2017 Acura MDX vs. 2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura MDX White

Acura MDX

2017 Acura RDX Gray

Acura RDX

Acura produce some of the most enticing SUVs on the planet, and the 2017 Acura RDX and 2017 Acura MDX are two prime examples. In fact, many drivers find themselves struggling to choose between them, so we put together this quick and easy competitive comparison.

Power and Efficiency

When you’re looking for a new vehicle, few factors are as important to consider as power and efficiency ratings. Both the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Acura RDX do a fine job balancing engaging driving dynamics with fuel-friendly efficiency scores, but they do differ very slightly.

With an output equal to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, the V6 engine of the Acura MDX feels a little stronger than the 279 hp, 252 lb-ft of torque V6 of the Acura RDX, especially when you consider that it’s the only one of the two to offer Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

That said, the Acura RDX still boasts a considerable output for a crossover, and its mileage ratings of 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway* with 2WD outstrip the Acura MDX’s maximum of 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway,* so it’s a great long-distance cruiser.

Interior Features and Space

Both the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Acura RDX are superbly furnished with comfort and convenience features, including GPS-linked climate control, ELS Studio Premium Audio System, and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. The 2017 Acura MDX, as befitting a vehicle built around the needs of a larger family, also offers a 16.2-inch rear entertainment screen. This is in large part thanks to the available MDX Technology Package and RDX Tech Package.

The 2017 Acura MDX will also take a little more cargo than the Acura RDX (up to 68.4 cubic feet vs. 61.3 cubic feet), and it will accommodate up to seven passengers instead of just five. If you’re looking to cruise from Maple Ridge to Cherry Hill with the whole crew aboard, you might want to think about picking up an Acura MDX.

Test Drive the Acura RDX or Acura MDX Today

If you’re still not sure whether the 2017 Acura RDX or the 2017 Acura MDX would best suit your needs, the team here at Elite Acura would love to be of assistance. We also have a variety of pre-owned RDX and used MDX models!

To find out more about either vehicle or take a couple of test drives, just visit our showroom today — you’ll find us only a 20-minute drive east from the center of Philadelphia.