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Price Comparison (MSRP): Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

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Invoice Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Total Price

Toyota Highlander Limited   
Difference: 11,531

Lowest Total Invoice

Toyota Highlander Limited   
Difference: 11,763
Model Year20152016
ModelHighlanderMDX
TrimLimitedAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price 40,190 53,080
Base Invoice 36,694 49,367
Driver Technology Package 1,400  
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted 1,810  
Floor mats 225  
Remote start 499  
AWD 1,460 2,000
Entertainment Package   2,000
Driver Technology Package   0
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted   0
Floor mats   0
Remote start   0
AWD   1,857
Entertainment Package   1,857
Options (show) (change) 5,394 4,000
Options (show) (change) 4,659 3,714
Destination 885 920
Total Price 46,469 58,000
Total Invoice 42,238 54,001

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Summary

For this 2015 Toyota Highlander vs. 2016 Acura MDX price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Highlander vs. MDX Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Highlander and MDX will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Toyota Highlander Limited's price is $7,781 lower than the Acura MDX Advance's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Highlander vs. MDX Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Toyota Highlander Limited, the Acura MDX Advance includes additional features worth $3750. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. (Additional notes)

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. Despite a $3750 adjustment for the Acura MDX Advance's additional features, the Toyota Highlander Limited is $7,781 less than the Toyota Highlander Limited.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Highlander Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 7,781
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 8,272
Model Year20152016
ModelHighlanderMDX
TrimLimitedAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine270hp V6290hp V6
TransmissionT6T9
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/24 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers?, 9546, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/55-19245/55-19
Total Price46,46958,000
Adjustments for Features0-3,750
Feature-Adjusted Total Price46,46954,250
Total Invoice42,23854,001
Adjustments for Features0-3,491
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice42,23850,510

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Features Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20152016
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
Remote window/roof operation $15
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Front seat active head restraints$50 
Hill descent control$250 
Lane keeping assist system $400
Obstacle detection, front $200
Pedestrian detection $100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75 
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100
Trailer sway control $25
Cargo Management 
Cargo cover$75 
Cargo mat$40 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Additional screen for entertainment system $200
Aux input $50
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system$100 
HDMI port $25
Intercom$25 
Media drive $25
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Siri Eyes Free support $0
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 headlights$200 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass $0
Conversation mirror$25 
LED headlights $1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
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 adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $200
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$5,915$9,665
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,750
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,491

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20152016
ModelHighlanderMDX
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.8 in111.0 in
Length191.1 in193.6 in
Width75.8 in77.2 in
Height68.1 in66.7 in
Curb Weight4,454 lb.4,260 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 ft315.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
42.3 ft345.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
78.6 ft390.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited

Driver Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar350Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested150088%
Total Not Requested20012%

Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Termporary spare tire150Yes
Trailer sway control25No
Active rear differential500No
Total Requested15022%
Total Not Requested52578%
Entertainment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
AC power outlet100Yes
Additional screen for entertainment system200No
HDMI port25No
Total Requested110083%
Total Not Requested22517%

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