Acura RDX vs Acura ZDX 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.

2020 Acura RDX
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1,252 listings nationwide


2013 Acura ZDX
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura RDX
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4 listings nationwide


2013 Acura ZDX
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3 listings nationwide


Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura RDX
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 ...

2013 Acura ZDX
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Three is apparently not a charm for Acura's ZDX. Just over 600 sold wasn't quite Acura's target for 2012, so for this fourth and final production run, Acura pulled out all the stops fo...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Acura RDX
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."
2013 Acura ZDX
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2020 Acura RDX
2013 Acura ZDX
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.1 gal 21 gal
Fuel Type
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
300 hp @ 6,300 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
270 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
2,000 cc
3,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.38 in
3.54 in x 3.78 in
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 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 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
Leather Seats -- 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
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 38 in 35.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 29.5 cu ft 27.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,001 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Length 186.8 in 192.4 in
Width 74.8 in 85.6 in
Height 65.7 in 62.8 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 108.3 in

Available Options

2020 Acura RDX

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
2013 Acura ZDX

Exterior Colors

  • Aspen White Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Graphite Luster Metallic
  • Palladium Metallic

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