2020 Acura MDX vs RDX

Acura has an impressive lineup of vehicles, especially when it comes to its SUVs. The Acura MDX and Acura RDX are two examples of cars that have a lot of space, comfort, and reliability to offer drivers. However, one may be a better fit than the other for your commutes around Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill.

We’ll help you decide which one suits you best in this 2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX comparison. Discover what each SUV has to offer, and contact Elite Acura if you have any questions.

Plenty of Passenger & Cargo Room

The biggest difference between the midsize MDX and the compact RDX is the seating capacity. The former accommodates six to seven, while the latter seats five.

However, each SUV offers a great amount of space for their passengers. Check out the chart below to see how much legroom you’ll have in each of these vehicles:

Model

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Acura MDX

41.4 in.

36.6 in.

28.1 in.

Acura RDX

42 in.

38 in.

N/A

There’s also lots of cargo room in each automobile. The MDX gives you up to 90.9 cubic feet when the second and third rows are folded down. And in the RDX, you’ll get up to 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space when the back row is down.

Plus, each SUV has a hidden storage bin underneath the cargo floor. So, if you need to stow valuables away from prying eyes, this is a great feature to utilize.

MDX vs RDX Interior Features

2020 Acura RDX Interior Center Console True TouchpadThe Acura MDX and Acura RDX also offer lots of features to help keep you comfortable and entertained.

You’ll notice these amenities as soon as you sit down, with available premium leather upholstery. You can sink into the leather seats and turn on the heated feature. In fact, the rear seats and steering wheel can also be heated in either SUV. They can be ventilated, as well, which is great to use on a hot summer day.

When it comes to technology, these vehicles don’t disappoint. That’s because they each come standard with Apple CarPlay™ Integration. Just plug your smartphone into the USB port to send text messages, listen to audio books, and more.

The MDX comes with Android Auto™, too, which likewise keeps you connected to your smartphone.

Acura MDX vs Acura RDX Performance Specs

If you’re looking for an SUV that offers a comfortable ride, powerful engine, and good fuel economy, then you can’t go wrong with either the MDX or RDX. The engines in either offer plenty of power:

  • Acura MDX: 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
  • Acura RDX: 2L 4-cylinder engine that produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Acura RDXFuel economy ratings are similar, too. The MDX achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG. In the RDX, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.*

These fuel economy ratings mean that you can spend hours on the road before needing to refuel. This is especially useful when the weather is bad and you’d prefer not to brave the elements to get gas.

Another feature that’ll help in less-than-ideal driving conditions is the Available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD). It doesn’t just help with those snowy and icy winters, it’ll also boost high-performance dry-road handling and increase the efficiency, giving you a better driving experience on any road surface.

Still can’t decide between these two SUVs? Get a more in-depth look at each model with our 2020 Acura MDX review and 2020 Acura RDX review!

Test Drive the 2020 Acura MDX or 2020 Acura RDX

As you can see, both Acura models have a lot to offer drivers in Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill.

If you still need help deciding, then schedule a test drive at Elite Acura. We’ll get you behind the wheel of each SUV, and you’ll be driving home in a brand-new ride in no time.

 

* Based on 2020 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 only) and other factors.

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