2020 Acura MDX FWD

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura RDX FWD

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

$44,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$37,800 MSRP*
290 hp, 3.5L V6 engine

Engine Configuration

272 hp, 2.0L engine
9-speed automatic transmission


10-speed automatic transmission
90.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume Behind the First Row

78.9 cubic feet
132.7 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

104.0 cubic feet

The 2020 Acura MDX and the 2020 Acura RDX are both great options if you’re looking for a sleek, dependable, and connected luxury SUV on Naperville roads. But what’s the difference between Acura MDX and RDX models in terms of performance, interior room, and price? The auto experts at McGrath Acura of Westmont are here to break things down with the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Acura RDX to help you find your next luxury SUV!

MDX vs. RDX: MSRP and Packages

There are four luxury package options Elmhurst drivers can choose from among the RDX lineup which includes the Standard, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance Packages. The MDX configurations include the same four packages as the RDX, but you’ll also have the options to upgrade to the MDX Entertainment Package for the ultimate Acura SUV experience. Here are the prices for both lineups below:

2020 Acura MDX

  • MDX Standard Package FWD/SH-AWD: $44,500 MSRP*/$46,500 MSRP*
  • MDX Technology Package FWD/SH-AWD/Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: $49,500 MSRP*/$51,500  MSRP*/$53,000  MSRP*
  • MDX A-Spec Package SH-AWD: $55,000 MSRP*
  • MDX Advance Package FWD/SH-AWD/Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: $56,250 MSRP*/$58,250  MSRP*/$59,750 MSRP*
  • MDX Entertainment Package SH-AWD with Technology/Advance Package: $53,500 MSRP*/$60,250 MSRP*

2020 Acura RDX

  • RDX Standard Package FWD/SH-AWD: $37,800 MSRP*/$39,800 MSRP*
  • RDX Technology Package FWD/SH-AWD: $41,000 MSRP*/$43,000* MSRP
  • RDX A-Spec Package FWD/SH-AWD: $44,000 MSRP*/$46,000 MSRP*
  • RDX Advance Package FWD/SH-AWD: $45,900 MSRP*/$47,900 MSRP*

MDX vs. RDX: Cargo Space and Passenger Room

The luxury cabins of the Acura RDX and MDX offer a range of entertainment and comfort features to keep you and your passengers relaxed, but the MDX offers a bit more passenger space than the RDX for long rides. You’ll also have a bit more cargo space with the MDX so nothing gets left behind.

2020 Acura MDX

  • Max Cargo Volume Behind Third Row: 15.8 cubic feet 
  • Max Cargo Volume Behind Second Row: 43.4 cubic feet 
  • Max Cargo Volume Behind First Row: 90.9 cubic feet
  • Passenger volume: 132.7 cubic feet

2020 Acura RDX

  • Max Cargo Volume Behind Second Row: 31.1 cubic feet
  • Max Cargo Volume Behind First Row: 79.8 cubic feet
  • Passenger volume: 104 cubic feet

2020 Acura MDX exterior

MDX vs. RDX: Performance Specs

When you compare the Acura MDX vs. Acura RDX in terms of performance, you’ll see that each lineup enables you to upgrade your standard FWD drivetrain to the brand’s impressive Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system, but you can only take advantage of Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® technology with the RDX. In addition, the RDX and MDX lineups feature reliable specs to keep you moving, but you’ll have just a bit more driving and towing power with the MDX. 

2020 Acura MDX

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 hp 
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard 3,500-lb towing capacity
  • Available 5,000-lb towing capacity

2020 Acura RDX

  • 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 272 hp 
  • 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard 1,500-lb towing capacity

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

Find the Acura MDX and RDX for Sale at McGrath Acura of Westmont

After comparing the 2020 Acura MDX vs Acura RDX, you can expect a reliable and luxury ride no matter if you prefer the MDX or RDX. You can even find more helpful vehicle comparisons like the Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot. At McGrath Acura of Westmont, you’ll find a great selection of new RDX and new MDX models for sale to take your Chicago commute to the next level. We also offer plenty of deals on other luxury SUVs and you can explore our leasing or financing options to see what suits you best. Contact us today for more information on how our Acura dealership can pair you with the right vehicle!

*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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