2018 Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V

Specs at a Glance

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

Engine Power

  279hp

Basic Warranty

  4 yr./50,000 mi.


2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Engine Power

  184hp

Basic Warranty

  3 yr./36,000 mi.

2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Honda CR-V

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Some would derisively claim that an Acura is nothing more than a Honda with a fancy badge. Firstly, Honda makes excellent vehicles, so there is no shame in that. Secondly, Honda’s desire to make even better vehicles is where the Acura brand came from. Finally, nobody who has driven an Acura would ever say such a silly thing.

Consider the two-row SUV category, for example. Honda offers the popular CR-V, a neat and useful compact SUV. Acura offers the 2018 RDX, an exhilarating sports car in an SUV body. Here are just a few things to consider when comparing the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Honda CR-V.

Performance

Comparing the 2018 Acura RDX and 2018 Honda CR-V is not a competition; it is a coronation. The 2018 Acura RDX is known for its excellent driving dynamics and torque-vectoring super handling system. The RDX’s lean and efficient V6 produces an impressive 279hp. Honda offers two engines, either a 2.4L 4-cylinder producing 184hp or a 1.5L fuel efficient turbo that produces 190hp. Honda also has a functional all wheel drive system designed for safety. The 2018 Acura RDX, on the other hand, offers a torque-vectoring Super Handling All Wheel Drive system that is designed for both safety and performance. The RDX goes from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds, while the Honda CR-V takes 7.9 seconds, giving the 2018 Acura RDX a decisive advantage in the performance category.

Features

The 2018 Acura RDX starts off as fully loaded as almost any vehicle on the road, and it only gets more and more luxurious from there. All Acura’s come with a sunroof as standard. The plush leather wrapped interior is standard, as are the comfortable leather seats. A full range of safety software is available on the 2018 Acura RDX as yet another standard feature. Cross-traffic and rear-traffic monitoring is standard, as is a city-alert pedestrian monitoring system with automatic braking. Many of these options can be added to a CR-V, but not without adding a bunch of packages that escalate the price. The Honda CR-V only offers some of what the 2018 Acura RDX offers, and it would be roughly the same price (at a massive performance deficit) to get all of those features. This is yet another clear advantage for the 2018 Acura RDX.

Style

The 2018 Acura RDX’s style speaks for itself. Both the RDX and CR-V have bold and distinctive appearances that differentiate them from their competitors. Both vehicles have clean interiors that put everything the driver needs within easy reach. The 2018 Acura RDX is a true head-turner, thorough with its aggressive styling and swooping lines. The 2018 Honda CR-V looks like a family carrying SUV; the 2018 Acura RDX looks like it’s set to take a couple of hot laps at the local race track. Style is always subjective, but the 2018 Acura RDX has the kind of looks that have won it praise from a number of car reviewers and journalists. Only you can determine which vehicle is better looking, even though most of society would gravitate to the Acura.

The verdict is clear. The Honda CR-V is a nice car that competes against Toyota and Volkswagen. The 2018 Acura RDX is an elite vehicle that competes with and surpasses competitors like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Jaguar and Porsche. If you are looking for greatness, you are looking for the 2018 Acura RDX. Contact our Acura dealership to set up a test drive today!