2017 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Acura MDX

2017 RDX

2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura MDX

2017 Acura MDX


The luxury SUV market is dominated by models like the 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Acura MDX, but which one will best fit your needs? Both live up to the first-class standards for which Acura has become known, but slight differences in power, efficiency, interior dimensions, and available features can make the decision between these two vehicles feel a little tricky. That’s why we’ve put together this quick and easy comparison.

Power and Efficiency

The 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Acura MDX both buck the current trend of using commonplace four-cylinders. Instead, each one fits a 3.5L V6 engine as standard, with the Acura RDX commanding up to 279 hp and the Acura MDX putting you in command of up to 290 hp as you commute around Ocean City.

That power difference is somewhat mitigated by the latter’s larger size, and the Acura MDX offers excellent handling capabilities with its super handling all-wheel-drive (SH-AWD) system. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Acura RDX is slightly more efficient, making up to 20 mpg* in the city and 28 mpg* on the highway vs. the Acura MDX that gets 20 mpg* in the city and 27 mpg* on the highway.

Ultimately, both are available as AWD Acura SUVs.

Interior Space

If you’re looking for premium interior features and fittings, any Acura model will take your breath away as you drive through Egg Harbor Township. That said, you’ll find that the Acura MDX offers greater space and versatility. As a three-row model with seating for up to seven passengers, it’s naturally a strong choice for growing families, and it even offers up to 68.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

The Acura RDX provides up to 61.3 cubic feet of storage and seating for five. However, if you don’t need the additional storage space and passenger room, it can actually be the more practical option, with up to 26.1 cubic feet behind the rear row vs. 14.9 cubic feet in the Acura MDX.


You’ll find an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, multi-view rear camera, and heated front seats included as standard with both the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Acura RDX, so comfort and convenience run neck-and-neck.

The Acura MDX focuses on family driving with a 16.2-inch rear entertainment screen that isn’t available with the Acura RDX. It also offers an available surround-view camera, which is perfect for low-speed maneuvering in busier parts of Atlantic City.

Let the Team Here at Boardwalk Acura Find Your Ideal Acura SUV

If you’re still struggling to choose between the 2017 Acura MDX or 2017 Acura RDX, what better way to decide than to take a couple of test drives? Just contact Boardwalk Acura to arrange yours today. We can also talk you through trim level options and help you understand our competitive financing options.

†Based on model year 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 models only) and other factors..