Acura SUVs offer space for the whole family, lots of cargo room, and a stylish design. They'll also look good when you're running errands, carry everything you need, and help you maintain traction and stability on wet roads.

Which one is right for you, though? The team at Maus Acura of North Tampa put together this 2020 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Acura RDX comparison to help families in Westchase, Tampa, and Pebble Creek, FL, decide.

2020 Acura MDX vs 2021 Acura RDX Quick Facts

With a couple turbocharged engines and lots of storage space, the Acura MDX and the RDX can make your daily commute more fun. They also offer Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ on every trim level, so you can enjoy traction and stability on wet roads, too.

The 2020 MDX is a larger SUV and features an extra row of seats. With 132.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, all three rows offer enough space to stretch out. While the RDX only comes with two rows, it also gives you enough room to relax with 104 cubic feet of passenger space. Plus, with folding seats, each SUV can carry lots of bags and boxes for you, too.

2020 Acura MDX


2021 Acura RDX

3.5L V6


2.0L 4-cylinder

290 HP


272 HP

267 lb-ft


280 lb-ft

7 people

Seating Capacity

5 people

68.4 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Room

58.9 cubic feet

Luxury SUV Interiors

Whether you're waiting in the carpool lane or doing some shopping, both Acura SUVs will make your daily drives feel like a joyride. Sport seats come standard in both the 2020 Acura MDX and the 2021 Acura RDX.

The base trims include leatherette seating, but leather upholstery is also available. While the MDX gives you a pair of third-row seats, both SUVs offer lots of ways to get comfortable with standard 12-way power adjustable front seats.

Once you've gotten comfortable, you'll have some of the latest technology at your fingertips. The MDX offers a pair of monitors in the dashboard, while the RDX features one wide screen on top of the dashboard. Both of them can help you enjoy your favorite music, stay connected, or get directions using some of the following features:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D View

Acura Safety Features

You'll have peace of mind in both the 2020 Acura MDX and the 2021 Acura RDX. They'll help protect your most precious cargo with seven airbags and lots of smart safety features. For example, AcuraWatch™ comes standard on every trim level. It helps prevent accidents with intelligent driver-assistance features, such as:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System

You'll also get to see what's around your SUV. A Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines comes standard in both the MDX and the RDX. It will help you see what's behind your vehicle when you're backing up. To see more, you can upgrade to the Surround-View Camera System. It uses a series of cameras to create a bird's-eye view of your SUV.

Test Drive a Stylish Acura SUV

To learn more about our 2020 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Acura RDX comparison, visit the team at Maus Acura of North Tampa and test drive the one that's right for you. Each one offers a safe and comfortable drive to families in Westchase, Tampa, and Pebble Creek, FL.

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