What is the Difference Between the Acura MDX and Acura RDX?

While both SUVs classify as luxury transportation, they differ in size. The Acura RDX is a luxury compact crossover with five-passenger seating. The luxury midsize Acura MDX comes more suited for families with an extra row of seats.

Interior Luxury

The Acura RDX is a compact luxury SUV, making it an ideal choice for small families or adventurous commuters. The RDX seats up to 5 passengers, with a cargo capacity of 31.1 cubic feet with all seats in place.

The Acura MDX is a midsize three-row SUV with seating for up to 7 passengers. Families across West Chester, OH, have relied on the MDX for spacious interior luxury, and the latest model has a total cargo capacity of 15 cubic feet with all three rows of seating in place.


The latest Acura RDX is designed to keep you protected from Hamilton to Loveland, OH. Standard driver-assist features include the following:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Mitigation

The new Acura MDX is equipped with the following driver-assist and safety systems for a protected ride:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane/Road Departure Warning


The compact Acura RDX is powered by a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which produces up to 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque for balanced performance across the Cincinnati region.

The midsize Acura MDX comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces up to 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, giving you reliable transport across Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Perks of Financing an Acura SUV at Your Cincinnati-Serving Dealership

Whether you select the smaller Acura RDX or the three-row Acura MDX, you'll still get a luxury SUV. Despite the differences, both models come with a refined design and outstanding standard amenities like heated front seats, dual or tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth® wireless, smartphone integration, Jewel Eye® LED headlights, and heated side mirrors. When you choose the Acura RDX and Acura MDX, you'll get an SUV that goes the distance and keeps you and your passengers comfortable. Compare the RDX and compare the MDX now!

Test drive one or both luxury Acura SUVs at Superior Acura, serving West Chester, OH. You can trust that our dedicated Acura sales team will make sure that you leave Fairfield in the right new Acura SUV.

Compare Acura SUVs at Superior Acura - Serving Northern Kentucky

Do you want a luxury SUV manufactured by Acura? Then you have two choices: the Acura RDX and Acura MDX. With similar-sounding names, you may not know the best way to distinguish these Acura SUVs. Fortunately, the experts at Superior Acura are here to provide you with useful pointers to further your Acura research and new Acura specials. Once you see how these SUV models differ, you can decide which one to lease or finance at your Fairfield Acura dealer - under half an hour from Loveland, OH and close to Montgomery, OH.


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Disclaimer: 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 and other factors.