Acura MDX Vs. Acura RDX Comparison


If you are shopping for a new three-row luxury SUV you might also be looking at Acura towing capacity. Just because you want to be comfortable and enjoy such luxurious accommodations as an independent climate zone and available heated seats on the new MDX doesn’t mean you don’t care about towing ability.

Since you are thinking about the new Acura MDX for your daily commute to Newark, you might be wondering how it compares to the new RDX in terms of towing capacity. While both vehicles offer impressive performance, seductive styling, and innovative technology, it’s likely that you can only pick one. So, how do you decide which new Acura SUV meets your towing requirements and will accompany you on your weekend adventures?

To help you choose, we’ve put together a chart below that highlights how these two Acura SUVs compare so you can make an informed decision.

VehicleFWD Max Tow RatingSH-AWD Max Tow Rating
Acura MDX3,500-pounds5,000-pounds
Acura RDX1500-pounds1500-pounds

After you opt for the new RDX A-Spec® Package or the MDX Entertainment Package, you’ll be ready to lease or finance your new Acura. To help you decide which payment method is right for you, our finance associates can review the similarities and differences between buying versus leasing.

2019 Acura MDXVS2019 Acura RDX
Acura MDX
Starting MSRPAcura RDX
3.5-liter direct injection V-6
290 @6200
Performance2.0L VTEC Turbo
272 @6500
20 / 27 / 23MPG Rating (City/Highway/Combined)22 / 28 / 24
38.1 in (968 mm)Front Headroom40 in (1016 mm)
68.446 (90.947)Cargo Area Volume Behind 1st Row58.9 (79.8)
6-year/70,000-mile limited warrantyPowertrain Warranty6-year/70,000-mile limited warranty
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension / Multi-Link Rear SuspensionSuspensionMacPherson Strut Front Suspension / Multi-Link Rear Suspension
P245/60 R18TiresP235/55 R19
Available Features On The MDX
  • Sport Seats with Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Heated Front Seats
  • 2nd-Row 4-Way Manual Seats
  • Smart Entry
  • Pushbutton Ignition
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Electronic Gear Selector
  • Active Sound Control
  • 12-Volt Power Outlet
  • Acura Premium Audio Systemm
FeaturesAvailable Features On The RDX
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • USB Audio Interface with Smartphone Integration
  • MP3/Auxiliary input jack
  • True Touchpad Interface™
  • 7-Inch Color Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Apple CarPlay™ Integration
  • Natural Language Voice Recognition
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

When you are ready to experience how both of these vehicles perform on the roads of Verona, New Jersey, schedule your Acura test drive online then take the short trip to our local Acura dealership.