Offering exceptional performance capabilities, impressive versatility, bold styling, and cutting-edge tech features — it’s easy to see how Acura luxury SUVs have rapidly grown in popularity. Regardless of your driving habits or lifestyle, you’ll discover two excellent SUV choices in the Acura model lineup — the compact RDX and the midsize MDX. To help give you a better idea of which SUV is right for you, Acura of Lafayette has created this quick guide that explains the key features and advantages of both models.

RDX vs MDX Comparison

RDX vs MDX Comparison

Acura RDX

Acura RDX MDX Comparison

Embodying the modern compact luxury SUV, the dynamic Acura RDX includes a luxurious yet spacious interior, proven performance, and an array of life-saving safety innovations to keep you ahead of danger. Using key principles from the Acura Precision Concept, the RDX stands out with its commanding profile, low stance, and confident proportions. Powered by a direct-injected VTEC® Turbo 2.0-liter engine, you’ll have access to a balanced 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque to invigorate your commute. A premium interior helps melt away tension and stress thanks to some of the largest and widest dimensions in its class. Standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration lets you stream your favorite songs through the optional 16-speaker ELS Studio® 3D system. The Acura RDX provides you with a more comfortable, connected, and personalized driving experience.

Key Features

  • 2.0-Liter Turbo Aluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder with direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain
  • Front 12-Way Heated Power Sport Seats with Power Lumbar Support
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display with wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto Integration
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Flat-Folding Rear Seatback
  • Available Acura/ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System with 16 Speakers
  • Optional Acura Navigation System with 3D View
  • Keyless Access System with Push Button Ignition

Acura MDX

Acura MDX RDX Comparison

As the world’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, it’s no surprise that the Acura MDX continues to set the benchmark for the midsize luxury SUV. Engineered to excel in more conditions, with more passengers, and with greater capabilities — the 7-passenger MDX comes with your choice of a potent 3.5-liter V6 or a thrilling 3.0-liter turbo V6 (MDX Type S). Exceptional features you can experience inside the interior of the MDX include a one-touch slide system for easy access to the rear seats, spacious legroom, and optional heated seats. Do you ever find yourself needing access to the rear cargo area when your hands are full of shopping bags? The MDX solves this dilemma with a Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate. Lastly, AcuraWatch™ driver assistive safety technologies help inspire confidence behind the wheel of the Acura MDX.

Key Features

  • Standard 3.5-Liter Direct Injection V6 or available 3.0-liter Turbo V6 (MDX Type S)
  • AcuraWatch™ Suite of Driver Assist Features
  • Driver’s 14-Way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support and Easy-Entry
  • Third-Row Access One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In
  • Optional ELS Studio® Premium Audio with 10 Speakers
  • Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Function
  • Power-Operated Tailgate
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

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