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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: $47,925

Acura MDX   
Difference: $1,315

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212022
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerMDX
TrimLimitedSTPlatinumBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $45,005 $52,830 $54,480 $46,900
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    
Technology Package       0
Options (change) 2,990 5,570 0 0
Options (change) 2,840 5,291 0 0
Destination 1,245 1,245 1,245 1,025
Total Price $49,240 $59,645 $55,725 $47,925

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Adjusted Price: Ford Explorer Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Acura MDX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $240
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $61
Model Year2021202120212022
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerMDX
TrimLimitedSTPlatinumBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine300hp I4400hp V6365hp V6290hp I6
TransmissionA10T10T10T10
DrivetrainRWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12500, 12500, 12501, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/55-20255/55-20275/45-21255/50-20
Total Price$49,240$59,645$55,725$47,925
Adjustments for Features-1,555-4,645-7,1200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,685$55,000$48,605$47,925
Cost Above Minimum$0$7,315$920$0

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX

Model Year2021202120212022
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerMDX
TrimLimitedSTPlatinumBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
10-speed automatic$1400   
10-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1500$1500$1500
RWD$0   
AWD $1700$1700 
FWD   $0
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$9,245$12,335$14,810$7,690
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,555$4,645$7,120$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-129-509-1590

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20212022
ModelExplorerMDX
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase119.1 in113.8 in
Length198.8 in198.4 in
Width78.9 in78.7 in
Height69.9 in67.1 in
Curb Weight4,346 lb.4,272 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.9 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.7 in38.5 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.8 in61.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room59.2 in59.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in41.6 in
Row 2 Headroom40.5 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.9 in60.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room59.1 in57.8 in
Row 2 Legroom39.0 in38.5 in
Row 3 Headroom38.9 in36.2 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room54.6 in55.1 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.9 in40.6 in
Row 3 Legroom32.2 in29.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
18.2 ft316.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
47.9 ft339.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
87.8 ft371.4 ft3

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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
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
Wide-view front camera150No
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 Requested236563%
Total Not Requested137537%

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%

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