Should I Buy the 2015 Acura RDX or MDX?

August 5th, 2014 by

If you’ve found yourself asking “should I buy the 2015 Acura RDX or MDX,” you’re not the only one. We can’t make the decision for you, but by choosing Acura, you’re already on the way toward driving one of the best crossovers on the market. What we can do is let you know some of the key differences between the MDX and the RDX so that you can decide for yourself which is right for you.

The 2015 Acura MDX

This seven-person crossover was rebuilt from the ground up for the 2014 model year, and it has managed to keep impressing drivers month after month. We’re glad to see that Acura kept the changes they made for 2014, all of which re-emphasized just what it is drivers love about the MDX: capabilities, luxury, practicality.

Under the hood is a 290-hp 3.5L V6 engine that earns the 2015 Acura MDX an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway.* And whether you opt for the top-of-the-line MDX or the base model, Acura has ensured that you have plenty of the latest technology and comfort features, including leather upholstery, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a built-in rearview camera.

The 2015 Acura RDX

Built to give drivers the benefits of a larger vehicle with the handling of a smaller one, the 2015 RDX is really the best of both worlds. Its 273-hp 3.5L V6 engine gives you plenty of power, yet it also has a great fuel economy: the 2015 RDX earns an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg as well.*

The key difference between the RDX and the MDX is size. The RDX is a five-person compact crossover, and while it comes with many of the same comfort and technology amenities you’ll find on the MDX, its main appeal is its car-like handling and size.

The Best Way to Decide

Of course, the best way to decide which is the right one for you is to visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you and take one for a test drive. Feel free to try out each of them before you make a decision; we just want you to head out happy with your new crossover.

*Based on 2015 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.
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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