view cameras $500
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Hill descent control$250 
Lane keeping assist system $400
Obstacle detection, front $200
Pedestrian detection $50
Rearview camera$200 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75 
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100
Trailer sway control $25
Wide-view front camera $150
Wide-view rear camera $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo cover$75 
Cargo mat$40 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Additional screen for entertainment system $200
Aux input $50
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system$100 
DVD-compatible player$0 
HDMI port $25
Intercom$25 
Media drive $15
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Surround sound $250
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding$350 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $50
Laminated front side windows $200
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass $0
Conversation mirror$25 
LED headlights $1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Power-folding mirrors $50
Spotter mirror(s) $50
Powertrain 
Active rear differential $500
Automatic start / stop $150
Lockable center differential$150 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Coordinated climate control, front seats $25
Foldaway tray table, second row$75 
Heated second row seats $200
Leather door panel trim $250
Manual recliner, third row seats$125 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $100
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$5,990$10,855
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$4,865
Value of Feature Adjustments0-4,529

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20162017
ModelHighlanderMDX
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.8 in111.0 in
Length191.1 in196.2 in
Width75.8 in77.2 in
Height68.1 in67.4 in
Curb Weight4,454 lb.4,215 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.2 gal.19.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.7 in38.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.3 in61.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.2 in57.5 in
Row 1 Legroom44.2 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom39.9 in38.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room59.6 in59.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.1 in57.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.4 in36.6 in
Row 3 Headroom35.9 in35.6 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room55.0 in54.7 in
Row 3 Hip Room45.6 in40.6 in
Row 3 Legroom27.7 in28.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
13.8 ft315.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
42.3 ft338.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
83.7 ft368.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited

Driver Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested1700100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Temporary spare tire150Yes
Trailer sway control25No
Active rear differential500No
Total Requested15022%
Total Not Requested52578%
Entertainment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench100No
AC power outlet100Yes
Additional screen for entertainment system200No
HDMI port25No
ELS, 546W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested110062%
Total Not Requested67538%

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