2023 Acura MDX vs. 2023 Acura RDX

Blue 2023 Acura MDX vs Blue 2023 Acura RDX
2023 Acura MDX FWD Automatic


2023 Acura RDX FWD Automatic
290 hp, 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

272 hp, 2.0L VTEC Turbo
10-Speed Automatic Transmission

Standard Transmission

10-Speed Automatic Transmission





If you’re looking for the perfect luxury SUV to enhance your Aurora and Denver adventures, then you’re lucky to find two great options all in one place with the new 2023 Acura MDX vs. Acura RDX. Both of these high-end Acura SUVs offer one-of-a-kind seating, performance specs, and more to meet your needs, but which suits you best? Learn more about both with our overview of the 2023 Acura RDX vs. MDX and then stop by and see our inventory in person at Fisher Acura today!



2023 Acura MDX vs. RDX: Cargo Space & Seating

One of the main differences between the Acura MDX and RDX is seating capacity as the former offers expanded third-row seating for a total of seven passengers, while the latter is your standard five-passenger crossover cabin. Each ensures that you and your passengers will have plenty of individual seating space, as well as fold-down rear seats which let you bring more along for the ride. Here are the interior dimensions of the 2023 Acura MDX vs. RDX below:

2023 Acura MDX Dimensions

  • 139.1 cubic feet of passenger space
  • 18.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 3rd row
  • 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row
  • 95.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row

2023 Acura RDX Dimensions

  • 104 cubic feet of passenger space
  • 29.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row
  • 58.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row

2023 Acura MDX vs. RDX: Engine Specs & Performance

Another way you can distinguish differences between Acura MDX and RDX models is their base engine which include a V6 configuration on the MDX and a striking turbo engine on the RDX. Each lineup offers a standard FWD system or you can upgrade to the brand’s own available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system when you need more control on Broomfield roads. See the base specs of the 2023 Acura RDX vs. MDX below:

Acura MDX Specs

  • Standard 3.5L V6 engine 
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway**

Acura RDX Specs

  • Standard 2.0L turbo I4 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque 
  • 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway**

2023 Acura MDX vs. RDX: Interior Features

No matter if you’re leaning more toward the 2023 MDX or RDX, you don’t have to skimp on safety thanks to the AcuraWatch™ technology package. This package offers enhanced protection on Aurora roads, with features as Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System, Pedestrian Detection, and Traffic Sign Recognition. See the unique features of each crossover below:

Acura MDX

  • Digital Precision Cockpit™
  • Iconic Drive™ ambient cabin lighting
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • High-end craftsmanship in every row

Acura RDX

  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Authentic interior materials
  • Iconic Drive™ ambient cabin lighting
  • Flat-bottom sport steering wheel

Compare the 2023 RDX vs. MDX Models in Person at Fisher Acura

Once you’ve looked over the differences between Acura MDX and RDX models, experience them in person on Broomfield roads. Find a new Acura MDX or RDX for sale from Fisher Acura and see how you can save even more with our inventory of national offers and incentives. Find more helpful Acura vehicle comparisons and you can even value your trade-in online from home to get started. Contact us today for more information on the 2023 RDX vs. MDX and schedule a test drive at our dealership here in Boulder!


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*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,195.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2023 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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