Compare 2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Acura MDX

2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Acura MDX
2023 Acura RDX 2023 Acura MDX


2.0L Turbocharged I-4 3.5L V6


272 hp 290 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/28 * 19/26 *

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 7 Passengers

  Max Cargo Space

79.8 cubic feet ** 95.0 cubic feet **

  Climate Control

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration

2023 Acura RDX vs 2023 Acura MDX

Serving San Juan, TX

As you get acquainted with the current Acura lineup, impressive crossovers like the RDX and the MDX may stand out. These crossovers produce the combination of excitement and pampering luxuries that you want behind the wheel, but they have standout characteristics that could drive your final model selection. You can count on our reps at Acura of the Rio Grande Valley to help with your review of these premium crossover models.


All five of the 2023 Acura RDX's trims pack a punch behind the wheel with a 272-horsepower, four-cylinder, turbo 2.0-liter engine. A 10-speed auto transmission is added to the total powertrain system. The Advance and A-Spec Advance trims have standard all-wheel drive. The 2023 MDX, on the other hand, has a 290-horsepower, V6, 3.5-liter engine, and 10-speed auto transmission in most of its trims. However, the Type S and Type S Advance receive 355 horsepower from a V6 turbo 3.0-liter engine. These trims also give you Brembo front brakes, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, and all-wheel drive.


The 2023 RDX has an engaging style with stunning, smooth contouring that angles fluidly for a sporty look. Both the hood and roof are tapered, and the nose is a vision of refinement. Its black bumper and five-sided grille are creased from top to bottom. Tall air gills sit below the radiant line of headlight bulbs. These lights are accompanied by a lower, zagging LED ribbon. In comparison, the 2023 MDX reflects forward-slanting definition over the smooth door panels and a taller roof. The MDX has a similar hood, bumper, and front crease. The gills are smaller and sit between the multi-elemental headlamps and triangular ports for the fog lamps.


The 2023 RDX and the larger MDX are exceptional crossovers providing the advanced technologies and premium features that today's elite drivers want. Both models have equipment like onboard Wi-Fi, traffic sign recognition, leather seating, wireless smart device connections, heated seats, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping, forward collision mitigation, a wireless charging pad, a surround-view camera, an upgraded sound system, a head-up display, and others. The MDX for 2023 also has three rows of seats, sliding and reclining seats in the second row, memory settings for the front row, a cabin intercom system, household power outlets for the second row, third-row USB ports, and a few additional features.

A live comparison of the 2023 RDX and the 2023 MDX is the perfect way to wrap up your review of these exceptional models. Schedule a test drive at Acura of Rio Grande Valley today to take them both out on the road.

* 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.
** 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.