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2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura RDX

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2020 Acura MDX
$37,600 MSRP*

Starting Price

$44,400 MSRP*
272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo

Standard Engine

290 hp, 3.5L V6 engine
22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway rating**

Fuel Economy

20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway rating**
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SH-AWD®

Available
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When looking for a luxury SUV, both the 2020 Acura RDX and 2020 Acura MDX make for exciting options. You will ride through Sugarland and Spring with ease. Each SUV brings standard comfort and advanced technology. But which of the two best suits your busy lifestyle? There are differences between the Acura RDX and MDX, let’s start with, seating. The 2020 Acura RDX has two-row seating, whereas the 2020 MDX has third-row seating for added comfort. However, these two luxury vehicles share a lot in common despite their size. Let’s compare the 2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Acura MDX.


2020 Acura RDX vs. MDX: Seating Space and Cargo Capacity

Each SUV brings standard comfort and advanced technology. But which of the two best suits your busy lifestyle? There are differences between the Acura RDX and MDX, let’s start with, seating. The 2020 Acura RDX has two-row seating, whereas the 2020 MDX has third-row seating for added comfort.

  • The Acura MDX is 196.2 inches long, and 77.7 inches wide. The RDX is just 186.7 inches long and 74.8 inches wide, so you’ll have an easier time parking on Katy streets.
  • The MDX and RDX offer near-equal amounts of legroom in their first and second rows. However, the MDX offers a comfortable third row of seating, as well as more shoulder room in both the front and rear rows.
  • With all seats upright, the MDX offers 15.8 cubic feet of storage, compared to 29.5 cubic feet in the RDX.
  • Fold the rear seats down, and it’s the MDX which comes out ahead. It offers a total of 90.9 cubic feet with both the third and second rows flat. The RDX cargo capacity tops out at 58.9 cubic feet.
2020 Acura MDX Seating

2020 Acura RDX vs. MDX: Engine Specs and Performance

If you are looking for more power in your SUV, the MDX comes with a larger engine, but the RDX offers an impressive performance of its own.When it comes to efficiency, as standard, the RDX comes out on top. When compared to its SUV counterpart, the MDX, you will see that the RDX is more efficient. Does upgrading your Acura appeal to you? Both the RDX and MDX offer Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), however if you want a sporty hybrid, only the MDX provides the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® technology as an upgrade. Check out the performance specs below:

2020 Acura MDX 

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 290 horsepower
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway rating**

2020 Acura RDX 

  • 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine
  • 272 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway rating**

Compare the Acura RDX vs. MDX in person at John Eagle Acura!

After comparing the 2020 Acura RDX vs. the MDX, both are great on performance. If you are looking for more space or upgrades, then the new MDX is your SUV choice. See both Acura SUVs when near Houston, our team at John Eagle Acura are happy to help you. Contact us to answer any questions or see the RDX or MDX inventory we have in-store. Are you curious about your financing options? Let us help you make the right decision. At John Eagle Acura, we make car-buying better.

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*Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.
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