2018 Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V

2018 Acura RDX  Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill are full of drivers looking for a reliable SUV with lots of features. Two of the most popular options are the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Honda CR-V. To decide which is right for you, you’ll first need to learn a bit more about them.

That’s why we’ve compiled this handy 2018 Acura RDX vs. Honda CR-V comparison. Check out all the most important differences and discover which of these incredible crossovers is right for you.

Interior Design & Amenities

2018 Acura RDX Interior DashThe 2018 Acura RDX is a luxury SUV, so it has a sophisticated interior design. It’s constructed around the driver, and uses premium materials and finishes that’ll reflect their personal style. Plus, the two-tone dashboard has a soft-touch upper part and an eye-catching aluminum brushed trim.

You’ll also find standard leatherette-trimmed sports seats, which can be upgraded to perforated leather-trimmed seating inside. Heated front seats are also standard, and heated/ventilated front seats are available, so you can always cruise at your ideal temperature.

The 2018 Honda CR-V also has a high-quality cabin, but, it doesn’t have quite the refined look that you’ll find in the RDX. Plus, it comes standard with cloth seats. It has heated front seats, too, but you have to upgrade to a higher trim level to get them.

Dual-zone automatic climate control is also available in the CR-V to let the driver and front-seat passenger each choose their preferred temperature setting, but that’s another feature that comes standard in the RDX.

High-Tech Features

The Acura RDX and Honda CR-V have plenty of advanced technology to help you stay connected and entertained. For instance, the RDX comes standard with a 5-inch color display screen, 7-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth® technology to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls.

The CR-V also comes standard with a 5-inch color screen and Bluetooth® capability, but its base sound system is just four speakers.

The RDX comes standard with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, too. This gives you over 100 channels of comedy, news, sports, and commercial-free music to enjoy. If you want this in the CR-V, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level.

Furthermore, the RDX has an available 10-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio System, for crystal-clear sound quality. Meanwhile, the most number of speakers you’ll get in the CR-V is nine.

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The 2018 RDX comes with one engine option: a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 CR-V has two engine options, but its most powerful 1.5L 4-cylinder with turbocharger only puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.

They both come standard in front-wheel drive, and have available all-wheel drive (AWD) systems. In each SUV, the AWD system will help maximize traction on both dry and slippery conditions. It’ll do this while minimizing friction and power loss to help optimize fuel efficiency.

In addition, they both offer a composed and comfortable ride quality. If you’re into a sportier ride, however, then the RDX may be more your style. It has precise steering and strong brakes offering handling the CR-V can’t quite match. The CR-V is a good everyday vehicle, but it less engaging to drive.

2018 RDX vs 2018 CR-V: Verdict

While the 2018 Honda CR-V is a great vehicle, the 2018 Acura RDX is more refined, feature-rich, and powerful. You’ll need first-hand experience to determine if it’s right for you, so be sure to schedule a test drive at Elite Acura. We’ll let you take the vehicle for a spin, to gauge its performance around Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill.

Don’t wait. Contact us for a test drive today!