Three-Row SUV Comparison: 2020 Acura MDX Vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander


The Acura MDX is a top-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the 2020 edition is now available at DCH Montclair Acura. This plush and premium family SUV goes up against other luxury vehicles, as well as other mid-size SUVs and crossovers. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is one such challenger that is a compelling offering, but can it match the MDX?

Both the 2020 Acura MDX and 2020 Toyota Highlander are classified as mid-size vehicles, with each sporting three rows of seating. Where the Highlander crams as many seats as possible within its cabin, the Acura MDX luxury SUV offers 6- or 7-passenger seating configurations to provide a comfortable journey for all.

Only one of these models is a true luxury vehicle, so wouldn’t you expect Acura’s MDX to deliver a more premium interior? This spacious SUV does just that, thanks to its upscale leather upholstery and quality, soft-touch materials throughout its cabin. The 2020 Highlander is a big step forward for this Toyota crossover SUV, but it’s not quite to the level of an Acura luxury automobile like the 2020 MDX when it comes to a plush and elevated ride.

DCH Montclair Acura of Verona, NJ, welcomes drivers and families to discover the 2020 MDX online now and learn how it compares to Toyota’s new Highlander. See our in-depth comparison below and don’t hesitate to reach out to our Acura specialists with questions or to schedule a test drive. We’re here for Bloomfield, NJ, area motorists with our full lineup of new Acura automobiles for sale.

2020 Acura MDXVS2020 Toyota Highlander
Acura MDX
MSRPToyota Highlander
Fuel Economy21/29
3.5-liter V6
290 hp
Performance3.5-liter V6
295 hp
3,500 to 5,000 PoundsTowing Capacity5,000 Pounds
AvailableHybrid PowertrainAvailable
6 or 7 PassengersSeating Capacity7 or 8 Passengers
132.7 Cubic FeetPassenger Space141.3 Cubic Feet
90.9 Cubic FeetMaximum Cago Capacity84.3 Cubic Feet
Available Features On The MDX
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Leather Interior
  • Acura Navigation System
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • 2nd-Row Command Center
  • Heated 2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Surround-View Camera
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • 10-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Auto System
FeaturesAvailable Features On The Highlander
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • LED headlights
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Five total USB ports
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat

Discover The New MDX With Attractive Finance & Lease Offers

Acura’s MDX luxury SUV remains a popular option for families seeking the good life in a luxurious new vehicle that’s also competitively priced. This is the SUV that offers such amenities as Heated 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs, an ultra-wide 16.2-inch display screen and the advanced suite of driver-assistive technologies called AcuraWatch™. Plan a tour of the new MDX lineup to discover what other premium features are in store for you and your family!

The 2020 Toyota Highlander boasts a roomy interior and capable engine but falls a bit short of the Acura MDX when it comes to refinement and upscale amenities. One thing these three-row vehicles have in common, though, is that each offers a hybrid powertrain that only takes their city and highway fuel economy even higher.

The sales and finance staff here at DCH Montclair Acura are ready to assist Newark, NJ, area motorists with securing a competitive finance offer or lease special for their 2020 MDX or other new Acura automobile of choice. We’ve made our financing application available online, as well as our trade-in appraisal service.

Once you’ve shopped and explored the array of editions of the 2020 Acura MDX on our website, be sure to plan your visit to our full-service new and used auto dealership. Here, you can enjoy a customized shopping experience with one of our Acura specialists. Our team can also tell you more about the generous factory warranty that comes with every new Acura luxury automobile.