2023 Acura MDX vs. 2023 Acura RDX

2023 Acura MDX 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





When it comes to luxury SUVs on Madison and Jackson streets, there’s good reason why you see so many Acura SUVs in the mix. The 2023 Acura MDX and RDX both offer what drivers want: exceptional performance with sophisticated styling and luxury features. But what are the differences between the Acura MDX and RDX? Acura of Jackson compares these SUVs so you can choose the right Acura for the way you drive.


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2023 Acura MDX vs. RDX: Size

The Acura MDX vs. RDX size comparison is where Brandon shoppers will see the most differences between these two SUVs. The Acura MDX offers seating for up to seven passengers across three rows, while the midsize Acura RDX is more compact, seating five passengers across two rows. If you need a large SUV for your growing family, the Acura MDX is a great option, whille the Acura RDX appeals to smaller families. Here’s a breakdown of the Acura MDX vs. RDX size differences:

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 difference between the Acura MDX and RDX comes, not surprisingly, from the amount of engine power. The larger Acura MDX requires a larger engine that produces more horsepower. That said, the smaller engine in the Acura RDX boasts better fuel efficiency:

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

Luxury features is where you’ll see more similarities in the Acura MDX or RDX comparison. Both offer the AcuraWatch™ technology package with enhanced protection and features like a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System, Pedestrian Detection, and Traffic Sign Recognition. You’ll also enjoy Iconic Drive™ ambient cabin lighting, a panoramic moonroof, and high-end craftsmanship in both Acura SUVs.

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

Still not sure which Acura SUV is right for you? Take a look at our Acura information hub to learn more about both vehicles, then shop our Acura SUV inventory to pick out the models you’d like to test drive in Ridgeland when you stop by Acura of Jackson!


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