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RDX Comparison

Shift On Demand

The steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters work in two ways. In “Drive,” they make quick on-demand gear changes before returning to automatic operation once a steady speed is reached. In “Sport,” the first paddle shift puts you in full manual mode.

Power Curve

The 3.5-liter i-VTEC® engine pumps out a powerful 279 horsepower and 252 lbs.-ft. of torque. The broader torque curve results in a more immediate and powerful acceleration response you’ll feel every time you hit the gas.

Well Connected

The RDX connects to you and the world around it with available AcuraLink®. Stream internet media like Facebook or NPR, check emails and texts, lock and unlock doors remotely, and get directions or make reservations via live, 24/7 concierge service. You can even send a location from your smartphone or PC to the navigation system as a ready-to-drive route and, once on the road, AcuraLink®Real-Time Traffic™ continuously monitors traffic data to provide turn-by-turn directions to help you avoid any congestion.

2018 Acura RDX FWD 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro 2018 Cadillac XT5 FWD 2018 BMW X3 Sport Activity Vehicle xDrive30i
Base Price MSRP* $36,000 $41,500 $40,195 $42,450
Power Moonroof Standard Optional Not Available Optional
Front Heated Seats Standard Optional Not Available Optional
Legroom (Front) 42.0 40.9 41.2 40.3
Shoulder Room (Front) 58.7 57.7 58.3 57.6
2018 Acura RDX FWD 2018 Infiniti QX30 FWD 2018 Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum AWD 2018 Audi Q3 2.0T Premium FWD
Cylinders 6 4 4 4
Horsepower @ RPM 279@6200 208@5500 250@5500 200@5100
Legroom (Front) 42.0 41.3 41.5 40.0
Legroom (Rear) 38.3 33.5 38.0 31.1
Shoulder Room (Front) 58.7 54.8 58.2 55.8
2018 Acura RDX FWD 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD 2018 Honda CR-V LX 2WD 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i
Powertrain Warranty (Miles) 70,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Front Heated Seats Standard Not Available Not Available Not Available
LED Headlights Standard Not Available Not Available Not Available
Horsepower @ RPM 279@6200 176@6000 184@6400 170@5800
Shoulder Room (Front) 58.7 57.3 57.9 57.0
2018 Acura RDX FWD 2018 BMW X1 Sport Activity Vehicle sDrive28i 2018 Lexus NX 300 FWD 2017 Infiniti QX50 RWD
Cargo Volume (Maximum) 61.3 58.7 54.6 50.1
Passenger Volume (Maximum) 103.5 101.2 71.6 96.8
Legroom (Rear) 38.3 37.0 36.1 35.3
Shoulder Room (Front) 58.7 55.6 57.3 54.8
Shoulder Room (Rear) 57.2 55.2 55.3 55.0

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealers set their own price.
Based on 2016 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.