There are a lot of small differences between the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Infiniti QX60, but those small differences add up to make the Acura feel decidedly superior. From efficiency scores and performance to available technology, the Acura continues to outfox the competition and stay a step or two ahead.
You’ll have plenty of power with either the 2017 Acura MDX or the 2017 Infiniti QX60 — both vehicles carry a ferocious 3.5L V6 engine across all trim levels. However, you can tell that the Acura MDX is a little more refined, with its 9-speed automatic with SportShift Sequential Shifters.
And while power remains essentially even, the 2017 Acura MDX is able to utilize available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) to combine all-weather peace of mind with spirited dry-road handling and cornering.
Even in the luxury segment, some SUVs feel underequipped, but that’s just not the case with either the 2017 Acura MDX or the 2017 Infiniti QX60. That said, the Acura MDX does pull ahead by offering the following standout features:
You’ll find heated front seats, leather upholstery, and even tri-zone automatic climate control included as standard with both the new MDX and the new Infiniti QX60, plus plenty of cargo space and space for up to seven.
However, the Acura MDX has innovated in a way the Infiniti QX60 hasn’t. New for 2017, you can opt for second-row captain’s chairs instead of a bench seat, bringing the comfort of first-row seating to those in rear. You’ll also enjoy 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in the MDX vs. 76.5 cubic feet in the QX60.
Also worth mentioning is the fact that the 2017 MDX earned 5 Stars in the NHTSA’s Frontal Crash test,** while the 2017 QX60 only earned 4 Stars in the same test, a different likely attributable to the standard AcuraWatch system.
Contact us today to take a closer look at the 2017 Acura MDX, or feel free to visit our showroom — you’ll find us a quick drive north from Plainfield or east from Aurora, at 2275 Aurora Ave in Naperville. You can also apply for financing directly using our handy online form.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.
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