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Acura RDX vs. Acura MDX Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Acura RDX vs. Acura MDX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Acura RDX   
Difference: $11,710

Lowest Total Invoice

Acura RDX   
Difference: $10,424

The configured Acura RDX 4dr SUV has a 279-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Acura MDX 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Acura RDX and Acura MDX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Acura RDX Base trim is $35,370. The features would cost an additional $8,150. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $44,460.

The base sticker price of the Acura MDX Advance trim is $53,230. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $56,170.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Acura RDX trims is $44,460 for Base. . The feature adjusted price of the Acura MDX trims is $52,445 for Advance. . Based on this adjustment, the Acura MDX Advance appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172016
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $35,370 $53,230
Base Invoice $33,287 $49,506
Advance Package 6,650  
AWD 1,500 2,000
Advance Package 6,243  
AWD 1,409 1,857
Options (show) (change) 8,150 2,000
Options (show) (change) 7,652 1,857
Destination 940 940
Total Price $44,460 $56,170
Total Invoice $41,879 $52,303

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Acura RDX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 7,985
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 6,955
Model Year20172016
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine279hp V6290hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/28 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers410, 10546, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18245/55-19
Total Price44,46056,170
Adjustments for Features0-3,725
Feature-Adjusted Total Price44,46052,445
Total Invoice41,87952,303
Adjustments for Features0-3,469
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice41,87948,834

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Features Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20172016
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
Sunshades, second row $125
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Front seat active head restraints$50 
Knee airbag, driver $100
Side curtain airbags$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100
Trailer sway control $25
Cargo Management 
Cargo cover$75 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Roof rails $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-Audio-compatible player$0 
Rear air vents$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear HVAC unit $400
Bodyside cladding$350 
Laminated front side windows $200
Active rear differential $500
Automatic start / stop $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Coordinated climate control, front seats $25
Folding third row seats $600
Heated second row seats $200
Leather door panel trim $250
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Manual recliner, second row seats $75
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Total Value of Features$4,475$8,200
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,725
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,469

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Specifications Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20172016
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.7 in111.0 in
Length184.4 in193.6 in
Width73.7 in77.2 in
Height65.0 in67.6 in
Curb Weight3,902 lb.4,195 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.0 gal.19.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in38.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in61.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.7 in59.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.5 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in38.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in59.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in57.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.3 in36.5 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in35.6 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in54.7 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.6 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in27.4 in
Cargo Volume,
26.1 ft314.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
26.138.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
61.3 ft368.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura RDX

Advance Package
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Fog lights125Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Machined alloy wheels0No
Remote start150Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
DVD-Audio-compatible player0No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
ELS, 410W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Total Requested616595%
Total Not Requested3505%

Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

Temporary spare tire150Yes
Trailer sway control25No
Active rear differential500No
Total Requested15022%
Total Not Requested52578%

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