The 2014 Acura MDX vs the 2014 Acura RDX

March 10th, 2014 by

While we do make it a point to compare the Acura lineup to competing models, we also get a lot of drivers here at Chicagoland Acura Dealers that are looking for which of our vehicles they should choose from. Already having made a good choice to buy Acura, they come to us asking “should I get the 2014 Acura MDX or the 2014 Acura RDX?”

The fact is that they will get a different answer from many different people, and even our sales experts have their own preferences. So we have the differences between these two crossovers here for you so you can decide.

The Acura MDX

If you’re looking for a seven-passenger crossover that fits all of your needs and exemplifies luxury and style in one convenient package, you want the 2014 Acura MDX. Acura completely reinvented this vehicle from the ground up for the 2014 model year, giving you access to a range of great features and an engine that will keep you happy for a long time to come.

The cabin of the MDX is adorned with luxury elements, from leather seating to state of the art technology—it’s what you’d expect from an Acura, to be honest. Under the hood is a 3.5L V6 rated at 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, ensuring that you’ve got the power you need when you need it.

And the MDX with 6-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway for incredible efficiency.*

The Acura RDX

There’s more than just a single letter separating these vehicles, but we want to be clear that they are both excellent choices for family vehicles. The biggest difference drivers are likely to notice is the size. The 2014 RDX is only a five-person crossover and can take advantage of a more car-like handling while still offering the spaciousness of a crossover.

Under the hood of the RDX is another 3.5L V6, rated at 273 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque—pretty comparable power ratings to the MDX—and the RDX with 6-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg.*

Test Drive an Acura Today

Whether it’s the RDX, the MDX, or something else entirely, you’re going to have a hard time going wrong with an Acura. Come and take one—or both—of these incredible new crossover for a test drive. We think you’ll be glad you did!

Find a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you and visit us today.

*Based on 2014 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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