What's the Best Option For You: The Acura MDX vs. Acura RDX?

If you're currently looking into buying a new luxury SUV, chances are you've thought about both the Acura RDX and Acura MDX, and while both have many similarities, it's the differences between the two that is going to determine which vehicle is the right option for you. The RDX falls into the category of compact luxury crossover SUV while the MDX is a midsize crossover SUV, which is immediately indicative that the MDX is going to be larger, but that then begs the question is the RDX large enough to fit your needs? Here at Acura of Bedford Hills, it is our mission to provide you with the most informative and convenient vehicle shopping experience possible, which includes helping you decide between models here at the dealership. In order to help make your decision more clear cut, we're going to compare the new Acura MDX to the Acura RDX so you can easily and conveniently see side by side which vehicle is going to be the better fit for you!

Acura MDX

Acura RDX

  • Performance: Both the RDX and MDX come equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, however the RDX produces 279-horsepower with a six-speed automatic transmission while the MDX produces 290-horsepower with a nine-speed automatic transmission, giving the MDX the advantage in power and performance.

  • Fuel Economy: Both the RDX and MDX achieve an almost identical estimated fuel economy, with the only difference being the RDX gets an estimated 28 mpg on the highway while the MDX gets 27 mpg on the highway.

  • Spaciousness: Whether you have a family or you just need to utilize the most space possible, the MDX provides you with more of it than the RDX. The MDX offers seating for up to seven within 132.7-cubic feet of passenger volume while the RDX provides you with seating for five within 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume.

  • Cargo Space: The RDX offers more cargo space than most compact crossover SUVs, but simply by its larger build the MDX offers slightly more maximum cargo capacity than the RDX does, with 68.4 cubic feet compared to 60 cubic feet in the RDX.

  • Price: The new 2017 RDX starts at $35,579 while the 2017 MDX starts at $43,950

  • Safety: Both the RDX and MDX earned five-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA, but the difference in the two comes with the standard and available safety features. The RDX offers a number of available safety features that are then offered standard on the MDX.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.

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When it comes down to it, if you're in need of the most space, whether it be for your family, for your cargo needs, or for both, the MDX is going to be the best option for you. The RDX is also a great option for smaller families, but lacks the seven seat accommodation of the MDX. The best way to figure out which model is right for you, however, is to come join us here at Acura of Bedford Hills today to check out our entire selection of new Acura models and experience everything they have to offer in person.

* Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $965.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

** Based on current year 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.