2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

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2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

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In no sense does the 2018 Toyota Highlander measure up against the 2018 Acura RDX. Only the Acura SUV provides:

  • Up to 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque as standard
  • Standard front heated seats
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • GPS-linked climate control

Let’s take a closer look at how these two energetic crossovers match up against each other.

Power and Efficiency

2018 Acura RDX


2018 Toyota Highlander

3.5L V6

Standard Engine

2.5L Four-Cylinder


Standard Horsepower


252 lb-ft

Standard Torque

184 lb-ft


Paddle Shifters

Not Available


Maximum Highway MPG


2018 Acura RDX

The 2018 Acura RDX delivers considerable power as standard to achieve thrillingly responsive performance despite its SUV body.

Can the 2018 Toyota Highlander provide a V6 engine? Yes. Will you spend more to get one? Also yes. In the meantime, enjoy a paltry four-cylinder that consumes more fuel than the Acura’s V6 when you’re on the highway.

Interior Features

The 2018 Acura RDX is a luxury crossover SUV. The 2018 Toyota Highlander is not. You’ll notice the different immediately upon entering the cabin — only the Acura includes the following as standard:

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power moonroof
  • Front heated seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Driver’s 10-way power seat

Whether keeping you warm during the coldest of Naperville days or providing deeply comfortable support as you make your commute from Plainfield or Aurora into Chicago, the Acura SUV’s cabin is a better place to be than the Toyota SUV’s interior.

2018 Acura RDX dashboard


Standard Acura RDX technology outshines the Toyota in similar fashion, offering power liftgate and push-button start as standard. Looking beyond standard features, the new RDX offers GPS-Linked, Solar-Sensing Climate Control, which monitors the sun’s intensity and adjusts your interior temperature accordingly — it’s something you won’t find on the Highlander.

2018 Acura RDX Accolades

  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA**
  • Named a 2018 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS***
2018 Acura RDX taillight

Contact Us Today to Arrange a Test Drive in the 2018 Acura RDX

Delivering more power and greater efficiency, superior standard features, and stronger available technology, the Acura RDX is the thoroughbred luxury model that the Toyota can only dream of emulating. Contact us today, or feel free to apply for financing directly.

Why Buy From Continental Acura of Naperville?

Why buy from us? It’s simple:

  • Our dealership is part of Continental Motors Group, which has been named “Best Auto Dealer” 8 Years in a Row by Naperville Magazine’s “Best of” Awards****
  • Our 72-Hour Exchange Policy helps ensure that you’ll get the vehicle of your dreams — if you’re not completely satisfied, you can exchange your model for another of equal or greater value within three days.
  • Dedicated, experienced employees — not only are we thoroughly committed to providing top-tier service, but our employees do so with 226 years of combined Acura brand experience.



* Based on 2018 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.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.

*** http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/acura/rdx-4-door-suv

**** Best of Naperville – Naperville Magazine

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2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL


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2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: 630-866-8399

2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL
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Continental Acura of Naperville
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2275 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL, 60540 United States
Continental Acura of Naperville 41.7648824, -88.191809.