Markedoc,Markedoc said:I guess it's going to come down to price. Highlander dealer will wheel and deal more. Comparably equipped I guess you're talking about a loaded Highlander for about $35k and a MDX Touring for about $38k. Acura won't budge off of MSRP and Toyota will, so I guess it comes down to how far I cane get Toyota to come off of sticker. If her come $2k down from MSRP, then the difference is $5k. Granted the MDX has features the Highlander doesn't, too.
If it's a second car, why not get the MDX w/o touring and save $3K?? I am not sure if you can fit 3 kids comfortably in the second row of the HL (MDX is a bit wider). If you need it for 3 kids, the MDX makes more sense to me and cutting the touring package will bring you closer to the HL price. This was my strategy after I initially planned on getting the HL (although mine was a "first" car not a second).