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2024 Acura MDX vs. 2024 Acura RDX

2024 Acura MDX FWD

vs.

2024 Acura RDX AWD
290 hp, 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo
10-Speed Automatic Transmission

Standard Transmission

10-Speed Automatic Transmission
Available

SH-AWD®

Standard
Standard

AcuraWatch™

Standard

2024 Acura MDX vs. 2024 Acura RDX

The right luxury crossover will elevate every Montclair and Clifton drive to new heights of performance, style, and comfort. Two popular options are the 2024 Acura MDX and Acura RDX, but which one of these stunning vehicles is the better fit for your lifestyle? DCH Montclair Acura sets out to answer that question in this comparison of the 2024 Acura MDX vs. RDX.

2024 Acura MDX vs. RDX: Dimensions

Among the differences between the Acura MDX and RDX, one of the most noticeable is size. The MDX can seat up to seven passengers across three rows, while the RDX is equipped with two rows of seating for five passengers total. Also, as the larger of the two, the MDX comes with more cargo space, so you can expect plenty of storage room on the roads of Bloomfield and beyond. Here are the exact dimensions of the 2024 Acura RDX vs. MDX:

2024 Acura RDX Dimensions

  • 104 cubic feet of passenger space
  • 29.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row
  • 58.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row

2024 Acura MDX Dimensions

  • 139.1 cubic feet of passenger space
  • 18.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 3rd row
  • 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row
  • 95 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row

2024 Acura MDX vs. RDX: Performance

Both crossovers boast robust engines that deliver exceptional power and next-level performance. While the Acura MDX engine is larger and more potent, the Acura RDX engine is more fuel-efficient. Another big difference between the Acura MDX and RDX is that the RDX has standard Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) across all trims, a feature that is only standard on the upper-level MDX configurations. Let’s look at the Acura RDX vs. MDX in terms of performance:

Acura MDX Engine Specs

  • Standard 3.5L V6 engine 
  • Paired with 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway*

Acura RDX Engine Specs

  • Standard 2.0L turbo I4 engine
  • Paired with 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque 
  • 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway*

2024 Acura MDX vs. RDX: Features

Not surprisingly, Acura has loaded both crossovers with ultra-luxe features and advanced safety technology. This includes AcuraWatch™, which offers premium safety features like:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

However, there are some differences between the Acura MDX and RDX features. For instance, the MDX has a state-of-the-art HD Precision Cockpit™ digital instrument cluster, not available on the RDX.

Compare the Acura RDX vs. MDX for Yourself at DCH Montclair Acura

Now that you’ve read about the 2024 Acura MDX vs. RDX, why not see how they stack up in person by taking both for a test drive? Stop by our Verona showroom today or contact us to set up a time. Already sold on one of them? Apply for financing and value your trade-in now to save time at the dealership. We’re confident you’ll love both of these legendary Acura crossovers!

Disclaimer: <p class=”disclaimer”>*Based on 2024 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 only), and other factors.</p>

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