2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP

3.5L V6


3.5L V6
20 city/27 hwy**

Fuel Efficiency

21 city / 26 hwy


267 lb-ft


263 lb-ft

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited

Wondering how an entry-level of a luxury crossover competes with a higher configuration of a standard SUV model? Consider the matchup between the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander Limited. Based on fuel efficiency, performance, and standard features, explore how Acura vs. Toyota stack up with Acura of Avon. Then, check out our extensive Acura MDX inventory to find the trim level that best suits you for your commutes in Hartford.

Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander: MPG

When comparing fuel efficiency, the Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander is almost neck and neck. Depending on whether you drive more often on West Hartford city streets or the highway, the MDX delivers a slightly higher fuel efficiency on highway driving. However, between Acura vs. Toyota, only the MDX offers the superior performance of Sport-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). As noted by The Car Connection: “Calm and collected, the 2020 MDX is a perfect road-trip vehicle.”

Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander: Performance

The base-level Acura MDX and the higher level Toyota Highlander Limited both provide the same engine option with 3.5L V6. The SUVs horsepower is almost identical, but the MDX has a slightly higher torque, giving you more muscle on Manchester roadways. Acura delivers power and luxury rarely seen on the Canton streets with the latest MDX.

Acura vs. Toyota: Interior and Standard Features

When comparing the Acura MDX vs. Toyota Highlander, even though both SUVs offer seating for seven, the Acura MDX offers a more spacious cabin:

  • Cargo Volume: 90.9 cubic feet in the Acura MDX vs. 84.3 in the Toyota Highlander
  • Front Legroom: 41.4 inches in the Acura MDX vs. 40.4 in the Toyota Highlander

The Acura MDX also delivers a bevy of standard features compared to the Toyota Highlander:

  • 2-Position Memory Steering Column
  • Speed Sensing Interval Wipers
  • Front Adjustable Power Lumbar Support
  • Active Head Restraints

Find Your Acura MDX with Acura of Avon

Learn more about the Acura MDX with Acura of Avon, including about the Acura MDX Packages, and explore the performance and features of this luxury crossover SUV. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Need financing? Apply for financing and see if you’re pre-approved today.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**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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