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Acura RDX vs. Honda CR-V

In comparing the Acura RDX to the Honda CR-V, the Acura RDX has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Honda CR-V 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 and interior volume. The Acura RDX and Honda CR-V have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Acura RDX versus the Honda CR-V, the Honda CR-V is a better car than the Acura RDX.

Acura RDX versus Honda CR-V Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura RDX ranges from $34,685 to $45,499 while a used Honda CR-V from the same model year range is priced between $26,333 to $36,700. For a new model, the Acura RDX's price is between $39,944 and $50,842, with the Honda CR-V priced between $28,170 and $36,765.

Acura RDX versus Honda CR-V Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura RDX and Honda CR-V is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Acura RDX being ranked 1 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs and the Honda CR-V being ranked 5 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura RDX’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the Honda CR-V base engine makes 190 horsepower. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 479 miles. The CR-V is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 476 miles. The RDX uses premium unleaded, and the CR-V uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the Honda CR-V has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Acura RDX has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Acura RDX has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Honda CR-V.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,944 - $50,842

Used Asking Price:

$34,685 - $45,499

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,170 - $36,765

Used Asking Price:

$26,333 - $36,700

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 24
3 / 61
4 / 24
5 / 61
5 / 24
10 / 61
32 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover with mass appeal. It has been one of the best-selling SUVs since its introduction as a 1997 model. The current CR-V benefitted from a redesign for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,288 and 3-year-old models averaging $25,089.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Hybrid version available
  • Assertive exterior design
  • Highly functional and comfortable interior

  • Priced higher than some competitors
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is not to every driver’s taste
  • Blind-spot monitoring unavailable in base models

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

EX-L, EX

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:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

190 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

179 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

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

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

28 / 34 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 476 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

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

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:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

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:

N/A

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:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

39.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

142.8 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3497 lbs

Width:

73.5 inches

Height:

66.2 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

235/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18