The 2018 Acura RDX vs. the 2018 Acura MDX - Which SUV is Right for You?

You're shopping for a new SUV for your family, and you've decided that only a topnotch, luxurious, reliable, Acura model will do. But, which one do you choose? After all, Acura is the carmaker behind not one, but two gorgeous SUV options, and deciding between them can be difficult. That's where the Acura experts at Acura of Columbus come in.

Both the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Acura MDX offer the pampering quality, high-end materials, and meticulous craftsmanship that are signature to the Acura name. But, each has something a little different to offer prospective drivers. Before you begin your next Acura SUV shopping excursion, get to know both of these great models a little better.

Seating. The 2018 Acura MDX is a larger vehicle than the 2018 Acura RDX. In fact, the Acura MDX has three rows of seating, which can accommodate up to seven people. The Acura RDX, on the other hand, is a two-row SUV crossover with seating for five people. Depending on how many people are in your family, and how many passengers you normally tote around town, one of these sizes might work better for you than the other.

Cargo space. The 2018 Acura RDX can hold a lot of gear, more than 26 cubic feet to be exact. Plus, the backseats fold down, increasing cargo space immensely. While the 2018 Acura MDX appears to have a smaller rear cargo hold, accommodating around 15 cubic feet, this is because of the third row of seating. Fold down the second and third rows, and the cargo area of the 2018 Acura MDX becomes downright cavernous.

Size. Despite the fact that both SUVs offer near-identical measurements for both headroom and legroom inside the vehicle, the 2018 Acura MDX is slightly larger than the 2018 Acura RDX. This is mostly to accommodate for the third row of seating, and it places the larger Acura MDX at 11 inches longer, 2 inches taller, and around 4 inches wider than the 2018 Acura RDX.

The easiest way to determine which of these Acura SUVs should be your next family car, is to test drive them in person. Browse our online inventory of available new models, then stop by and visit us in person to meet them for yourself. At Acura of Columbus, we look forward to helping you choose the ideal Acura SUV to suit your lifestyle and personality.

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