2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 Acura RDX Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

Engine

3.5L V6

Horsepower

290 HP

MPG (City/Highway)

19/27 *

Transmission

9-Speed Shiftable Automatic


2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

Engine

3.5L V6

Horsepower

279 HP

MPG (City/Highway)

20/28 *

Transmission

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic

2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 Acura RDX

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Acura SUVs are well-known for their luxury, capability and value. The fun-to-drive 2018 RDX compact SUV seats five in style and offers many high-tech features. For more space, the popular 2018 MDX has room for seven and is available in five models. Both offer incredible reliability and high resale values. Your choice between the two will probably hinge on your space needs, but both SUVs are winners that eclipse the competition.

Performance

The 2018 Acura RDX comes with a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Front Wheel Drive model returns an estimated 20 city/28 highway mpg*, while the AWD version provides 19/27 mpg*. The engine mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the AWD version uses the Acura Intelligent Control System. On the other hand, the MDX has a 3.5-liter V6 that is matched to a 9-speed automatic transmission delivering 290 horsepower, and 267 lb-ft of torque.

Appearance

The 2018 MDX features an attractive exterior with Acura’s new diamond-shaped grille, new front fenders, a new hood and high-function headlights. Wheels are 18 or 20 inches in diameter, depending on trim level. The MDX cabin has three rows that provide ample seating room plus plenty of cargo space. Leather is a standard feature, as are heated, power-operated front seats, available second-row captain’s chairs and an optional rear-seat entertainment system. The 2018 RDX exterior resembles the MDX in a more compact package. It comes with jewel-eye headlights, three-dimensional grille, and available automatic windshield wipers. The interior is equipped with a dual-screen infotainment system with a clean design, soft-touch materials, 10-way power driver’s seat and active noise cancellation.

Safety

MDX and RDX are top-rated for safety. Every 2018 MDX model gets AcuraWatch, which includes adaptive cruise control, road-departure mitigation, lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. A rearview camera is also standard, as are stability- and traction-control systems, while optional features include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, and surround-view camera. The 2018 RDX benefits from Acura’s ACE body structure, six airbags, a multi-view rearview camera, and stability/traction-control. The RDX offers parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and the same AcuraWatch active safety features found in the MDX.

We invite you to visit our Acura dealership to test-drive the 2018 MDX and/or 2018 RDX. You’ll appreciate our customer service that makes you our highest priority, so stop in today.


* Based on 2018 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.