2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Acura RDX
2020 Acura MDX 2020 Acura RDX


3.5L V-6 2.0L Turbo I-4


290 272

  MPG (City/Highway)

20/27 * 22/28 *

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Acura RDX

Serving Ridgeland, MS

Acura SUVs are well-known for perfectly balancing smooth and powerful performance with up-to-date innovations and refined luxury. The 2020 RDX is Acura’s compact crossover luxury SUV. It sits just below the MDX in Acura’s lineup. The MDX is a midsize luxury SUV that boasts three rows of seating. Our valued customers at Acura of Jackson are torn between these two models initially because of their shared traits. Both of these models have recently benefited from a significant update, and they promise to elevate your daily driving experience. However, a closer review indicates their essential differences.


If you choose to take home the 2020 Acura RDX, you will appreciate being in complete control over a well-engineered powertrain. A 2.0-liter turbo, 4-cylinder engine is included in all four trims for the 2020 model year. This delivers 272 horsepower, and it is available with front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The 10-speed auto transmission boasts sequential SportShift paddle shifters.

In comparison, the 2020 Acura MDX is offered with gas and hybrid powertrains. The gas option is a V6 engine that generates 290 horsepower. Its optional all-wheel-drive drivetrain may be paired with an Active Damper System upon request. The hybrid powertrain is equally impressive and provides you with 321 combined horsepower.


The 2020 Acura RDX and the 2020 MDX share many desirable design elements that combine to create an athletic, modern, and luxurious appearance. The MDX is notably larger across most dimensions to accommodate the third row on the interior. The two crossover SUVs share a gorgeous grille design with a slightly rounded nose, precise characterization, and contouring throughout the hood and sides. Both vehicles have LED headlights with a daytime running feature, LED foglamps, a power liftgate, heated and powered side mirrors, integrated turn signals, and several options for the wheel designs and color options.


The RDX and the MDX have unique interior designs that immediately differentiate them, and Acura of Jackson provides you with a convenient location to appreciate their differences first-hand. You will notice that these Acura SUV models have many standard features, and some of these are heated front seats with power and memory functions, leather interior, a power moonroof, smartphone integration, a multi-zone temperature control system, a navigation system, a premium sound system, mounted controls on the steering wheel and more. They are also both well-equipped with numerous assistive safety technologies that provide elevated protection for drivers and passengers.

While the RDX and MDX for 2020 are similar in their overall appeal, you can see that they are visibly different in critical ways across their trims. At our dealership, we carry an extensive inventory that usually includes all current trims for these two models, and our sales associates are excited to help you compare them next to each other and through a few test drives. Are you ready to learn more about the RDX and the MDX? Contact Acura of Jackson for further assistance.

* 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