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.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,300
Invoice
$41,587
Average Price Paid
$41,206
589 listings nationwide

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2019 Acura RDX
FWD
MSRP
$37,300
Invoice
$35,416
Average Price Paid
$36,035
644 listings nationwide

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

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$42,204
Good Price
$40,403
Great Price
$39,374
2019 Acura RDX
FWD
Fair Price
$36,771
Good Price
$35,224
Great Price
$34,340

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,370
3 listings nationwide

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2019 Acura RDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,235
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Slowly but surely, Acura is picking itself up and dusting itself off after a decade of wayward product development and marketing decisions took Honda’s luxury division off-track. Throu...

2019 Acura RDX
FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Small luxury crossovers are among the hottest selling new cars today. Within that group, the Acura RDX has dominated as one of the most popular entrants, but like any successful, compe...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
writes:
Exciting to drive and feel—“like a sports car”. Distinctive and very advanced from prior Acura’s—really steppe...
Value Ranked 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i RWD worse.
"To me they are very competetive in handling, luxury, and power. The RDX is a little more adrenaline inducing and the x3 a little more refined."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i RWD better.
"We did just buy a RWD 2019 x3, loaded with features, although we really liked the RDX a lot. The difference was a little more refined feel and the dealer was fantastic, extremely customer friendly. offered great extras—free servicing for 3,000 miles, and unlimited car washes, and was willing to take some $4,000 off MSRP. and was in our local area. Acura not willing to negotiate, apparently because the 2019 is a brand new and upgraded model from the 2018–although very friendly."
2019 Acura RDX
FWD
60
writes:
Just bought one! The feel of the MDX, but so much more! And so sassy! Great driving experience!!
150
writes:
Very nice upgrade over the previous generation, but a little tight on the inside and missing some features tha...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription AWD better.
"Typical Volvo quality and support. Very good leather quality,"
Value Ranked 2018 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription AWD better.
"Easy to use touch screen (its like a super clear ipad), folding mirrors, advanced accident avoidance, great styling and overall quality of build. Plus the dealers discount the XC60..."
20
writes:
Great power

Specs

2019 Acura MDX
FWD
2019 Acura RDX
FWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Dual Clutch 10-Speed Dual Clutch
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
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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 --
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

2019 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • White Diamond Pearl
2019 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
  • White Diamond Pearl

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