Acura MDX

Acura MDX

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander

2020 Acura MDX


2019 Toyota Highlander

290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6


185-hp, 2.7-liter I-4
9-speed automatic


6-speed automatic
20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*

Fuel Economy

20 mpg city/24 mpg highway
3,500 lbs.

Max Towing

1,500 lbs.
90.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

83.7 cubic feet
48 months/50,000 miles

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

36 months/36,000 miles

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When shopping for an SUV with all of the bells and whistles, Denver drivers have likely come across the Acura MDX and the Toyota Highlander in their search. While each SUV has a lot to offer, one stands apart from the competition in several key areas. So, which SUV comes out on top in our SUV comparison? Compare the Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander today.


Performance Specs

For many Aurora drivers, performance is a top priority. If you value top-notch performance, you will want to select the 2020 Acura MDX over the 2019 Toyota Highlander. Specs for each SUV are as follows:

  • 2020 Acura MDX: 3.5L V6 engine capable of producing 290 hp
  • 2019 Toyota Highlander: 2.7L I-4 engine capable of producing 185 hp

In terms of fuel economy, you might expect that the more powerful MDX is less efficient, However, that is not the case. The 2020 Acura MDX offers a slight advantage over its competitor from Toyota. With the base MDX, you can expect an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*. The Highlander falls a bit short with an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway.

2020 Acura MDX In The Desert

Warranty Coverage

A great warranty is another top selling point for many Highlands Ranch drivers. Once again, the Acura MDX has the advantage here, too.

Acura MDX:

  • Bumper-to-Bumper – 48 months/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain – 72 months/70,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance – 48 months/50,000 miles

Toyota Highlander:

  • Bumper-to-Bumper – 36 months/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain – 60 months/60,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance – 24 months/unlimited miles

Towing and Cargo Space

Compare the Acura RDX vs. Toyota Highlander in terms of towing capability and cargo space, and you will see that the MDX has more to offer Littleton drivers. The 2020 Acura MDX offers a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, which is significantly more than the 1,500 pounds available for drivers of the Toyota Highlander. Inside of the vehicle, you will also have more room for cargo with the MDX. The SUV from Acura has 90.9 cubic feet of space for your belongings. With the Highlander, you will only have 83.7 cubic feet.

Perform Your Own SUV Comparison Today

After comparing the Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander, it’s clear to see that the MDX is the better buy. Visit Courtesy Acura today to set up a test drive. You can also contact us at your convenience with any questions. We would be glad to help with financing options, vehicle maintenance, and more.


*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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