Black 2019 Acura MDX Sideface

2020 Acura MDX**

Black 2020 Acura RDX Sideface

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Acura RDX
290 hp, 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo

Standard Transmission






You can’t go wrong with the Acura brand when you are shopping for a luxury SUV in the Escondido area. Whether you find yourself drawn to the2020 Acura MDX or the 2020 Acura RDX, you will not be disappointed in your decision. While you will notice similarities between the two, there are some differences that could sway you toward one model over the other. Learn more about each option before setting up a test drive at Acura of Escondido near San Diego.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Performance

If powertrain options are a top concern, the MDX has more to offer Temecula drivers with its Sport Hybrid powertrain option that delivers a higher city mpg rating than the RDX. To help you decide which SUV is right for you, take a look at the performance specs of each vehicle below:

  • 2020 Acura MDX 
    • Standard 290 hp, 3.5L V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission, front wheel drive
    • 290 hp, 3.5L V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission, SH-AWD®.
    • 321 hp, 3.0L V6 engine with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®
    • EPA-estimated 26 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy with the Sport Hybrid engine and a dual-clutch transmission*
  • 2020 Acura RDX
    • Standard 272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission
    • Available SH-AWD®
    • Integrated Dynamics System – Modes: Comfort, Snow, Sport, Sport+
    • EPA-Estimated 22 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy with front-wheel drive, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and the Standard package*

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Interior

Both the RDX and MDX interiors have been outfitted with Milano leather seating and real wood trim. The front seats are power-adjustable, and there is a heating and cooling function. When you choose the MDX or RDX, San Diego are able to stay comfortable whether they’re making their way around town or hitting the open road. Thanks to tech features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ drivers can stay connected and entertained at all times. Listed below are just a few of the available interior features in the Acura MDX and RDX :

  • 2020 Acura MDX
    • Supportive and ergonomic seating
    • On Demand Multi-Use Display™
    • Available ELS Studio® Premium Audio System
  • 2020 Acura RDX
    • Panoramic moonroof
    • 16-speaker Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio System

Check out the 2020 Acura MDX packages to learn more about your options, or compare the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX.

Acura MDX vs. RDX: Safety

When it comes to safety, both Acura SUVs are outfitted with numerous amenities designed to keep you protected on the roads of San Diego. The RDX and MDX feature the AcuraWatch™ system which provides Carlsbad drivers with a blind spot information system, surround-view camera, and, rear cross-traffic monitor. You will also find AcuraLink®, as well as vehicle stability assist for the utmost confidence on the Escondido streets.

Perform Your Own SUV Comparison at Acura of Escondido

Once you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the new MDX or RDX luxury crossovers, peruse our extensive inventory before setting up a test drive. Choosing Acura is easy; just compare the Acura MDX vs. INFINITI QX60 or learn more about the new Acura MDX interior! Selecting between two outstanding crossovers may be a challenge. If you would like to know more about the Acura lineup, contact us today.

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*Based on 2020 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
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