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Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by utimate: 8:37am On Sep 12
I want to make a choice between Toyota Highlander (btw 2005-2008) and Acura MDX (2007 -2008) and I need those that have first-hand experience to share their view in order to enable me to make an informed decision.

I like the way Acura MDX 2007 upward looks. Both the interior and exterior make sense to me compare to Toyota Highlander of the same year. I don't want to make a decision based on design alone, I want people with first-hand experience to advise me based on:

Drive, durability, maintenance, fuel economy and share other personal experience etc.

Your advice would be highly appreciated.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by seanfer: 9:06am On Sep 12
utimate:
I want to make a choice between Toyota Highlander (btw 2005-2008) and Acura MDX (2007 -2008) and I need those that have first-hand experience to share their view in order to enable me to make an informed decision.

I like the way Acura MDX 2007 upward looks. Both the interior and exterior make sense to me compare to Toyota Highlander of the same year. I don't want to make a decision based on design alone, I want people with first-hand experience to advise me based on:

Drive, durability, maintenance, fuel economy and share other personal experience etc.

Your advice would be highly appreciated.

Drive - Acura
Durability- Acura
Maintenance- Highlander
Fuel Economy- Highlander
Cheap/Availability of parts - Highlander
Body Aging - Highlander
Resale Value- Highlander.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by utimate: 9:10am On Sep 12
seanfer:


Drive - Acura
Durability- Acura
Maintenance- Highlander
Fuel Economy- Highlander
Cheap/Availability of parts - Highlander
Body Aging - Highlander
Resale Value- Highlander.

Thanks so much for your contribution, appreciate.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by FirstSon01: 9:20am On Sep 12
Depending on where you live. If you live in a city where Acura showroom is located where you can easily repair it then go for the MDX. If not take the Highlander.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by kingreign(m): 3:35pm On Sep 12
seanfer:


Drive - Acura
Durability- Acura highlander
Maintenance- Highlander
Fuel Economy- Highlander
Cheap/Availability of parts - Highlander
Body Aging - Highlander
Resale Value- Highlander.
Fixed!

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Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by seanfer: 4:08pm On Sep 12
kingreign:

Fixed!

Thanks....
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by thebigkendo(m): 1:56pm On Sep 13
Since you asked such question.. Please go for the highlander grin grin
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by abidemidare: 2:09pm On Sep 13
I have mdx 08, very durable, but the part are expensive, the two side mirrors are 40k in oyingbo. Fuel consumption is ok also, I used 3k fuel with AC to and fro from ikota lekki to redemption camp and still remain little. I will prefer mdx than highlander anytime any day.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by kingreign(m): 3:01pm On Sep 13
abidemidare:
I have mdx 08, very durable, but the part are expensive, the two side mirrors are 40k in oyingbo. Fuel consumption is ok also, I used 3k fuel with AC to and fro from ikota lekki to redemption camp and still remain little. I will prefer mdx than highlander anytime any day.

I don't believe the fuel part. And I don't believe the durable than Highlander part.
Also, the MDX suspension is way harsher than the highlander's more comfier suspensions
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by kingreign(m): 3:03pm On Sep 13
utimate:
I want to make a choice between Toyota Highlander (btw 2005-2008) and Acura MDX (2007 -2008) and I need those that have first-hand experience to share their view in order to enable me to make an informed decision.

I like the way Acura MDX 2007 upward looks. Both the interior and exterior make sense to me compare to Toyota Highlander of the same year. I don't want to make a decision based on design alone, I want people with first-hand experience to advise me based on:

Drive, durability, maintenance, fuel economy and share other personal experience etc.

Your advice would be highly appreciated.

If you're gonna insist on the MDX, avoid sports package. It uses active variable dampers. These things cost an arm, a leg and a ball.

