As the SUV segment continues to grow, drivers have a harder time selecting the best vehicle for their needs. To help cut through the endless information available to prospective car buyers, Hesser Toyota is comparing the 2016 Toyota Highlander to the 2016 Acura MDX. At two very different price points, while offering two similar performances, the vehicles have drivers weighing their preferences and budget restrictions.
The 2016 Acura MDX is on the more expensive end of the spectrum with a starting price of $43,015 MSRP. When paired with its strongest engine, the MDX can generate up to 290 horsepower. Should drivers opt for the smaller engine option, the SUV can earn an estimated 27 mpg highway fuel economy. The MDX's interior can be used to transport passengers and their belongings comfortably. But when drivers need to haul more cargo than people, the MDX's rear seats can be folded to reveal up to 68.4 cubic feet of space.
If a high price point and the status of having an automaker's badge on the vehicle isn't a driver's top concern, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is a wise and comparable alternative to the 2016 Acura MDX. Starting at $29,990 MSRP, the Highlander is a much more affordable SUV option. When equipped with its larger engine, the Highlander can produce up to 270 horsepower. The SUV's smaller engine delivers a more modest 25 mpg highway fuel economy. One of the biggest selling points besides the Highlander's off-road prowess and under-the-hood strength is its interior space. When its two rear seats are folded and stored, the cabin reveals up to 83.7 cubic feet of space for cargo. Whether drivers take the Highlander off the grid or to the grocery store, its space can be customized to meet drivers' needs. To learn more about the Highlander's performance capabilities, drivers can schedule a test drive at Hesser Toyota today.