2019 Acura MDX vs RDX

Acura has an impressive lineup of vehicles, especially when it comes to its SUVs. The Acura MDXand 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 that is in this 2019 Acura MDX vs. 2019 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 their seating capacity. The former seats 6-7, 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 have in each of these vehicles:

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 lots of cargo room, as well, 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

2019 Acura MDX InteriorThe Acura MDX and Acura RDX also have lots of features that’ll help keep you comfortable and entertained.

You’ll notice these amenities as soon as you sit down, with available perforated Milano 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™ smartphone integration. Just plug your phone into their respective USB ports, and you can send text messages, listen to audio books, and more, without touching your phone while driving.

The MDX comes with Android Auto™, too, which will also keep you connected to your smartphone.

Acura MDX vs Acura RDX Performance Specs

2019 Acura RDX backIf 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:2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy ratings are similar, too. The MDX achieves an EPA-estimates 20 city/27 highway MPG.* And 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 if the weather is bad and you don’t want to stop and get gas. Another feature that’ll help in less than ideal driving conditions is the available all-wheel drive system found in both the MDX and RDX.

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD) provides the same all-weather benefits of a traditional AWD system. However, it’ll also boost high-performance dry-road handling and up 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 2019 Acura MDX review and 2019 Acura RDX review!

Test Drive the 2019 Acura MDX or 2019 Acura RDX

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

But, 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 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 only), and other factors.

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