2018 Acura RDX vs. Toyota Rav4

April 4th, 2018 by

2018 Acura RDX Driving

For drivers shopping for a crossover SUV, both the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 offer drivers versatile interiors, features, and equipment inside and power on the road. But which offers drivers more? According to U.S. News & World Report, the RDX “offers ample seating space and a quiet, comfortable ride along with a long list of standard features and excellent crash test results.” It outshines the Rav4 in terms of:

  • More comfort and convenient features

  • More horsepower on the road

  • Better safety ratings

Comfort Features

The 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Toyota Rav4 both offer drivers a number of features that bolster comfort and provide conveniences for day-to-day life on the road. But considered side by side, the RDX clearly offers drivers more features as standard. The Rav4 is missing features you’ll find on the RDX including:

  • Automatic Climate Control

  • Power Moonroof

  • Power Liftgate

  • Universal Garage Door Opener

  • Front Heated Seats

  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

  • Noise/ Sound Cancellation

  • Push Start Ignition

2018 Acura RDX Cabin


For drivers looking for a high-performance option, the RDX achieves substantially more horsepower and torque than the Rav4. As a result, the RDX will be able to accelerate more quickly, which helps with trickier driving situations such as merging and passing.

  • 279 horsepower @ 6200 rpm (RDX) vs. 176 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (Rav4)

  • 252 lb.-ft of torque @ 4900 rpm (RDX) vs. 172 lb-ft of torque @ 4100 rpm (Rav4)

Safety Ratings

The RDX provides drivers with more safety features including active head restraints and an anti-theft stereo system, both of which are lacking on the Rav4. The RDX also earns higher test crash ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* than the Rav4.

  • RDX earns five stars for Front Driver Crash Test. Rav4 earns only four stars

  • RDX earns five stars for Front Passenger Crash Test. Rav4 earns just four.

Test Drive Today

Find out more about the 2018 Acura RDX and its features that distinguish it from the 2018 Toyota Rav4 by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Chicagoland Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and leasing specials, and sit behind the wheel of the RDX with a test drive today.

2018 Acura RDX Driving
2018 Acura RDX Interior