You’ve narrowed down your vehicle selection to an Acura. Good stuff. Going even further, you’ve decided it’s going to be an SUV. That’s awesome. And if you want an Acura SUV, you have two options to choose between, the Acura MDX and the Acura RDX. Both Acura SUV models are attractive, efficient, powerful, and thrilling to drive. But there are some differences, that’s for sure. Which one is best for your situation; for your family? Follow along as we explore a few categories, and which Acura SUV will work best for you in each area.
The Best Acura SUV for Your Needs
How much seating to you need?
It usually comes down to family size. If you have six or seven people in your family, it’s a no-brainer: the Acura MDX is a luxury three-row SUV. But if you’re fine with just five seats, the Acura RDX has comfortable seating for up to five occupants.
Are you in it for high performance?
Both the Acura RDX and Acura MDX are fun to drive. But the Acura MDX has a 290-horsepower* V6 or a 321hp hybrid* powertrain that gives it the edge in performance. Either way, you’ll enjoy the performance.
Do you want a skylight?
Both the Acura RDX and Acura MDX have an available power moonroof. But if your passengers want to stare at the stars overhead or just want a more spacious feel in the cabin, the Acura RDX is it. An available panoramic moonroof gives the RDX an airy feel.
Is technology important?
Trick question. Whether you want a midsize or a compact Acura SUV, it’s going to be jam-packed with tech features. AcuraWatch, ELS Premium Sound, rear-seat entertainment, driver-assistive technologies – you’ll have a bunch at your disposal with either model. With an Acura SUV, you can’t go wrong. Stop in at Frank Leta Acura of Springfield to test drive them both, and decide which one fits you better. *3.5-LITER 290-HORSEPOWER: V-6 ENGINE @6200 rpm (SAE net). HYBRID COMBINED POWER: Horsepower and torque figures includes the maximum power of the engine and all motors combined that can be produced at any one time. Not SAE net.