Acura RDX vs. MDX

What's the difference between the Acura RDX and MDX? Explore the latest Acura SUVs at St. Louis Acura

With their spacious and upscale accommodations, flexible cargo capacity, and abundant amenities dynamics, the Acura RDX and MDX represent some of the most compelling options in their respective segments. Besides a luxurious cabin and wealth of advanced tech, Acura SUVs also deliver engaging driving dynamics, earning their designations as Premium Performance Crossovers. So, whether you're seeking something versatile and maneuverable or spacious and family-friendly, if you're in the market for a luxury SUV that's actually fun to drive, there's an Acura SUV that's perfect for a wide range of needs, preferences, and lifestyles. But which one is right for you? Here's a quick look at the Acura RDX and MDX and their differentiating attributes.

Acura RDX

  • L x W x H (in.): 186.7 x 74.8 x 65.7
  • EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 104
  • Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.): 29.5/58.9
  • Max Towing Capacity (lbs): 1500
  • AcuraWatch™: Standard
  • Packages: Technology, A-Spec, Advance

RDX Under The Hood

The smaller of Acura's two SUVs, the Acura RDX is a luxury crossover that delivers a premium blend of comfort, utility, and engaging performance. And with its conveniently compact dimensions,  it's an excellent choice for Chesterfield drivers seeking a luxurious and city-friendly upgrade to their daily drives.

The RDX offers a broad range of standard amenities, including a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity Keyless Access System, 10.2-inch infotainment display with touchpad controller, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. All RDX models also include the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced driver aids, which includes tech features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation.

Under the hood, the Acura RDX finds its motivation in a smooth and responsive 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sending 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a 10-speed, paddle-shifter-controlled automatic transmission. And for a sportier driving experience and improved handling in inclement conditions, Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive is available as an option for all packages.

Acura MDX

  • L x W x H (in.): 186.7 x 74.8 x 65.7
  • EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 104
  • Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.): 16.3/39.1/71.4
  • Max Towing Capacity: 3500 (FWD) - 5000 AWD
  • AcuraWatch™:
  • Packages: Technology, A-Spec, Advance, Entertainment

MDX: Premium Performance SUV

It's hard to improve upon a vehicle as well-rounded as the Acura MDX, but that's just what Acura did when it launched the MDX's fourth generation. A midsize three-row "Premium Performance SUV," the MDX is perfect for discerning Webster Grove drivers who need extra space and seatbelts for their larger family.

Like its smaller sibling, the MDX comes standard with a generous assortment of amenities, including AcuraWatch driver-assistance technologies, but it also adds a few enhancements. All MDX models come equipped with 12-way power-adjustable heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and LED headlights with automatic high beams. And for infotainment, it features a touchpad-controlled 12.3 HD Center Display with split-screen capabilities and wireless smartphone integration.

Setting the MDX in motion is a 3.5-liter Acura i-VTEC® V-6 (290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque) paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters.

Test-drive Acura luxury SUVs near St Charles and Kirkwood

For more information about Acura RDX and MDX sedans and their available configurations and special financing offers, please reach out to St. Louis Acura at your convenience. And if you'd like to experience the accommodations and driving dynamics for yourself, we invite you to schedule a test drive. We'll be happy to give you a tour.

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    St. Louis, MO 63011

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