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Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by 9icetoo(m): 6:54pm On Sep 13
It all depends.
I drive the 08 mdx and used the highlander briefly in Lagos before porting down to the east.
Drive: acura. That ride moves. 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. Faster than most sedans
Durability: This is touchy. The acura 07-09 has a bullet proof engine as long as you change your timing belt when due and observe the b maintenance fluid schedules (transfer case, gear box, rear axle, engine oil etc). A variant of the highlander has the 2gr engine which is known to fail a bit too often from what I have read here and observed. Probably cos of wrong oils and OCI's. So for this, I'd say they are equal.
Offroad: this is naija. If you ever find yourself in the village, you will appreciate the shawd of the mdx. I give the mdx this one. This also improves the driving g dynamics of the mdx
Fuel economy: highlander hands down. Most mdx struggle to achieve 13mpg in the city and 17mpg on the highway. Thanks to our shity fuel. The highlander (4 cylinder) will give you the mpg of a sedan in an SUV.
Ageing : both age well. I am yet to see a rickety or bad looking highlander or mdx
Resale value:highlander. It's got the Toyota badge so that gives it an automatic 500k extra resale value.
Parts: both cost roughly the same. None is cheap. The Bumpers for the 2010 mdx costs twice as much as that of the 08 model. So be careful who bashes you. Let it be a Range Rover so he can pay.

If you want to out those pesky little cars in your dear mirror whenever they become annoying on the highway, get the mdx. Though you'd need to do this with the car light. If loaded, OYO is your case.

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Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by dru23(m): 7:30pm On Sep 13
thebigkendo:
Since you asked such question.. Please go for the highlander grin grin


Thebigkendo... the poor mans mechanic grin aka pmm

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Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by Smartchoiice: 7:36pm On Sep 13
dru23:



Thebigkendo... the poor mans mechanic grin aka pmm

You're looking for trouble. Anyways OP should try the ML350,
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by kingreign(m): 8:18pm On Sep 13
Smartchoiice:


You're looking for trouble. Anyways OP should try the ML350,

Op never attempt owning any ML prior to 2013 model please. They're very useless.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by Smartchoiice: 8:20pm On Sep 13
kingreign:


Op never attempt owning any ML prior to 2013 model please. They're very useless.
Quit wailing bro

Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by kingreign(m): 7:25am On Sep 14
Smartchoiice:

Quit wailing bro

Why do you always wish to interfere in Japanese cars discussions? Go to your benz threads and Leave us alone.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by Smartchoiice: 8:26am On Sep 14
kingreign:


Why do you always wish to interfere in Japanese cars discussions? Go to your benz threads and Leave us alone.
Last time I checked sir....it was a free forum. That I am a German fan doesn't mean I should not assist lovers of Japmobiles

Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by 9icetoo(m): 11:14pm On Sep 14
Smartchoiice:


You're looking for trouble. Anyways OP should try the ML350,
ML is short for miserable life.
Op, if you are down for the misery, go ahead.

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Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by chukel(m): 4:42am On Sep 15
Smartchoiice:


You're looking for trouble. Anyways OP should try the ML350,
I don't like the way you talk down on cars that are not toyota/Lexus without evidence. It's not right. You demonize any car that is not toyota/Lexus. You are very wrong.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by Smartchoiice: 5:02am On Sep 15
chukel:
I don't like the way you talk down on cars that are not toyota/Lexus without evidence. It's not right. You demonize any car that is not toyota/Lexus. You are very wrong.
Good morning sir. I dislike Toyota/Lexus.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by chukel(m): 8:02am On Sep 15
Smartchoiice:

Good morning sir. I dislike Toyota/Lexus.
good morning sir. You are also one of the problem. Don't condemn any brand without full proof convincing evidence of reasons people should avoid them

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Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by Smartchoiice: 8:03am On Sep 15
chukel:
good morning sir. You are also one of the problem. Don't condemn any brand without full proof convincing evidence of reasons people should avoid them
Mind your business. I dislike Toyota/Lexus.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by chukel(m): 8:07am On Sep 15
Smartchoiice:

Mind your business. I dislike Toyota/Lexus.
was quietly on my own, you troll quoted me. Quote me no more.

