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Acura MDX vs. Acura RDX

When we compare the Acura MDX to the Acura RDX, the Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Acura RDX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Acura MDX versus the Acura RDX, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Acura MDX versus Acura RDX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura MDX ranges from $31,578 to $44,466 while a used Acura RDX from the same model year range is priced between $30,772 to $41,998. For a new model, the Acura MDX's price is between $52,913 and $74,261, with the Acura RDX priced between $44,445 and $54,281.

Acura MDX versus Acura RDX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura MDX is 8.7 out of 10 while the Acura RDX's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Acura MDX being ranked 2 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Acura RDX being ranked 5 out of 67.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura MDX’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Acura RDX base engine makes 272 horsepower. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 479 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Acura MDX, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Acura RDX, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Acura RDX has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Acura MDX.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Acura MDX and the Acura RDX have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Acura MDX has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$52,913 - $74,261

Used Asking Price:

$31,578 - $44,466

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$44,445 - $54,281

Used Asking Price:

$30,772 - $41,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

9.3 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
1 / 21
2 / 67
2 / 21
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 29
1 / 29
5 / 67
8 / 67

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SH-AWD Type S w/Advance Package, SH-AWD Type S, Base, w/Tech, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD, SH-AWD w/Tech, SH-AWD w/Advance

Trim Levels

Base, w/Tech, w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD, SH-AWD w/Tech, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD w/Advance w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD PMC Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 28 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 479 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

71.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

155.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Cargo Space:

29.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

58.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4271 lbs

Width:

78.7 inches

Height:

67.1 inches

Length:

198.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3777 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

65.7 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

108.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

255/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

235/55R19