Black 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX

Black 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Acura RDX
$44,400 MSRP**

Starting Price

$37,600 MSRP**
290 hp, 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo
Sequential SportShift Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission

Standard Transmission

Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission





A luxury SUV like the Acura MDX or Acura RDX can make all the difference to your commute from incredible technology and comfort to a dependable performance. But what’s the difference between Acura MDX and RDX models? While it ultimately comes down to your driving needs and your budget, there’s something for everyone behind the wheel of these vehicles. Find out which Acura SUV is best for you with this RDX vs. MDX comparison at Acura of Avon!

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Seating Space and Cargo Capacity

One of the many ways you can experience luxury with an Acura SUV is with a stylish and roomy interior cabin. Both the MDX and RDX come with impressive interiors that are designed to impress, but with the RDX you’ll have a little more room for passengers and cargo space. Here’s a breakdown of the MDX and RDX seating space and cargo capacity:

  • The Acura MDX is 196.2 inches long, and 77.7 inches wide. The RDX is just 186.7 inches long and 74.8 inches wide, so you’ll have an easier time parking.
  • The MDX and RDX offer near-equal amounts of legroom in their first and second rows. However, the MDX offers a comfortable third row of seating, as well as more shoulder room in both the front and rear rows.
  • With all seats upright, the MDX offers 15.8 cubic feet of storage, compared to 29.5 cubic feet in the RDX.
  • Fold the rear seats down, and it’s the MDX which comes out ahead. It offers a total of 90.9 cubic feet with both the third and second rows flat. The RDX cargo capacity tops out at 58.9 cubic feet.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Engine Specs and Performance

To go along with a sophisticated interior, these Acura SUVs also boast a well-rounded performance thanks to some outstanding engine options and fuel economy ratings. In addition, you’ll have several drivetrain options so you can find the model that keeps up with your busy lifestyle. Check out the specs for both models below:

  • The Acura MDX comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The RDX receives a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine, with 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • As standard, the RDX is the more efficient option. You’ll get 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, compared to 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with the MDX*.
  • Are you interested in upgrades? Both the MDX and the RDX offer Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). However, only the MDX is available with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® technology.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Safety Features

Despite some differences in interior space and performance, safety isn’t something you’ll have to compromise on as both the MDX and RDX come with the standard AcuraWatch™ safety suite. Whether you need an extra pair of eyes on the road or more support during heavy traffic, this incredible offering of safety and driver-assist features are sure to have your back by keeping you more alert and protected. Some of the safety features of the RDX and MDX include:

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

Find the New Acura MDX and Acura RDX at Acura of Avon

Now that you’ve compared the MDX vs. RDX, you can find even more comparisons at Acura of Avon such as the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX, Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX, RDX vs. Audi Q5, or MDX vs. Audi Q7. Be sure to check out our inventory to find a new MDX or new RDX that fits with your driving needs and budget. Contact us today to get the car-buying or leasing process started with a member of our sales team and schedule a test drive near Manchester!




*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

**Prices shown do not include taxes or license. Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for sedans/SUVs is $995 or $1025, NSX is $1800 or $1995, and PMC edition is $1995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

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