Mazda 3 vs. Acura MDX

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Mazda 3

$433
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Acura MDX

$571
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Excellent
The Mazda 3 Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $433 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the 3.
4
Excellent
The Acura MDX Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 14 for luxury midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $571 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the MDX.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$433
inexpensive
expensive
$571
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.33
not often
very often
0.45
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (4)
4 (12)
3 (6)
2 (4)
1
(0)
The Mazda 3 ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in value.
“I've had the car for nearly 3 years and haven't had any issues with it. I've just done normal maintenance and it's been very reliable. It's fun to drive and I get 35mpg on the highway.”
“I've had the car for nearly 3 years and haven't had any issues with it. I've just done normal...”
5 (1)
4 (22)
3 (4)
2 (4)
1
(0)
The Acura MDX ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in value.
“1 biggie: 77K the transmission locked up. Lucky me..I had purchased 100K warranty. It was replaced and is running great again. Like promised, EGR valve failed-but for some reason, every car I...”
“1 biggie: 77K the transmission locked up. Lucky me..I had purchased 100K warranty. It was...”