2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX

vs.

2020 Acura RDX
290-hp 3.5L V6

Base Engine

272-hp 2.0L VTEC Turbo
Sequential SportShift 9-speed automatic

Standard Transmission

10-speed automatic
Available

Acura Super Handling AWD®

Available
Standard

Towing AcuraWatch™

Standard

Looking to upgrade for your Union County commute with a little luxury? The 2020 Acura MDX and Acura RDX crossovers have a lot to offer — from fine-tuned driving dynamics and excellent fuel economy, to the latest infotainment and safety tech. Which one has the features you and your family desire most? The primary difference between Acura MDX and RDX is interior dimensions: the compact RDX seats 5, while the midsize MDX seats up to 7. Below, we compare the Acura MDX vs. RDX cargo space, safety features, and more.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Interior Dimensions

There’s little difference between Acura MDX and RDX when it comes to leg room — so whether you opt for the 5-seat RDX or the 7-seat MDX, your passengers will have plenty of room to stretch out on long rides around Bridgewater. In the MDX, 132.7 cu-ft of passenger volume provides space for a comfortable third row, while 104.0 cu-ft in the RDX makes for roomy two-row seating. Here’s a quick look at the dimensions:

Acura RDX Interior Dimensions

  • Front Headroom: 38.1 inches 
  • Front Legroom: 41.4 inches
  • Row 2 Headroom: 38.3 inches 
  • Row 2 Legroom: 38.5 inches 

Acura MDX Interior Dimensions

  • Front Headroom: 39.6 inches 
  • Front Legroom: 41.6 inches 
  • Row 2 Headroom: 38.3 inches 
  • Row 2 Legroom: 38.4 inches 

How about cargo volume? As you’d expect, folding down both rows of seats doesn’t open up as much room in the RDX vs. MDX. Still, the RDX offers impressive transport space for a compact SUV:

Acura MDX Cargo Room

  • 90.9 cubic feet with rows 2 and 3 folded down
  • 43.4 cubic feet with row 2 folded down
  • 15.8 cubic feet behind row 3

Acura RDX Cargo Room

  • 29.5 cubic feet behind row 2
  • 58.9 cubic feet with row 2 folded down

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Engine Specs

You may need an SUV for performance power and interior dimensions, but that doesn’t mean you want to compromise when it comes to fuel efficiency — and excellent MPG estimates for both SUVs mean you won’t have to. As you might expect, the smaller size of the RDX accounts for the difference between Acura MDX and RDX fuel economy estimates. Compare RDX vs. MDX standard engine specs below:

Acura RDX Standard Package with FWD: 

  • 2.0L Turbocharged I4 engine
  • 22 city mpg/28 highway mpg*
  • 272 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque

Acura MDX Standard Package with FWD: 

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 20 city mpg/27 highway mpg*
  • 290 horsepower
  • 267 lb-ft of torque

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Safety Features

There’s really no comparing the RDX vs. MDX on safety… because both cabins are appointed with premium materials and packed with intuitively-designed tech features. That means you won’t have to compromise when it comes to keeping your family safe every time you head out for a drive in Staten Island. Both models are equipped with the following active safety features: 

  • Blind spot information system
  • Rear cross-traffic monitor
  • Surround-view camera
  • Vehicle stability assist
  • AcuraLink®

Find an Acura MDX or RDX for Sale in Springfield Township 

Ready to move forward with an Acura MDX or RDX luxury crossover? Contact Springfield Acura for info about MDX lease specials and RDX lease specials, or apply for financing online to get started today.

*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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