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Acura MDX vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Acura MDX vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $47,925

Acura MDX   
Difference: $1,315

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2022202120212021
ModelMDXExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimBaseLimitedSTPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $46,900 $45,005 $52,830 $54,480
Technology Package 0      
Safe and Smart Package   1,295    
Panoramic sunroof   1,695 1,695  
Package 401A     3,875  
Technology Package 0      
Safe and Smart Package   1,230    
Panoramic sunroof   1,610 1,610  
Package 401A     3,681  
Options (change) 0 2,990 5,570 0
Options (change) 0 2,840 5,291 0
Destination 1,025 1,245 1,245 1,245
Total Price $47,925 $49,240 $59,645 $55,725

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price: Ford Explorer Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Acura MDX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $240
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $61
Model Year2022202120212021
ModelMDXExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimBaseLimitedSTPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp I6300hp I4400hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionT10A10T10T10
DrivetrainFWDRWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)501, 10390, 12500, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/55-20255/55-20275/45-21
Total Price$47,925$49,240$59,645$55,725
Adjustments for Features0-1,555-4,645-7,120
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,925$47,685$55,000$48,605
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$7,315$920

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Features Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year2022202120212021
ModelMDXExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimBaseLimitedSTPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
10-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1500 $1500$1500
10-speed automatic $1400  
FWD$0   
RWD $0  
AWD  $1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100$100$100
Active noise reduction$0  $0
Adaptive cruise control $600$600$600
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850   
Display key$50   
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100$100$100
Heated steering wheel $100$100$100
Keyless entry keypad $50$50$50
Power-adjustable pedals   $125
Remote app $25$25$25
Remote climate control $25$25$25
Semi-automated parking system   $500
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25$25$25
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200   
Automatic braking, low-speed$200   
Curve control $50$50$50
Hill descent control  $250$250
Inflatable rear seat belts  $200$200
Knee airbag, driver$75   
Knee airbag, passenger $75$75$75
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200$200$200
Lane keeping assist$400   
Obstacle detection, front $150$150$150
Obstacle detection, rear $250$250$250
Pedestrian detection$50   
Safety key $5$5$5
Temporary spare tire $150$150$150
Terrain selector  $200$200
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100   
Trailer sway control $25$25$25
Vehicle health reports $0$0$0
Wide-view front camera $150$150$150
Wide-view rear camera$0   
Cargo Management 
Class III trailer hitch  $250$250
Console with shifter $150$150$150
Console without shifter$150   
Roof rails $250$250$250
Trailering equipment (7 wire)  $150$150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50$50$50
Media drive$15   
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250   
Rear air vents with manual controls $150$150$150
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200   
Voice control for external devices $0$0$0
Wi-Fi hotspot $50$50$50
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)  $0 
Black grille (optional)  $0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250$250$250
Laminated front side windows$200   
Panoramic sunroof $1200$1200$1200
Rear bumper protector $40$40$40
Sunroof$900   
Tow hook(s), front  $40$40
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75$75$75
Fog lights $125$125$125
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250$250$250
LED headlights$1000   
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750$750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25   
Spotter mirror(s)$50   
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300$300$300
Door sill trim plates$100$100  
Folding third row seats$600   
Heated second row seats $200$200$200
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200$200
Leather door panel trim   $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75   
Massage, driver seat   $100
Massage, passenger seat   $100
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat   $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100$100 
Power release, second row seats$50   
Power-stowing third row seats $1000$1000$1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50$50$50
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   $1000
Wood trim   $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel   $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100   
Alloy wheels $350  
Electronic systems calibration selector$200   
Machined alloy wheels  $350$350
Performance steering system (optional)  $0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0$0
Total Value of Features$7,690$9,245$12,335$14,810
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,555$4,645$7,120
Value of Feature Adjustments0-129-509-159

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Specifications Comparison: Acura MDX vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20222021
ModelMDXExplorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase113.8 in119.1 in
Length198.4 in198.8 in
Width78.7 in78.9 in
Height67.1 in69.9 in
Curb Weight4,272 lb.4,346 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.17.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.5 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.9 in61.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room59.3 in59.2 in
Row 1 Legroom41.6 in42.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in40.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room60.3 in61.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.8 in59.1 in
Row 2 Legroom38.5 in39.0 in
Row 3 Headroom36.2 in38.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room55.1 in54.6 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.6 in40.9 in
Row 3 Legroom29.0 in32.2 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
16.3 ft318.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
39.1 ft347.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
71.4 ft387.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura MDX

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar200No
Surround sound250Yes
Remote start150Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
255/50HR20 tires400No
ELS, 501W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Display key50No
Total Requested157560%
Total Not Requested104040%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Safe and Smart Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Adaptive cruise control450Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested175096%
Total Not Requested754%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer ST

Package 401A
FeatureValueRequested?
Inflatable rear seat belts200No
Sony, 500W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Wide-view front camera150No
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100Yes
Heated second row seats200No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
AC power outlet100No
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Remote window/roof operation15Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Adaptive cruise control450Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested236563%
Total Not Requested137537%

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