How do the Acura RDX and MDX compare?
Cartelligent clients love Acura SUVs for their reliability, good looks, and their abundance of technology. We've compiled the details for the RDX and the MDX
RDX vs MDX?
In this article, we've configured a sample vehicle for each car and then examined some of the key differentiating factors. We've based our sample models on popular choices among Cartelligent clients.
2019 Acura RDX with Technology: Our sample RDX includes all-wheel drive, leather seats, premium sound and a multi-view rear camera. MSRP, as configured, is $41,895.
2018 MDX with Technology: Our example MDX includes all-wheel drive, leather seats, premium sound and a multi-view rear camera. MSRP, as configured, is $51,595.
We'll look at the features of each vehicle side-by-side.
|Model Type||2019 RDX||2018 MDX|
Engine and Fuel Economy
|Engine||2.0t I4||3.5L V6|
The MDX has the more powerful engine, but the RDX offers better fuel economy.
|Cargo volume (behind seats)||26.1 ft3||15.8 ft3|
|Cargo volume (rear seats folded)||61.3 ft3||90.9 ft3|
When all the rows are folded down the MDX has much more storage room; the RDX can seat five comfortably while the MDX can seat seven.
Cost to purchase: RDX vs. MDX
First, we'll examine the cost of each when purchased. All payments represent pricing based on market conditions at the time of writing but are subject to change.
|Monthly payment (inc. tax)||$745||$930|
|Total of payments over five years||$46,455||$57,370|
The RDX is around $185/month less than the MDX and saves about $11,500 in payments over the course of five years.
Cost to lease: RDX vs. MDX
Next, we'll compare the three vehicles on a three-year, 12,000 mile/year lease.
|Monthly payment (inc. tax)||$545||$595|
|Lease disposition fee||$350||$350|
|Total of payments over three years||$20,875||$23,675|
The RDX is again the lowest cost option, saving around $50/month and $1,800 over the course of the lease.
Which to buy: RDX or MDX?
Both vehicles can be fantastic options depending on your personal circumstances. Your Cartelligent agent can talk you through the pros and cons of each vehicle (as well as any other brands) to help you make an educated decision.
Whether you want a new Volkswagen SUV or any other new car, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.