Acura RDX vs. Acura MDX Comparison | Mike Hale Acura

2019 Acura RDX

Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

2019 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Acura MDX


Whether you’re driving through the icy streets of Salt Lake City or cruising down I-15, chances are you and your family require a quality crossover or SUV whose interior specs match its performance specs. And that’s why it’s worth considering whether the 2019 Acura RDX or 2018 Acura MDX is best for you. Take a look below at the two vehicles before scheduling a test drive today at Mike Hale Acura.

Engine Specs and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Acura RDX, a muscular crossover, delivers:

  • 279-hp with 252 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V-6 Engine
  • 23 MPG combined*

On the other hand, the Acura MDX is a family-friendly SUV that seats up to seven. Its specs include:

  • 290-hp with 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V-6 Engine
  • 22 MPG combined*

So while the Acura MDX has marginally inferior gas mileage than its crossover counterpart, its engine specs are, naturally, more powerful.

2018 Acura MDX Performance

Seating Capacity and Cargo Space

The Acura RDX is ideal for small families, couples, or luxury-minded drivers who need more cargo space than a sedan, but who nonetheless need to parallel park in crowded Salt Lake City streets. This vehicle seats up to five.

Since the Acura MDX is a three row SUV that seats up to seven, the Acura MDX is ideal for families or Salt Lake City businesspersons with cargo to haul or employees to drive.

2018 Acura MDX Interior

Safety Smart Features

Only select Acura RDX vehicles offer the AcuraWatch™ suite, a tech-smart set of driver assistive technologies including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Color Multi-Information Display

However, in true family-friendly fashion, the new Acura MDX offers AcuraWatch™ standard on all trim levels (link to sitelink/landing page/blog). Other capacious SUVs, such as the Lexus GX460 or the BMW X5, don’t offer AcuraWatch™ at all.

Acura MDX

Visit Mike Hale Acura to Test Drive the RDX and MDX!

It’s no wonder why Orem drivers choose the MDX over the Toyota Highlander, or the RDX over the BMW X3. With excellent leasing and financing options available, and a vast inventory of both Acura RDX vehicles and Acura MDX vehicles in stock, our friendly staff is here to help you determine which Acura vehicle is best for you.

Once you’re ready to experience what the critics are saying about the vehicles in the Acura lineup, contact us today to set up a test drive – you’ll quickly learn why we’re a well-regarded dealership.

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*Based on 2018 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 models only) and other factors. On the 2018 Acura RDX Standard 2WD, the estimated highway MPG is 28. On the 2018 Acura MDX Standard 2WD, the estimated highway MPG is 27.

**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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Phone: (801)-263-0202

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