Acura MDX Type S & Dodge Durango SRT 392 have arrived with their 2022 versions. The three-row seaters are a great option when it comes to family vehicles.
But we always want the best option, so let’s compare them and try to throw light on their technical superiority.
The most important aspect while buying a vehicle is price. Value for money is the most looked at aspect while comparing two cars. When it comes to price among the above two, Acura wins. Acura starts at a base price of $67,895 and goes as high as
$73,745, whereas the Durango starts at $70,555 and goes as high as $85,930. Additional accessories available for the Acura are Advance Package (head-up display, surround-view camera, wood trim, 25-speaker ELS audio system, heated steering wheel, rear seats, massage front seats, hands-free liftgate), $5,350; Tiger Eye Pearl paint, $500.
Accessories for the Dodge are Premium Interior Package (suede headliner, forged carbon fiber accents, premium instrument cluster), $2,495; Technology Group (Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning), $2,395; Black Package (gray metallic badges, satin black taillight badge, Lights Out wheels, Eclipse Black exhaust tips), $1,845; Demonic Red and Black leather seats, $1,595; Brembo front brake rotors, $1,295; MOPAR dual stripes, $1,195; Trailer Tow Group (Trailer Brake Controller, Hitch, Aluminum Compact Spare Tire, 7/4 Pin Wire Harness), $1,195; 19-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, $1,085; summer rubber, $595; Cargo Plus group (cargo cover, black roof rails, integrated cross members), $595; second-row console, $595; Destroyer gray paint, $395; Red seat belts, $95.
The Acura rocks a 24-valve DOHC turbocharged intercooled V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection, whereas the Dodge slays a pushrod 16-valve V-8, iron block, and aluminum heads, fuel injection port.
The Dodge can go 60mph in 4.3 seconds and 100mph in 11.6 seconds. Acura loses here by doing the same in 5.4 and 13.8 seconds, respectively.
The fuel economy of the Acura is 19, 17, and 21 mpg, respectively, in Combined, city, and highway situations.
The same for Durango. It falls behind at 15,13, and 19 mpg.
The Chassis on the Durango styles Suspension, front/rear: wishbones/multi-link
Brakes, front/rear: 15.0-inch ventilated disc/13.8-inch ventilated disc, whereas the Acura lacks dimensions rocking Suspension, front/rear: wishbones/multi-link
Brakes, front/rear: 15.0-inch ventilated disc/13.8-inch ventilated disc.
So if you want an overall summary, know that the Durango hits your pockets hard in the gas stations but lives up to its name, whereas the Acura is more economical as a family SUV.