The 2016 Acura RDX Interior Space: Roomy and Luxurious

March 15th, 2016 by

Acura RDX SeatingDon’t be fooled by the “compact crossover” class, the 2016 Acura RDX interior space has plenty of room for the whole family, and Chicagoland drivers looking for a luxury crossover will have a tough time finding one as roomy or well-appointed as the RDX. This five-person luxury crossover has plenty of passenger space in both the first and second rows, and you’ll find quite a bit of cargo room (easily expandable by just folding down part or all of the rear seat).

To give you an idea of just what makes the RDX unique, we compared it to the 2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD. How do you think the QX50 compares?

Room for People and Cargo

If you’re looking at a luxury crossover, there’s a good chance that one of the main draws is the ability to move large or oddly shaped cargo that you couldn’t move in a sedan. Whether it’s helping the kids move to the dorms or taking Fido to the vet, you just need a crossover that can give you enough space for cargo and still comfortably seat up to five people.

The 2016 Acura RDX interior space measurements give it a significant edge over competing models like the Infiniti QX50; take a look:

  • Passenger Volume: This measure of the full interior volume of the crossover gives you an idea of just which vehicle has more room to stretch out and get comfortable. The base 2016 RDX has 103.5 cubic feet of passenger space to the 96.8 cubic feet of the QX50.
  • Headroom: While you would have to be quite tall to not fit into a crossover, there’s the issue of just how comfortable you are. Both crossovers feature 38.7 inches of front headroom, but the RDX welcomes full-sized adults in the rear seat with 38.1 inches of rear headroom to the 37.7 inches of the Infiniti.
  • Rear Legroom: While the headroom numbers are close, your long-legged passengers will be grateful for the RDX’s 38.3 inches of rear legroom (the QX50 only has 35.3 inches).
  • Shoulder Room: The wider stance of the RDX gives it more shoulder room in the front (58.7 inches vs. 54.8 inches) and the rear (57.2 inches to 55.0 inches) when compared to the Infiniti.
  • Cargo Volume: When it comes to cargo, the Acura has you covered with a standard 26.1 cubic feet of cargo volume, expandable to 61.3 cubic feet. The QX50 only has 18.6 cubic feet (expanding to just 50.1 cubic feet.

Factor in the long list of standard features on the RDX that Infiniti still expects drivers to upgrade for and Acura’s fuel-efficient V6 powertrain, and we think it’s an easy choice for the Chicago crossover shopper.

Test Drive an RDX

We’ve broken down the numbers, but we think the best way for you to see just how roomy the 2016 Acura RDX interior space is is to get behind the wheel and feel its open cabin for yourself. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today for a test drive; we can’t wait to put you in the driver’s seat of a new luxury car or crossover.

Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.

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