The Best Midsize SUVs in the Luxury World

  • 2019 Acura RDX Driving

    The luxury auto world has no shortage of options for Chicago area drivers, but if you’re looking for the best midsize SUVs, we think you just need to make one stop: an Acura dealership. The five-passenger 2019 Acura RDX and seven-passenger 2019 Acura MDX offer the epitome of class and sophistication while including features and specs that mark them as smart family vehicle options. named Acura the luxury brand with the lowest projected 5-year cost of ownership. Let’s see how the RDX and the MDX live up to that award.

2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV that blends sporty performance and agility with the power and features drivers look for in a luxury SUV.

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Strengths like these make the RDX one of the Best Midsize Luxury SUVs available to drivers:


2019 Acura RDX interior

Comfort: Heated, power-adjustable front seating with a leatherette trimmed interior is standard, while leather upholstery and ventilated front seats are available. Dual-zone automatic climate control with GPS-linked technology keeps everyone comfortable.

2019 Acura RDX technology

Technology: Each RDX comes standard with features like Bluetooth, 10.2-Inch HD Dual-Content Center Display, and Mobile Hotspot Capability. Available upgrades like satellite-linked navigation, AcuraLink Next Generation telematics, and a premium ELS Studio sound system mark the crossover as truly elegant.

2019 Acura RDX A Spec Blue Exterior

Performance: Under the hood of each RDX is an all-new 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo aluminum-alloy engine capable of 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. Drivers will have their choice of front- or Super-Handling All-Wheel drive, and 2019 RDX FWD models earn an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.*

2019 Acura RDX Safety

Safety: Standard safety features range from state-of-the-art airbags and seat belts to a multi-angle rearview camera system. AcuraWatch features are included at no added cost: Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System, and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System.


The 2019 Acura RDX earned a Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with forward collision warning technology and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA.

  • Kelley Blue Book says: “This revamped RDX has come into its own with newfound style, athleticism, innovation and stellar safety features.”
  • Edmunds says: “Acura really has interior packaging figured out, and the RDX is yet another showcase of how much room the automaker manages to find and make useful.”

To give you an idea of just where the RDX stands in the luxury crossover world, we encourage you to come take a test drive and experience it first-hand.

2019 Acura MDX

While the RDX is sporty and compact, the 2019 Acura MDX offers drivers a full-size family vehicle that seats as many as seven passengers and is decked out in the latest in luxury and technology amenities.

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Strengths like these make the MDX one of the Best Midsize Luxury SUVs available to drivers:


2017 Acura MDX

Performance: Each new MDX is powered by a 3.5L V6 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Drivers will have their choice of front-wheel drive or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) for added control. Despite being a seven-passenger crossover with 290 hp, 2019 MDX FWD models are rated at an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway*.

2016 Acura MDX

Technology: AAcura’s driver-centered On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) comes standard on the MDX along with Bluetooth and other connectivity features. The ODMD switches the infotainment controls as needed, reducing dozens of functions to just nine buttons. Upgrade options like a 12-speaker ELS sound system, a 16.2-inch rear DVD entertainment system, and satellite-linked navigation mark the MDX as one of the most advanced crossovers on the road.

2016 Acura MDX

Comfort: Standard leather upholstery and tri-level heating elements work with power-adjustable front seating to keep passengers as comfortable as possible. The A-SPEC, Advance, and Entertainment Packages add on ventilated seating to make even the hottest of Chicago summers enjoyable in an MDX.

2016 Acura MDX

Safety: The MDX comes standard with a multi-angle rear camera (a surround-view camera is available as well), traction control, and vehicle stability assist to help keep everyone safe. It also fits the same AcuraWatch driver assistance features as the Acura RDX.


The 2019 Acura MDX also earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA, plus a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
U.S. News & World Report ranks it in their top third of luxury midsize SUVs.

  • Kelley Blue Book says: “If you’re looking for a 3-row luxury-crossover SUV with a reputation for reliability, good resale value, premium amenities and strong safety/driver-assist features — all at a price that undercuts European brands, the 2019 Acura MDX checks all the boxes.”
  • Edmunds says: “Thanks to a constant stream of updates, the MDX remains a top pick for a luxury SUV.”

To get an idea of how an Acura SUV compares to other models, visit your local Acura showroom.

Test Drive an Acura

We hope it’s clear what makes the 2019 Acura MDX and 2019 Acura RDX two of the best midsize luxury SUV models for Chicago area drivers; if you want to learn more about Acura reliability or explore special offers, simply contact us today.

Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today for a test drive of one or both of these crossovers so you can experience firsthand what they have to offer.

*Based on 2018 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 models only), and other factors.
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Chicago, IL, United States
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