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2020 Acura RDX vs. Mazda CX-5

2020 Acura RDX vs. Mazda CX-5

Acura RDX


Mazda CX-5

Starting MSRP Price

272 hp


187 hp
10-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual


6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual





Programmable Garage Door Opener


If you’re ready to upgrade your daily West Hartford commute, you might want to start by comparing the 2020 Acura RDX vs. Mazda CX-5 with us at Acura of Avon in Canton! Compare the engine, fuel economy, and features of each luxury SUV. While the Mazda CX-5 is a strong competitor, the RDX beats it out in quite a few categories. Compare the Acura vs. Mazda models below, then check out our new Acura vehicle specials today: 

Acura vs. Mazda: MPG 

We know fuel economy is a top priority for busy Manchester families, you’ll want an SUV that not only gets you to the places you need to be, but does it without breaking the bank for gas every week. Compare the RDX vs. Mazda CX-5 fuel economy rates below: 

2020 Acura RDX: 

  • City: 22 mpg**
  • Highway: 28 mpg**
  • Combined: 24**

2020 Mazda CX-5: 

  • City: 25 mpg 
  • Highway: 31 mpg 
  • Combined 28 mpg 

Even though there is a difference in the estimated fuel economy, keep in mind that the fuel tank capacity is 17.11 gallons vs. the 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity found in the Mazda CX-5. 

Acura vs. Mazda: Engine 

While both SUVs offer a strong engine, the RDX delivers more power with a greater transmission. The Acura RDX offers a 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine that generates 272 hp along with 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also an impressive Turbo Aluminum-Alloy engine that takes premium oil. If you prefer all-wheel drive, no worries, there is an Inline-4 SH-AWD vehicle option in the standard trim as well!

The Mazda CX-5 comes equipped with a 2.5L SKYACTIV-G engine that generates 187 hp along with 186 lb-ft of torque. As you compare the RDX vs. Mazda CX-5, you’ll notice that the CX-5 does offer a slightly greater towing capacity of 2,000lbs, while the RDX maxes at 1,500 lbs. 

Acura vs. Mazda: Exterior and Interior Features 

To fully compare the RDX vs. Mazda CX-5, you’ll want to take a closer look at the exterior and interior features of each SUV. Here is a list of standard features of the baseline Acura RDX: 

  • Panoramic Moonroof 
  • Jewel Eye® LED headlights 
  • Heated Side mirrors 
  • Acoustic glass windshield
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual Zone automatic climate control 
  • Electronic gear selector 
  • 10.2 full HD Center display
  • And more! 

Purchase a New Acura RDX at Acura of Avon 

Now that you’ve compared the RDX vs. Mazda CX-5, contact us at Acura of Avon to get your finance started today! Our team is standing by to help you get behind the wheel of your dream ride for a price you will love. The Acura RDX offers a truly luxurious option for drivers to enjoy. Visit us in Canton to secure the keys to your upgrade!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**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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