2020 Acura MDX FWD

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura RDX FWD

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

$44,400 MSRP**

Starting Price

$44,400 MSRP**
290 hp, 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo
Sequential SportShift Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission

Standard Transmission

Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission





The new 2020 Acura MDX and 2020 Acura RDX are great choices if you’re looking to enhance your Naperville and Elmhurst commute. However, when shopping around you may be wondering what is the difference between Acura MDX and RDX models. McGrath Acura of Westmont is here to make things a little easier so you can get an idea of how these two luxury models compare in terms of interior, performance, and safety features to help you make your decision. Learn more with our MDX vs. RDX comparison today!

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Seating Space and Cargo Capacity

When it comes to seating space and cargo capacity, both the MDX and RDX are sure to impress all passengers. And, while the RDX is a little more roomy for passengers, the MDX enables drivers to customize their fold-down third-row seats for even more storage space. Take a closer look at how the interior dimensions of the MDX and RDX differ below:

  • The Acura MDX is 196.2 inches long, and 77.7 inches wide. The RDX is just 186.7 inches long and 74.8 inches wide, so you’ll have an easier time parking.
  • The MDX and RDX offer near-equal amounts of legroom in their first and second rows. However, the MDX offers a comfortable third row of seating, as well as more shoulder room in both the front and rear rows. 
  • With all seats upright, the MDX offers 15.8 cubic feet of storage, compared to 29.5 cubic feet in the RDX.
  • Fold the rear seats down, and it’s the MDX which comes out ahead. It offers a total of 90.9 cubic feet with both the third and second rows flat. The RDX cargo capacity tops out at 58.9 cubic feet.

2020 Acura MDX exterior

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Engine Specs and Performance

In terms of performance, the MDX and RDX are designed to keep up with your on-the-go-lifestyle. Whether you’re attracted to the larger engine found in the MDX or want a better fuel economy behind the wheel of the RDX, there’s something in both vehicles to meet your needs. And, you don’t have to compromise your driving needs, as you can choose the Acura model you need in the drivetrain that suits you best. Here are the specs for both the MDX and RDX:

  • The Acura MDX comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The RDX receives a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine, with 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • As standard, the RDX is the more efficient option. You’ll get 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, compared to 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with the MDX*.
  • Are you interested in upgrades? Both the MDX and the RDX offer Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). However, only the MDX is available with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® technology.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Safety Features

To help you handle such a powerful ride, both the Acura RDX and MDX come with the standard AcuraWatch™ safety suite which is sure to offer even more peace of mind throughout your travels. You can take advantage of a wide range of driver-assist features that serve as an extra pair of eyes behind the wheel to make you even more aware of your surroundings. Some of the features available in the AcuraWatch™ safety suite include:

  • Blind spot information system
  • Surround-view camera
  • Rear cross-traffic monitor
  • AcuraLink®
  • Vehicle stability assist

Test Drive the New Acura MDX and Acura RDX at McGrath Acura of Westmont

After comparing the RDX vs. MDX you can check out more comparisons from McGrath Acura of Westmont such as the MDX vs. Lexus RX. And, don’t forget to make your way over to our dealership and check out our MDX and RDX models for sale to experience these great luxury SUVs in person. Contact us today to get the car-buying or leasing process started with a member of our sales team and be sure to schedule a test drive near Downers Grove!

*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

**Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

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Phone: 630-323-8200

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McGrath Acura of Westmont
McGrath Acura of Westmont
400 East Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL, 60559 United States
McGrath Acura of Westmont 41.810947, -87.965787.