2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura MDX vs. 2019 Acura RDX

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Trying to decide between the Acura MDX or Acura RDX? The Acura RDX is a compact SUV with seating for five and impressive mpg ratings. The larger, more powerful Acura MDX was designed for Aurora families with six to seven people. Compare the 2019 Acura MDX vs. Acura RDX below to find out which SUV is right for your family!

MDX vs. RDX: Features

If you choose the new Acura RDX, you can expect generous equipment for the price, including a universal garage door opener, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, power front seats, a 7-speaker sound system, and push-start ignition. Bumping up to the more expensive new Acura MDX increases comforts and technologies considerably. The MDX comes standard with the following:

  • Voice activated controls for audio and Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 3 front power outlets
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • 60/40-split-folding second row
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Perimeter lighting activated via remote
2019 Acura MDX front view

MDX vs. RDX: Performance

The 2019 Acura MDX and RDX are powered by 3.5L V6 engines. Of the two, the MDX is stronger, producing 290 hp and 267 lbf-ft of torque vs. 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque from the RDX. Front-wheel drive is standard for both, but SH-AWD is optional. The RDX is the more fuel-efficient of the pair:

  • 2019 Acura MDX Standard FWD: EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*
  • 2019 Acura RDX Standard FWD: EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*
2019 Acura MDX on a highway at dusk

MDX vs. RDX: Seating & Cargo Space

Need seating for up to seven people? The Acura MDX Standard seats seven. You can also fold the third- and second-row seats for up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo room. If your family would be comfortable with five seats, the Acura RDX is likely a better choice. Additionally, you can fold the second row for 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

2019 Acura MDX seating

Compare the MDX vs. RDX at Courtesy Acura in Centennial!

Compare the MDX vs. Honda Pilot and the RDX vs. Lexus NX to learn more about how the Acura SUVs stand up to the competition! When you’re ready, contact us to schedule a test drive at Courtesy Acura, located near Denver and Highlands Ranch. Don’t forget to browse our current offers before you schedule! While you’re here, be sure to check out our comparison between the Acura RDX and Mazda CX-5.


*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.

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