Acura RDX vs. MDX: Which One is Right for You?

What’s the difference between Acura MDX and RDX? Is the RDX or MDX bigger? We’re used to hearing such questions about these two luxury SUV models, so we put together an Acura RDX vs. MDX comparison to provide quick and easy access to all you need to know.

Read on to compare these Acura SUVs on:

  • Price
  • Power and Efficiency
  • Size and Space
  • Standard and Available Features

 

Acura RDX vs. MDX: Price

Price and package options for the Acura RDX include:

  • 2020 Acura RDX Standard FWD Price: $37,600 MSRP*
  • 2020 Acura RDX Standard SH-AWD Price: $39,600 MSRP*
  • 2020 Acura RDX Technology FWD Price: $40,800 MSRP*
  • 2020 Acura RDX Technology SH-AWD Price: $42,800 MSRP*
  • 2020 Acura RDX A-SPEC FWD Price: $43,800 MSRP*
  • 2020 Acura RDX A-SPEC SH-AWD Price: $45,800 MSRP*
  • 2020 Acura RDX Advance FWD Price: $45,700 MSRP*
  • 2020 Acura RDX Advance SH-AWD Price: $47,700 MSRP*

Price and package options for the Acura MDX include:

  • 2019 Acura MDX Standard FWD Price: $44,300 MSRP*
  • 2019 Acura MDX Standard SH-AWD Price: $46,300 MSRP*
  • 2019 Acura MDX Technology FWD Price: $49,300 MSRP*
  • 2019 Acura MDX Technology SH-AWD Price: $51,300 MSRP*
  • 2019 Acura MDX A-SPEC SH-AWD Price: $54,800 MSRP*
  • 2019 Acura MDX Advance FWD Price: $56,050 MSRP*
  • 2019 Acura MDX Advance SH-AWD Price: $58,050 MSRP*
  • 2019 Acura MDX Entertainment Package FWD Price: $51,300 w/ Technology Package or $58,050 w/ Advance Package*
  • 2019 Acura MDX Entertainment Package SH-AWD Price: $53,300 w/ Technology Package or $60,050 w/ Advance Package*

 

RDX vs. MDX: Power and Efficiency

Both the Acura RDX and Acura MDX fit a single high-end engine across all trims instead of making you pay more for the blend of power and efficiency you deserve, but specs differ a little between them:

  • Acura RDX: A 2.0L four-cylinder delivers up to 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • Acura MDX: A 3.5L V6 delivers up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.

With that kind of power, you’ll tow up to 1,500 lbs. in the Acura RDX or 5,000 lbs. in the Acura MDX. Both models offer strong efficiency scores, but the Acura RDX comes out slightly ahead:

  • Acura RDX MPG: Up to an EPA rated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway in FWD or 21 and 27 with SH-AWD**.
  • Acura MDX MPG: Up to an EPA rated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway in FWD or 19 and 26 with SH-AWD**.

RDX vs. MDX: Size and Space

2020 Acura RDX 2019 Acura MDX
N/A Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row 15.8 Cubic Feet
31.1 Cubic Feet Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row 43.4 Cubic Feet
79.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row 90.9 Cubic Feet
104 Cubic Feet           Passenger Space 132.7 Cubic Feet
186.7 Inches           Length 196.2 Inches
74.8 Inches           Width 77.7 Inches

The Acura MDX offers fantastic cargo space, which led The Car Connection to dub it “one of the most advanced and most comfortable crossovers on the market today”. That said, the Acura RDX offers a smaller footprint that might be more to the taste of city-based drivers.

 

RDX vs. MDX: Standard and Available Features

You’ll find a wide selection of high-end features as standard with both the Acura RDX and Acura MDX, including a power liftgate, heated front seats, and the following AcuraWatch driver assistance technologies:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control Setting
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system

Features only standard with the Acura RDX include an auto-dimming interior mirror. Features only available with the Acura RDX include 16-way power front seats with power lumbar support, power thigh extension, and power side bolsters

Features only fitted as standard with the Acura MDX include Android Auto™ Integration. Features only available with the Acura MDX include an Acura Rear Entertainment System with 9-inch or 16.2-inch full VGA screen.

Take a Test Drive in Either Acura SUV by Visiting Your Local Seattle Area Dealer

The team at your local Puget Sound Acura dealer can talk through everything from financing options to current special offers, so don’t hesitate to contact us today for any further advice or assistance.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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