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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $48,000 to $72,050
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Picture of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited 4xe

MSRP*: $51,525 to $55,225
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Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $47,951 to $51,436
MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 21 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 67.4 ft3
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 375-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 - 355 hp 375 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.8 in
Rear 38.2 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 40.7 - 42.8 in
Rear 40.2 - 42.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura MDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura MDX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Acura MDX is clearly the choice over the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Acura MDX has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.

Powertrain
The Acura MDX has much lower torque than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe.