2019 Acura RDX vs. MDX | Difference Between the Acura RDX and MDX
2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Acura MDX

Drivers in search of a luxury SUV often end up comparing the Acura RDX vs. MDX. With three rows of seating, the Acura MDX is a popular choice among growing Naperville and Plainfield families, but the Acura RDX’s tighter exterior dimensions will be more convenient when you’re parking up in a crowded Aurora lot. The differences go deeper than mere size, though.


Power and MPG Ratings

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura RDX



267 lb-ft


280 lb-ft
Up to 20*

City MPG

Up to 22*
Up to 27*

Highway MPG

Up to 28*

These top-tier Acura SUVs are curiously well-matched when it comes to power and efficiency, but the Acura MDX still pulls ahead a little in terms of raw power while the Acura RDX is slightly superior when it comes to efficiency. What’s worth noting, however, is that the Acura MDX is offered in a Sport Hybrid trim that increases its efficiency to an impressive 26 mpg city/27 mpg highway.*

Size and Space

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura RDX

Up to 7

Available Seating

Up to 5
90.9 Cubic Feet

Maximum Cargo Space

58.9 Cubic Feet
29.5 Cubic Feet

Dedicated Cargo Space

15.8 Cubic Feet
196.2 Inches


186.7 Inches
7.3 Inches

Ground Clearance

8.2 Inches


Both the 2019 Acura RDX and MDX come with a strong selection of standard technology, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Collision Mitigation Braking System. That said, there are a few differences.

To keep the kids happy during longer journeys, only the Acura MDX offers an Acura Rear Entertainment System with either 16.2-inch Ultrawide screen or 9-inch full VGA screen. However, only the Acura RDX equips a 10.2-inch HD dual-content center display with True Touchpad Interface.

Explore the Difference Between Acura RDX and MDX Today

If you’re still struggling to decide between Acura RDX and Acura MDX, simply contact us today to find out more or arrange a couple of test drives. If you’re already set, feel free to apply for financing online.

Why Buy from Continental Acura of Naperville?

It’s more than the latest Acura SUVs that draws drivers to Continental Acura of Naperville. After all, we offer:

  • 72-hour exchange policy in case you aren’t 100% satisfied with your vehicle.
  • Exclusive multi-terrain test track for the best test drive ever.


*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 models only) and other factors.

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2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: 630-866-8399

2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL
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