Prospective car buyers take on a huge responsibility when they start to narrow down their choices in determining which vehicle will best fit their needs. Often times, you’ll find a lot of obvious, average comparisons between the most popular and similar vehicles on the market. These can be helpful, but our team here at Serra Toyota is looking to take our comparisons to the next level by showing drivers how Toyota vehicles stand up to some unlike competition. To start, we’re going to take a closer look into the Sequoia SUV.
For this comparison, we’re going to give a head-to-head comparison of the 2016 Toyota Sequoia SR5 and the 2016 Acura MDX Base. These are both the basic, most affordable models, so keep in mind there are other higher models available offering further technology features and performance capabilities. To begin, drivers may notice the price difference. The Sequoia does have a higher starting price point than the Acura MDX, but it also offers a larger, more powerful engine with more impressive performance capabilities.
|2016 Toyota Sequoia SR5||VS||2016 Acura MDX Base|
|5.7-liter V-8||Engine||3.5-liter V-6|
|13 city/17 hwy||MPG||19 city/27 hwy|
|7,400 lbs.||Towing capacity||3,500 lbs.|
Going further into performance capabilities, the Sequoia is set with standard rear-wheel drive, and the MDX is set with standard front-wheel drive. For the transmissions, the Acura MDX has a standard 9-speed automatic transmission whereas the Toyota Sequoia has a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sequoia does have a standard Limited Slip Differential that is not available on the MDX.
Turning our direction to the interior measurements, the 2016 Toyota Sequoia offers 18.9 cubic feet of storage space, and the 2016 Acura MDX offers 15 cubic feet. There is seating for eight passengers in the Sequoia and seven in the MDX. The Sequoia also offers slightly more space for both front and rear seat passengers when it comes to legroom.
These two SUVs offer a lot of the same standard features including cruise control, dual climate control, heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry and a power sunroof. The Sequoia offers optional parking distance sensors, a navigational system and a cargo area cover, which are not available on the 2016 Acura MDX.
Those looking to learn more about the 2016 Toyota Sequoia can do so by contacting our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers who’d like to get behind the wheel of this powerful SUV can do so by scheduling a test drive online.