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Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $56,930

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $2,715

Lowest Total Invoice: $54,402

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $1,625

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerMDX
TrimPlatinumAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $53,940 $54,650
Base Invoice $51,512 $51,284
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995  
AWD   2,000
Entertainment Package   2,000
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895  
AWD   1,874
Entertainment Package   1,874
Options (change) 1,995 4,000
Options (change) 1,895 3,748
Destination 995 995
Total Price $56,930 $59,645
Total Invoice $54,402 $56,027

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,685
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,552
Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerMDX
TrimPlatinumAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6290hp I6
TransmissionT6T9
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)500, 12546, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20245/50-20
Total Price$56,930$59,645
Adjustments for Features-9700
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$55,960$59,645
Total Invoice$54,402$56,027
Adjustments for Features-9270
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$53,475$56,027

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerMDX
TrimPlatinumAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Display key $50
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Keyless entry keypad$50 
Power-adjustable pedals$125 
Remote app$25 
Remote climate control$25 
Semi-automated parking system$500 
Sunshades, second row $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Around view cameras $500
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Curve control$50 
Hill descent control$250 
Inflatable rear seat belts$200 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 
Lane keeping assist $400
Pedestrian detection $50
Rearview camera$200 
Safety key$5 
Terrain selector$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle health reports$0 
Wide-view rear camera $0
Cargo Management 
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Additional screen for entertainment system $200
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens$1200 
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted $1000
HDMI port $25
Media drive $15
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Laminated front side windows $200
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Rear bumper protector$40 
Sunroof $900
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
LED headlights $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Spotter mirror(s) $50
Powertrain 
Active rear differential $500
Automatic start / stop $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Coordinated climate control, front seats $0
Door sill trim plates $100
Folding third row seats $600
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $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
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats $50
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather$1000 
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 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$13,460$12,490
Value of Feature Adjustments$970$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-9270

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerMDX
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in111.0 in
Length198.3 in196.2 in
Width78.9 in77.2 in
Height70.0 in67.4 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.4,215 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.19.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in38.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in61.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in57.5 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in38.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in59.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in57.8 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in36.6 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in35.6 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in54.7 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in40.6 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in28.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft315.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft338.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft368.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Temporary spare tire150Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Active rear differential500No
Total Requested17526%
Total Not Requested50074%
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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