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    The 2021 RDX is the perfect combination of luxury and practicality with distinctive styling, athletic performance, and a wealth of technology.

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    The 2020 MDX is the best luxury SUV for drivers who want comfort and utility with its advanced technology, luxurious amenities, and brute strength.

What are the different Acura SUV models?


Acura’s reliability is on full display when it comes to their SUV models. The 2021 RDX and 2020 MDX are two of the safest vehicles on South Dakota roadways today thanks in part to standard AcuraWatch™ and available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD). Both Acura SUV models feature intelligent engineering, unique design, and sophisticated technology, making them top choices as family vehicles. Come along with Vern Eide Acura in Sioux Falls as we explore the Acura SUV lineup.

Which Acura SUV is bigger: RDX or MDX?

If you’re shopping for a new luxury SUV in South Dakota, you may be wondering which Acura SUV is bigger: RDX or MDX? While both vehicles offer spacious cabins, MDX is the bigger Acura SUV with larger exterior and interior dimensions.

2021 Acura RDX Size

Acura SUV Lineup: 2021 RDX Interior Dimensions

RDX Interior Dimensions

RDX Headroom

  • Front Headroom: 40 inches
  • Rear Headroom: 38 inches

RDX Legroom

  • Front Legroom: 42 inches
  • Rear Legroom: 38 inches

RDX Hiproom

  • Front Hiproom: 55 inches
  • Rear Hiproom: 50 inches

RDX Shoulder Room

  • Front Shoulder Room: 60 inches
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 57 inches

RDX Exterior Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 108.3 inches
  • Length: 186.7 inches
  • Height: 65.7 inches
  • Width: 74.8 inches
  • Front track: 64.2 inches
  • Rear Track: 64.7 inches
  • Ground Clearance (unladen): 8.2 inches

2020 Acura MDX Size

Acura SUV Lineup: 2020 MDX Interior Dimensions Image

MDX Interior Dimensions

MDX Headroom

  • Front Headroom: 38.1 inches
  • 2nd-Row Headroom: 38.3 inches
  • 3rd-Row Headroom: 35.6 inches

MDX Legroom

  • Front Legroom: 41.4 inches
  • 2nd-Row Legroom: 36.6 inches
  • 3rd-Row Legroom: 28.1 inches

MDX Shoulder Room

  • Front Shoulder Room: 61.1 inches
  • 2nd-Row Shoulder Room: 59.1 inches
  • 3rd-Row Shoulder Room: 54.7 inches

MDX Hiproom

  • Front Hiproom: 57.5 inches
  • 2nd-Row Hiproom: 57.8 inches
  • 3rd-Row Hiproom: 40.6 inches

MDX Exterior Dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 111.0 inches
  • Length: 196.2 inches
  • Width: 77.7 inches
  • Height: 67.4 inches
  • Front Track: 66.3 inches
  • Rear Track: 66.3 inches
  • Ground Clearance (unladen): 7.3 inches

2021 RDX Model Overview

The hallmark of any new Acura vehicle is the exceptional amount of technology and amenities offered (even at the base trim level). Every 2021 RDX comes standard equipped with a panoramic moonroof, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, AcuraWatch™, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, AcuraLink® Connected Services, and much more. The 2021 RDX is available in seven different paint colors and Sioux Falls drivers can choose from the A-Spec® Package, Advance Package, or Technology Package.

Acura SUV Models: 2021 RDX MPG Jellybean

Acura RDX Fuel Economy

While the 2021 RDX with FWD achieves 22 city MPG / 28 highway MPG / 24 combined MPG, an RDX equipped with SH-AWD® makes 21 city MPG / 27 highway MPG / 23 combined MPG.*

Acura SUV Models: 2021 RDX Powertrain Jellybean

Acura RDX Powertrain

Every 2021 RDX comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission and 2.0L turbo aluminum-alloy 4-cylinder capable of 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Acura SUV Models: 2021 RDX Seating Jellybean

Acura RDX Seating

The 2021 RDX features 104 cubic feet of passenger volume and has a seating capacity of five.

Acura SUV Models: 2021 RDX Cargo Space Jellybean

Acura RDX Cargo Space

All 2021 RDX models are outfitted with an Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Flat-Folding Rear Seatback, rear cargo underfloor storage, and maximum cargo area of 79.8 cubic feet.

2020 MDX Model Overview

Acura’s MDX is the best-selling, three-row luxury SUV of all time and it’s easy to see why. Sioux Falls drivers have six paint colors and four value-packed trim levels to choose from, including the A-Spec Package, Advance Package, Entertainment Package, and Technology Package. Each trim has its own, unique feature set to offer, but even the MDX base model comes standard with a remote-linked power tailgate, power moonroof, sport seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior, heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, USB audio interface, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® streaming audio, AcuraWatch™ safety features, and much more.

Acura SUV Models: 2020 MDX Powertrain Jellybean

Acura MDX Powertrain

All 2020 MDX models come standard equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission and 3.5L direct-injection V6 capable of 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

Acura SUV Models: 2020 MDX Towing Jellybean

Acura MDX Towing

While the 2020 MDX with front-wheel drive carries a 3,500-pound towing capacity, an MDX equipped with SH-AWD® can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Acura SUV Models: 2020 MDX Seating Jellybean

Acura MDX Seating

The 2020 MDX features 132.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and has a seating capacity of seven.

Acura SUV Models: 2020 MDX Cargo Space Jellybean

Acura MDX Cargo Space

Every 2020 MDX comes standard with 60/40 Split Folding 2nd-Row Seats, 50/50 Split Folding 3rd-Row Seats, hidden cargo storage with smart lid, and maximum cargo area of 90.9 cubic feet.

* 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.
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