Compare 2022 Acura RDX vs 2023 Acura MDX
|2022 Acura RDX||2023 Acura MDX|
|2.0L Turbo I-4||3.5L V6|
|272 hp||290 hp|
|22/28 *||19/26 *|
|5 Passengers||7 Passengers|
Max Cargo Space
|79.8 cu. ft. **||95.0 cu. ft. **|
Max Towing Capacity
|1,500 lbs 1||3,500 – 5,000 lbs 2|
2022 Acura RDX vs 2023 Acura MDX
Serving Hoffman Estates, IL
At Muller’s Woodfield Acura, SUV shoppers often inquire about the essential differences between the 2022 RDX and the 2023 MDX. Both models are stellar options that deliver excitement behind the wheel and have tons of great features, but the RDX is the smaller of the two options. This is just one of the numerous differences that shoppers should learn about before narrowing their possibilities.
There is one engine option for the 2022 Acura RDX. All five trims draw 272 horsepower from a four-cylinder, turbo 2.0-liter engine. In addition to having a 10-speed auto transmission, the RDX comes with the option of front-wheel drive or Super-Handling all-wheel drive. The 2023 MDX base engine is a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 with a 10-speed auto transmission. The top Type S and Type S Advance trims draw 355 horsepower from their turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine. These MDX trims also have Brembo front brakes, a sport-tuned transmission, standard all-wheel drive, and a sport-tuned adaptive suspension system.
Despite their size difference, the RDX and the MDX share numerous design cues. They both display Acura’s signature, pentagon-shaped grille with geometric headlights underscored by a line of LED lights. They also have exquisite definition down a confidently angled hood and a roofline with a gentle descent. The RDX shows off tall, slender air vents on the sides and an angled accent that adds personality to the side doors. The MDX has a slightly larger grille, larger front air vents, and stronger definition on the side doors.
The 2022 Acura RDX and the 2023 Acura MDX share an impressive array of cabin and safety features at different trim levels. Both models are offered with a wireless hotspot, heated front, and rear seats, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rear mirror, adaptive cruise control, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, a remote ignition, a surround-view camera, and more. The MDX holds a few other more advanced features in select trims. Some of these are massaging front seats, an ELS sound system with 25 speakers, three rows of seats, and household-style power outlets in the second row.
With so many crossovers in stock at Muller’s Acura of Woodfield, we make it easy for you to continue your comparison in person. For a closer look at these models’ trims, please stop by our convenient location soon.
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* Based on 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.
** Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
1. Towing requires the addition of the Acura accessory trailer hitch and hitch ball. Please see your Acura dealer for details. Added cargo weight in the vehicle may reduce max towing capacity, see Owners Guide for details.
2. 5,000 lb. capacity is with the optional Acura Genuine Accessory ATF cooler. Towing requires the addition of the Acura accessory trailer hitch and hitch ball. Please see your Acura dealer for details. Number of occupants and added cargo weight in the vehicle may reduce max towing capacity, see Owner’s Guide for details.