Acura RDX Comparison


Compare Acura RDX vs. Lexus RX 350, Infiniti QX50, Toyota Highlander, & Nissan Murano

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 Acura RDX
Lexus RX 350
 Infiniti QX50
 Toyota Highlander
 Nissan Murano

Acura RDX vs. Lexus RX 350

The Acura RDX comes with more standard features than the Lexus SUV, including heated seats and a sunroof.

Despite the fact that both of these SUVs offer luxury-brand quality and powerful engines, the Acura base trim is more affordable than the entry-level Lexus. Plus, there are only two levels available for the Lexus, while the Acura allows you to choose from a number of trims and price ranges.

Cargo Storage
When it comes to transporting all of your people and all of your gear with the ease, the Acura is a better option than the Lexus. Despite being similarly sized, the Acura offers drivers 26.1 cubic feet in storage behind the backseat, and 76.9 cubic feet with all seats folded down. This is compared to the Lexus, which only has 18.4 cubic feet with the seats in place, and just 56.3 cubic feet with the seats down.

Acura RDX vs. Infiniti QX50

Trim Options
The Acura SUV gives drivers a range of options in trims and equipment. The Infiniti SUV, meanwhile, doesn't give customers any customization options - there's only one trim level offered.

Better Fuel Economy
The Acura RDX averages better fuel economy than the Infiniti QX50, earning around 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway** for the base trim, compared to 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for the single Infiniti trim.

The Acura RDX offers higher ground clearance than the Infiniti, making it safer and more reliable in changing weather and road conditions. It also offers a superior cargo hold area, measuring a maximum of 76.9 cubic feet, compared to the Infiniti maximum of 47.4 cubic feet.

Acura RDX vs. Toyota Highlander

Engine Power
Every Acura RDX is equipped with a powerful 279-horsepower engine, while the base engine for the Toyota only offers drivers 185 horsepower.

Fuel Economy
The Acura RDX earns a better fuel economy rating on the highway than the Toyota Highlander, with an average of 28 mpg highway for the Acura and 24 mpg highway** for the Toyota.

The Acura base trim comes with more luxury, standard features than the Toyota, including heated seats and automatic headlights.

Acura RDX vs. Nissan Murano

The base V6 engine of the Nissan Murano offers 260 horsepower, while the Acura engine gives 279 horsepower.

The Nissan Murano comes with fewer standard luxury amenities than the Acura RDX. In fact, the Acura comes standard with heated seats and a power liftgate, while those are upper-level, more expensive options on the Nissan.

Cargo Space
The Nissan and the Acura are similarly sized. In fact, the Nissan Murano measures fractions of an inch larger than the Acura. Yet, despite this, the Acura manages to make the most of its interior space, with a maximum of 76.9 cubic feet in cargo storage, compared to just 67 cubic feet in the Nissan Murano.

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**Based on current year 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.