2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Acura RDX

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Acura RDX
2022 Acura MDX


2021 Acura RDX
$46,900 MSRP*

Starting Price

$38,400 MSRP*
290 hp, 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo
Sequential SportShift Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission

Standard Transmission

Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission

Seating Capacity

95.0 cubic feet

Max Cargo Behind 1st Row

79.8 cubic feet

If you’re in the market for a luxury SUV around Madera and Visalia, then the 2022 Acura MDX and 2021 Acura RDX should be at the top of your list. But you might be wondering, “What’s the difference between Acura MDX and RDX models?” Each displays its own unique performance specs and interior cabin to transform your daily commute. Learn more about each with our breakdown of the Acura MDX vs. RDX at Fresno Acura today!

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Starting Price

When you look at these two luxury models, you can still enjoy competitive pricing, as the standard RDX package starts at $38,400 MSRP*, while the MDX has a starting price of $46,900 MSRP*. You’ll even have four distinct trim packages to choose from in each lineup so you can find the model that fits your budget and has all the features you need for your Madera commute.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Cargo Space and Seating

Many Madera drivers are looking for more cabin space from their next luxury SUV, and while the RDX seats the standard of five passengers, you can opt for MDX packages that seat up to six or seven passengers, depending on your preference. Both feature rear fold-down seats so you can utilize your storage space to max. See the dimensions of the Acura RDX vs. MDX below:

Acura MDX Dimensions

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

Acura RDX Dimensions

  • 31.14 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row
  • 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Engine Specs and Performance

Another major difference between Acura MDX and RDX models is their respective performance capabilities on Visalia roads. The MDX sports a larger engine configuration, while you’ll enjoy a higher fuel economy rating at the wheel of the RDX. You can upgrade your standard FWD system to the available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) for more control, and you’ll be protected by the AcuraWatch™ safety suite in all trim packages. Take a look at the base specs of the Acura RDX vs. MDX below:

Acura MDX Specs

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

Acura RDX Specs

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway***

Compare RDX vs. MDX Models in Person at Fresno Acura

Now that you’ve had the chance to preview the differences between Acura MDX and RDX models, take them both for a spin on Clovis roads. Explore our new MDX inventory and the new RDX inventory at Fresno Acura, and save on your next purchase with our new vehicle specials and national incentives. Check out more vehicle comparisons, or speak with our sales team to answer your questions. Contact us to set up a test drive at our Fresno dealership today!


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