2020 Acura RDX


2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura RDX


2020 Acura MDX
$37,600 MSRP**

Starting Price

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

Standard Engine

290 hp, 3.5L V6
Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission

Standard Transmission

Sequential SportShift Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission





If you’re looking to upgrade your New Haven and Fairfield commute, the 2020 Acura MDX and 2020 Acura RDX are great options, but what is the difference between Acura MDX and RDX models? To help you find the right one for you, Acura of Milford is here to break down these two models in terms of interior, performance, and safety features. Learn everything you need and more to make your decision with our MDX vs. RDX comparison today!

Acura MDX vs RDX: Seating and Cargo Space

A spacious interior in a luxury SUV is attractive to many customers, and when you step inside the cabin of the MDX and RDX, you see that they both offer ample seating space and cargo capacity. However, you can find a third-row option within the MDX lineup for a total of seven passengers, while the RDX only offers seating for five passengers. Here’s a further break down of how these models compare by interior dimensions:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Engine Specs and Performance

The MDX and RDX are both designed for optimal performance to keep you moving and fit your on-the-go-lifestyle, however, both offer different performance specs to meet your needs. Drivers looking for a stronger engine configuration will find what they need in the MDX, while you can rely on a higher fuel economy with the RDX. Take a look at how these models continue to differ in performance, below:

  • The Acura MDX comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The RDX receives a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine, with 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • As standard, the RDX is the more efficient option. You’ll get 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, compared to 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with the MDX*.
  • Are you interested in upgrades? Both the MDX and the RDX offer Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). However, only the MDX is available with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® technology.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Safety Features

To compliment your powerful and fuel-efficient ride, drivers who opt for either the RDX or MDX can have further peace of mind behind the wheel with the standard AcuraWatch™ safety suite. This cutting edge offering of driver assist features help you have more visibility, get traffic updates, and more to safely navigate the roads. The AcuraWatch™ safety suite includes:

  • Blind spot information system
  • Surround-view camera
  • Rear cross-traffic monitor
  • AcuraLink®
  • Vehicle stability assist

Find the New Acura MDX and Acura RDX For Sale at Acura of Milford

Once you’ve compared the RDX vs. MDX you can find even more comparisons at Acura of Milford such as the RDX vs. Lexus RXMDX vs. Honda Pilot, or MDX vs. INFINITI QX60, MDX vs. Lexus RX, and then make your way over to Acura of Milford to get a look at these stellar luxury SUVs in person. We have a great selection of new RDX and new MDX models for sale to meet your driving needs and match your budget. Contact us today to get the car buying or leasing process started with a member of our finance team, and be sure to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Bridgeport!


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors

**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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