Acura MDX vs Acura RDX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,400
Invoice
$41,680
Average Price Paid
$41,948
751 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura RDX
FWD
MSRP
$37,600
Invoice
N/A
Average Price Paid
$35,454
1,314 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$43,236
Good Price
$40,355
Great Price
$38,707
2020 Acura RDX
FWD
Fair Price
$36,172
Good Price
$34,650
Great Price
$33,780

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,394
1 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura RDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,493
22 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Acura MDX, a premium 3-row crossover, is similar to the Buick Enclave, Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX L. The MDX is among the oldest vehicles in that class, having arrived for 2014. It...

2020 Acura RDX
FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

It should no longer be breaking news that, to new-car buyers, crossovers are king. Within that market, the small luxury crossover segment has been growing at an incredible rate. Every ...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Acura RDX
FWD
50
writes:
I cross shopped the RDX against a lot of vehicles. Was leaning more toward the Honda Pilot/Passport. Ruled out...
Handling Ranked 2020 Honda Pilot Elite AWD worse.
"It is almost like comparing a Miata to a minivan. The harder you push the RDX, the better it feels. If you are pushing it hard through turns, it transfers more power to the rear wheels and most of that can go to the outside rear wheel. This helps push the car through the turn and make it feels more like a rear wheel drive vehicle. This greatly increases the fun factor of driving the car. In normal driving you may not notice this as much. What you will notice though if you buy the Advance version of the RDX is you get adjustable suspension in addition to sport modes for the transmission. Dial the drive mode to sport + and put the transmission in sport mode and it does a pretty good imitation of sports hatchback albeit a bit larger. Dial the mode to comfort and leave the transmission in normal drive and it is pretty relaxed on the highway. "
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Honda Pilot Elite AWD better.
"There is clearly more room on the Pilot. I think the material are nice on the RDX but Ill take more room over nicer materials when room is tight to begin with. I also like the separate controls for the rear seat ventilation. Not exactly fair to compare the two as the Pilot is a large class car but I did find the front seats on the RDX to be roomier and more comfortable than the Pilot."

Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2020 Acura RDX
FWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 17.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
9.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.39 in x 3.38 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 42 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 29.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,336 lbs 1,001 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 186.8 in
Width 77.7 in 74.8 in
Height 67.4 in 65.7 in
Wheelbase 111 in 108.3 in

Available Options

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2020 Acura RDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl

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