2017 Acura MDX vs. 2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura MDX White


2017 Acura RDX Grey


Both the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Acura RDX embody Acura’s high standards of SUV engineering, technology, and comfort. However, only one can end up gracing your driveway, and each is tailored around a certain type of owner. To ensure you drive home in the new or used Acura SUV that best meets your needs, just read through this quick and easy overview of the key differences separating these two first-class models.

Power and Efficiency

It’s always important to consider the power and efficiency of your chosen vehicle. After all, few factors will prove so important, whether you’re commuting between Norman and Yukon or taking a cross-country journey.

Both the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Acura RDX fit a V6 as standard to ensure an athletic drive, but the former is a touch more powerful; the Acura MDX nets 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque to the Acura RDX’s 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Acura MDX’s performance is underscored by the availability of Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). Of course, the 2017 Acura RDX is a little more efficient, making up to 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway* with FWD and Idle Stop; the Acura MDX offers 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway* with FWD and Idle Stop.

Space and Features

Beyond the way your SUV feels to drive, it’s important to focus on the space available and the features that can be used to enhance your time on the road.

For larger families, the Acura MDX will prove a stronger choice. It offers room for up to seven passengers and up to 68.4 cubic feet for cargo. The Acura RDX can only take five, though it offers more room behind its rear row (26.1 cubic feet vs. 14.9 cubic feet).

The 2017 Acura MDX also offers a few more features than the 2017 Acura RDX, including an available Surround View Camera and 16.2-inch rear entertainment screen. That said, both feel luxuriously furnished with available heated seats and leather upholstery.

Find Your Ideal SUV at Bob Howard Acura

When it comes right down to it, the best way to decide between the Acura RDX and the Acura MDX is by taking each one out for a test drive. To do just that, simply visit Bob Howard Acura In Oklahoma city. We’re just north of Norman and northeast of Yukon, OK, and we hope to see you soon! We also have used MDX and used RDX models, and have models available with the upgrades of the Technology Package!

*Based on 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.