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2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Acura RDX

The 2018 Acura MDX and 2018 Acura RDX are two exceptional luxury SUVs that hit all the right notes. Both will serve you well during snowy and icy Matawan winters with available all-wheel drive (AWD), as well as premium standard and available features like:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Power tailgate
  • AcuraLink®
  • GPS-linked climate control

There are some important differences to consider, though, including different sizes, powertrains, and fuel economy. Learn about more MDX technology like AcuraLink®, then and use this comparison guide to choose the right model for you and your family near Red Bank at Acura of Ocean.

Powertrains and MPG Ratings

Both vehicles come equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine and both are available with all-wheel drive, but there are differences in output, efficiency, and even the AWD systems:

  • Output
    • The 2018 MDX is the more powerful of the two, leveraging an impressive 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque to get you where you need to go.
    • The 2018 RDX is no slouch, either, producing 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.
  • Efficiency
    • When equipped with 2WD with Idle Stop, the 2018 MDX offers 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway*. The numbers are barely affected with SH-AWD with Idle Stop, only falling to 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway.*
    • The 2018 RDX offers 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway* with 2WD or 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway* with AWD.
2018 Acura MDX driving


  • MDX: The 2018 Acura MDX is a three-row SUV that seats up to seven. Total passenger volume comes in at 132.7 cubic feet, while max cargo capacity is a generous 90.9 cubic feet.
  • RDX: The RDX is a bit smaller, with two rows of seating to accommodate up to five adults. Total passenger volume is 103.5 cubic feet, while cargo capacity tops out at 76.9 cubic feet.
2018 Acura MDX Interior

The MDX or RDX—Which is Ideal for You?

Curious how the MDX compares to other makes and models? Compare the MDX to vehicles like the Honda Pilot, the Lexus RX, or the BMW X5. As you can see, each crossover SUV has something different to offer; the 2018 Acura MDX is a bit bigger than the 2018 Acura RDX, but that comes at the cost of a modest penalty to its efficiency. However, both will serve you well, and both are loaded with incredible features.The MDX also offers more than competitors, like BMW. To spend some time with each at 909 Route 35 in Ocean, NJ, or give us a call with questions!

*Based on 2018 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.
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