The Best Midsize SUVs in the Luxury World

  • 2019 Acura RDX Driving

    Chicagoland drivers have a wide range of luxury auto options, but those looking for the best midsize SUVs need only stop at their local Chicago Acura dealership. They’ll find the five-passenger 2020 Acura RDX and seven-passenger 2020 Acura MDX delivering all the class and sophistication you’d expect from a premium vehicle, plus advanced features, exhilarating performance, and indulgent comfort.

    Let’s check out how the 2020 Acura RDX and 2020 Acura MDX live up to their intimidating reputations.

2020 Acura RDX

The 2020 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 with True Touchpad Interface™, and Wi-Fi 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 2020 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 2020 Acura RDX earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with forward collision warning technology and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA.

  • The Car Connection says: “The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list.”
  • Car and Driver says: “Available with an abundance of desirable features and a dynamic all-wheel-drive system, this two-row crossover will satisfy most SUV shoppers.”

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.

2020 Acura MDX

While the RDX is sporty and compact, the 2020 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:


2020 Acura MDX Modern Steel Metallic Rear Angle

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, 2020 MDX FWD models are rated at an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway*.

2016 Acura MDX

Technology: Acura’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.

2020 Acura MDX AWD Interior Seating with 2nd Row Center Console

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.

2020 Acura MDX AWD Exterior Side Angle Snow Location

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 2020 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.

  • The Car Connection says: “The 2020 Acura MDX three-row crossover makes all the right moves for family buyers. It’s spacious for up to seven, with handsome lines inside and out, and the MDX is serene and quiet on the road.”
  • Edmunds says: “Who says you have to pay a luxury-car price for a luxury car? It’s a question evoked by the 2020 Acura MDX crossover SUV, which is one of the best in its class even though it’s also one of the least expensive.”

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

Test Drive One of the Best Midsize Luxury SUV Models Today

We hope it’s clear what makes the 2020 Acura MDX and 2020 Acura RDX two of the best midsize luxury SUV models for Chicago area drivers; if you want to learn more about Acura reliability, explore special offers, or check out the full Acura AWD range, 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 2019 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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