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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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,200
Invoice
$41,493
Average Price Paid
$40,702
990 listings nationwide

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

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

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$41,710
Good Price
$39,839
Great Price
$38,769
2019 Acura RDX
FWD
Fair Price
$37,656
Good Price
$36,655
Great Price
$36,083

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,990
14 listings nationwide

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2019 Acura RDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,382

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Introduced in 2001, the Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that has grown family-friendly with redesigns in 2007 and 2014. Following a 2017 facelift, the 2018 MDX sees only minor updates. Last...

2019 Acura RDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Acura RDX first debuted for 2006 as a compact, five-passenger crossover that appealed to sports car fans. Acura found greater sales success when it redesigned the model to appeal t...

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

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
10
writes:
Amazing appearance, great seating, speed and styling, pricing could be a bit better and the lack of a panorami...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 INFINITI QX60 worse.
"headlights are way sleeker, overall body style looks less like a family wagon and more like a sport vehicle"
Back Seats Ranked 2018 INFINITI QX60 worse.
"2nd row captains chairs !!"
2019 Acura RDX
FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
2019 Acura RDX
FWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 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 --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 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 1,367 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

2018 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

Option Packages

  • Roof Rails
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Wheel: 20" Berlina Black Alloy
  • Wheel: 20" Dark Chrome-Look Alloy
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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