2020 Acura MDX White Exterior

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura RDX Red Exterior

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Acura RDX
$44,400 MSRP**

Starting Price

$37,600 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





Then new 2020 Acura MDX and new 2020 Acura RDX are now available, and while both are great choices to add more luxury to your Aurora and Highlands Ranch commute, which suits you best? Mile High Acura is here to break down these two updated luxury SUVs by interior space, performance specs, price, and more, so you can make the best decision for your next vehicle purchase. Learn more with this RDX vs. MDX comparison today!

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Seating Space and Cargo Capacity

When drivers get behind the wheel of an Acura SUV, they want to experience the luxury that Acura models are known for, and the MDX and RDX manage to offer comfortable interiors for their respective models and design. However, drivers will see that the MDX offers additional room over the RDX which makes it perfect if you’re expecting to have more passengers aboard. Take a look at the seating and cargo space for both vehicles below: 

  • The Acura MDX is 196.2 inches long, and 77.7 inches wide. The RDX is just 186.7 inches long and 74.8 inches wide, so you’ll have an easier time parking on Littleton streets.
  • The MDX and RDX offer near-equal amounts of legroom in their first and second rows. However, the MDX offers a comfortable third row of seating, as well as more shoulder room in both the front and rear rows. 
  • With all seats upright, the MDX offers 15.8 cubic feet of storage, compared to 29.5 cubic feet in the RDX.
  • Fold the rear seats down, and it’s the MDX which comes out ahead. It offers a total of 90.9 cubic feet with both the third and second rows flat. The RDX cargo capacity tops out at 58.9 cubic feet.
2020 Acura MDX Interior

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Engine Specs and Performance

Along with a sophisticated interior, drivers also want an SUV that can live up to its name and keep up with their on-the-go lifestyle. Both Acura SUVs come with varying engine configurations and fuel economies to meet your needs whether you have a local commute or tend to travel a little farther. Drivers will have several options when it comes to drivetrain so they can find the SUV to take on the elements and any driving surface. Here’s a breakdown of the performance specs for the MDX and RDX: 

  • The Acura MDX comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The RDX receives a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine, with 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. 
  • As standard, the RDX is the more efficient option. You’ll get 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, compared to 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with the MDX*.
  • Are you interested in upgrades? Both the MDX and the RDX offer Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). However, only the MDX is available with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® technology.
2020 Acura MDX Engine

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Safety Features

Since both models come from the same brand, no matter which models fits your preference, you’ll have peace of mind wherever you go with the AcuraWatch™ safety suite which comes standard on all trims. Some of the incredible safety and driver-assist features that will keep you alert and protected behind the wheel of either model include:

  • Blind spot information system
  • Surround-view camera
  • Rear cross-traffic monitor
  • AcuraLink® 
  • Vehicle stability assist

Test Drive a New Acura MDX or RDX at Mile High Acura

Now that you know the difference between Acura MDX and RDX models for 2020, you can find more comparisons like the MDX vs. Audi Q7 to help with your research. And, be sure to browse our inventory of new MDX and new RDX models for sale to find the style and price that meets your needs. Get the car-buying process started with a member of our sales team and schedule a test drive at our dealership near Parker!

*Based on 2019 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
**Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

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