2021 Acura RDX vs 2022 Acura MDX

2021 Acura RDX vs 2022 Acura MDX
2021 Acura RDX 2022 Acura MDX


2.0L Turbo I-4 3.5L V6


272 hp 290 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/28 * 19/26 *

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 7 Passengers

  Cargo Space

79.8 cu. ft. ** 95.0 cu. ft. **

2021 Acura RDX vs 2022 Acura MDX

Serving Memphis, TN

The Acura RDX and the Acura MDX are impressive crossovers that many of our customers at Acura of Memphis are drawn to. With their exceptional performance capabilities, premium features, and overall exciting mix of features, they both offer plenty for drivers to love. We take pride in supporting our customers throughout selecting a new crossover that lives up to high standards. After getting familiar with the 2021 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Acura MDX, which crossover will you pick?


The 2021 Acura RDX sits below the 2022 MDX in the lineup, so it is understandably a smaller model with a more affordable base MSRP. The RDX’s 2.0-liter turbo engine will excite you with its production of 272 horsepower. The MDX’s V6, 3.5-liter engine raises the bar by producing 290 horsepower. These engines are both linked to a 10-speed auto transmission. Both models have front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive offered as an optional upgrade.


The RDX is a five-passenger crossover that has sharp angles and chrome accents throughout. These beautiful touches are combined with stardust mesh on the grille, a short and rounded nose, a strong curve through the roof, and a diagonal personality line through the doors. The MDX, on the other hand, is a seven-passenger vehicle with a longer, flatter hood. While the MDX’s nose is curved, it has a more squared-off look than the RDX’s nose. Also, the sides are defined by horizontal accents that draw attention to the MDX’s size.


While the 2021 RDX and the 2022 MDX share premium materials and features like a panoramic moonroof, heated seats, AcuraWatch™, and a multi-view camera, these crossovers are notably different. For example, the 2021 Acura RDX has a dual-zone auto climate control system, a premium sound system with nine speakers, a 10.2-inch central display screen, and a touch control pad. In comparison, the 2022 Acura MDX comes with a 12.3-inch central display screen, ceiling-mounted speakers, ambient lighting, a wireless charging pad, and wireless connectivity to the smart device apps.

Both of these Acura crossovers leave no room for disappointment, and this can make it challenging to make a final selection. To get more familiar with the 2021 RDX and the 2022 MDX in person, schedule your visit to Acura of Memphis today.

* 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.