The 2017 Acura MDX vs The 2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura MDX

2017 Acura MDX
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2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX
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Both the 2017 Acura MDX and 2017 Acura RDX give drivers the exterior style and interior elegance that makes them perfect for the Naperville area. Each SUV merges performance with style, and both SUV’s boast handling matched with comfortable features. However, each car is geared towards different driving styles and different driving needs. So, we’ve taken the liberty of comparing these two vehicles so you can get an idea of which one might be best for you before coming in for a test drive at McGrath Acura of Westmont. Read on to learn more!


The new Acura MDX features a spacious interior cabin with seating for seven, making it easier to cart the family from Naperville to Chicago for a trip to the museums. Its 111-inch wheelbase gives it a smooth and stable ride, and its four-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension makes sure that your experience is effortlessly graceful. The MDX features a 3.5L direction-injection V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. And with a front-wheel drivetrain, the MDX rides with an incredibly robust confidence. Every time you get behind the wheel, the experience will be powerful, smooth, and enjoyable for every passenger.

The new Acura RDX, on the other hand, emphasizes its more sport-focused qualities. With a 105.7-inch wheelbase, the RDX is shorter than the MDX. It cannot seat as many passengers, but its shorter wheelbases allows it turn more tightly. This, combined with its multi-link rear suspension, gives the RDX a versatile, intuitive, and responsive handling. With its all-wheel drivetrain, it can tackle any terrain, adapting to the environment with ease and simplicity.


Now let’s see what each vehicle offers in terms of available features.

2017 Acura MDX:

  • Perforated premium Milano leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • GPS-linked climate control
  • Keyless access and pushbutton ignition

2017 Acura RDX:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Collision mitigation system
  • Braking systems
  • Vehicle stability assist

Which Vehicle is Right for You?

The 2017 Acura MDX gives drivers an elegant and luxurious experience. This is reflected in its interior features, and all its specifications are geared toward providing drivers with a comfortable, smooth, and confident experience. The 2017 Acura RDX doesn’t offer quite as much space, but what it lacks in seating capacity it makes up for in performance. Its slightly smaller size gives it a more athletic handling, and this is also reflected in its incredible selection of active safety features.

Test Drive the 2017 MDX and 2017 RDX Today

Get more help choosing between the 2017 Acura MDX and 2017 Acura RDX by visiting us at 400 East Ogden Avenue in Westmont, IL for a test drive today. Contact us online, or call us at 888-299-8727 with any questions you may have.