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I looked back at all the comparisons on this forum and was surprised to see that no one else has compared the MDX to the Hummer :p After all, Edmunds puts both of them in the 4WD "Luxury SUV" category and both are driven by celebrities (e.g. Ricky Martin's MDX and Ah-nold's Hummer :p ). Therefore, for the benefit of those of you out there trying to decide between the MDX and the Hummer, I offer my unbiased opinion: MDX is way better!

Sure the Hummer has twice the ground clearance (16.0 in. v. 8.0), but the MDX is more than twice as fast 0-60 (8.1 sec. v. 17.0). And while it's true that the Hummer has more than double the towing capacity (7,646 v. 3,500), the MDX carries almost twice as many people (7 v. 4). Need more convincing? Just look at the all important turning circle stat: MDX does it in only 37.8 ft compared to the Hummer's 53 ft. And the most common criticism of the MDX, lack of stability control, applies equally to the Hummer. Gee, you'd think with an MSRP of $109,834, AM General would have included such an important safety feature :p

MDX is significantly longer (188.5 v. 184.5), although the Hummer barely edges out the MDX in width (101 v. 76.3) and weight (7,154 v. 4,387). MDX holds a whopping 82 cu.ft. of cargo v. the Hummber's puny 58. The Hummer wins the battle of the front and rear seat headroom (41.6 v. 38.7 and 40 v. 39), but the MDX wins the war of the front and rear seat legroom (41.5 v. 38.1 and 37.8 v. 29.9).

One area where the Hummer shines in comparison to the MDX is fuel economy :p The big 6.5 liter 430 lb/ft torque monster will get you 546 miles of city driving, and a whopping 714 miles down the highway between fill ups compared to only 326 and 442 miles for the inefficient MDX. Come on Acura, you can do better! :D

Acura engineers deserve kudos for coming up with a brake system design that allows the MDX to come to a halt from 60mph in only 135 ft, fully 36 ft better than the Hummer-amazing. They also managed to squeeze out more than twice the horsepower per liter from a normally aspirated engine v. the turbo charged Hummer engine (240 @ 5300 for the MDX's 3.5 L V6 v. 195 @ 3400 for the Hummer's 6.5 L 8cyl turbo diesel). Just imagine what Acura's engineers could do if they slapped a turbo charger on the MDX :)

With an MSRP of only $37,780 for an '02 Touring, the MDX is the clear winner and bettter value. Next week I'll review the MDX v. Kia Sportage :p
 

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Hummm...Why do the Armed Forces not select the MDX? Maybe the X lacks the medium-duty bullet and mine protection system :D :D :D

BTW, how big is the gas tank of the Hummer? Does it require premium fuel? :D
 

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Hummm...Why do the Armed Forces not select the MDX? Maybe the X lacks the medium-duty bullet and mine protection system :D :D :D

BTW, how big is the gas tank of the Hummer? Does it require premium fuel? :D
This is true, but Acura says that 95% of its customers will never experience medium-duty bullet attacks, figuring that protection from BB/pellet gun wielding suburban punks will suffice in most situations :p This allows for less weight, better fuel economy and sportier performance. This may also explain why they don't export the MDX to South Africa or the Middle East :D

To answer your question, I think the Hummer holds 42 gallons of premium diesel :)
 

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The Hummer wins in one very important safety category....it's active protection system. Forget the Passive system airbags of the MDX, very inadequate for those nights on the town.

Picture this, your riding down the road, someone shoots you with the BB Gun, and your Hummer passenger wields the large caliber active protection system (machine gun to laymen) on the guilty parties. I think how many time I could have used that active system.......does Hummer take trades :p

Sorry about the BB gun thing........hopefully they will get caught before they hurt someone
 

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Hey Gator,

You sure Ricky Martin has a MDX? Just curious where you found that. :)
 

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You forgot to mention the most important reasons for buying a MDX over a Hummer - Tim doesn't sell Hummer accessories and a forum called Hummer.org sounds like a porno site!:eek:
 

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mdxpower said:
Hey Gator,

You sure Ricky Martin has a MDX? Just curious where you found that. :)
Okay, you got me there :p I think he just used one in a video, someone posted a pic from it somewhere on this forum a few months ago.

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Gator, You forgot to mention the most important reasons for buying a MDX over a Hummer - Tim doesn't sell Hummer accessories and a forum call Hummer.org sounds like a porno site!
Excellent point remery. However, I hate to disagree, but I think the MOST important reason for choosing the MDX instead of the Hummer would have to be styling. I mean, who would want to drive this:
 

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Yeah, Yeah, sure the MDX is competitive but, lets compare their off road capabilities.:D
 

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MDX wins in the all important cup holders category 10 to 2!!:p

it also wins in the wins in the stereo dept. the MDX owner can always brag that their mdx has a BOSE sterero:rolleyes:
 

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You forgot one factor that definitively tips the scales in the Hummers favor. The Hummer can drive OVER an MDX with ease!


GatorGreg said:
With an MSRP of only $37,780 for an '02 Touring, the MDX is the clear winner and bettter value. Next week I'll review the MDX v. Kia Sportage :p
 

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You forgot one factor that definitively tips the scales in the Hummers favor. The Hummer can drive OVER an MDX with ease!
Not only could the Hummer drive OVER an MDX, it could probably drive THROUGH an MDX :p However, it will have to catch you first :D
 

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GatorGregg

I did a search and found the thread were it says the MDX appears in the 'Loaded' video of Ricky Martin. My wife loves the MDX even more now since she is a big fan of Ricky Martin (like 99.9% of women in this world :p) Thanks for the info...
 
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