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Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by Smartchoiice: 8:08am On Sep 15
chukel:
was quietly on my own, you troll quoted me. Quote me no more.
On this list my choice is ML350
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by chukel(m): 8:08am On Sep 15
9icetoo:
It all depends.
I drive the 08 mdx and used the highlander briefly in Lagos before porting down to the east.
Drive: acura. That ride moves. 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. Faster than most sedans
Durability: This is touchy. The acura 07-09 has a bullet proof engine as long as you change your timing belt when due and observe the b maintenance fluid schedules (transfer case, gear box, rear axle, engine oil etc). A variant of the highlander has the 2gr engine which is known to fail a bit too often from what I have read here and observed. Probably cos of wrong oils and OCI's. So for this, I'd say they are equal.
Offroad: this is naija. If you ever find yourself in the village, you will appreciate the shawd of the mdx. I give the mdx this one. This also improves the driving g dynamics of the mdx
Fuel economy: highlander hands down. Most mdx struggle to achieve 13mpg in the city and 17mpg on the highway. Thanks to our shity fuel. The highlander (4 cylinder) will give you the mpg of a sedan in an SUV.
Ageing : both age well. I am yet to see a rickety or bad looking highlander or mdx
Resale value:highlander. It's got the Toyota badge so that gives it an automatic 500k extra resale value.
Parts: both cost roughly the same. None is cheap. The Bumpers for the 2010 mdx costs twice as much as that of the 08 model. So be careful who bashes you. Let it be a Range Rover so he can pay.

If you want to out those pesky little cars in your dear mirror whenever they become annoying on the highway, get the mdx. Though you'd need to do this with the car light. If loaded, OYO is your case.
please how much is the 07 mdx headlamp. Any contact you can help with?
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by 9icetoo(m): 2:08pm On Sep 15
chukel:
please how much is the 07 mdx headlamp. Any contact you can help with?
Luvvinhubby should know
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by pacino26(m): 9:57am On Sep 16
kingreign:


Op never attempt owning any ML prior to 2013 model please. They're very useless.

uncle you've an 06 ML listed for sale o cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by kingreign(m): 11:11am On Sep 16
pacino26:


uncle you've an 06 ML listed for sale o cheesy cheesy cheesy

Baba, leave market things. Truth is you only buy a German luxury cos of brand loyalty.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by pacino26(m): 4:59pm On Sep 16
kingreign:


Baba, leave market things. Truth is you only buy a German luxury cos of brand loyalty.

I'd disagree with that but that's your personal opinion.
To me is more of the specific needs at a time. I no like ML sha, kinda prefer the GL. On the thread, MDX is my choice anyway.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by kingreign(m): 6:14pm On Sep 16
pacino26:


I'd disagree with that but that's your personal opinion.
To me is more of the specific needs at a time. I no like ML sha, kinda prefer the GL. On the thread, MDX is my choice anyway.
Na when I don born 3 children I go consider GL. I prefer ML, but I don't actually like it for (now at least). I'd take a Lexus GX/RX over an ML.
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by utimate: 6:22pm On Sep 16
abidemidare:
I have mdx 08, very durable, but the part are expensive, the two side mirrors are 40k in oyingbo. Fuel consumption is ok also, I used 3k fuel with AC to and fro from ikota lekki to redemption camp and still remain little. I will prefer mdx than highlander anytime any day.

Thanks for this reply. I just like the car. How often do you drive it?
Re: Between Toyota Highlander And Acura MDX Which One Should I Go For by Smartchoiice: 6:46pm On Sep 16
kingreign:


Baba, leave market things. Truth is you only buy a German luxury cos of brand loyalty.
Shhhhh I speak only German.

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