2022 Acura MDX vs 2021 Acura RDX

Acura MDX

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower290 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 26
  • Seats7

Acura RDX

  • Standard Engine2.0L I-4
  • Horsepower272 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 28
  • Seats5

Specs at a Glance

As an all-new crossover SUV, the 2022 Acura MDX is loaded with exciting features. The 2021 Acura RDX also boasts lots of upgrades compared to previous years. We will explore the main features of these luxury SUVs.


The 2022 MDX is powered by a V6 gasoline engine that generates up to 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Standard on the Type S edition, a turbocharged 3.0 L engine delivers 355 hp and 354 lb-ft of peak torque. This high-output powertrain has a towing rating of 5,000 pounds. The 2021 RDX extracts a maximum of 272 hp and 280 lb-ft from a 2.0 L turbo engine, paired with the Idle Stop technology.

Both Acura models have an automatic transmission system with ten shifting speeds. You will also get extra leverage from the Sequential SportShift function. Both luxury crossover SUVs roll on the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive that offers a dynamic ride on paved roads. Some advanced mechanical technologies available for these high-end Acura vehicles include the Agile Handling Assist and Amplitude Reactive Dampers. Several modes are accessible from the Integrated Dynamics System.


The 2022 MDX and 2021 RDX flaunt the Jewel Eye LED headlights that generate optimum illumination of your projected path. You can also add the Chicane LED headlights to the MDX model. Both Acura crossover SUVs have fog lights that are powered by LED. Featuring the all-new Dragon Tail design, LED taillights are optional for the RDX. A tailgate spoiler with a Gloss Black finish is standard on this model. Additionally, this high-end vehicle offers 20-inch wheels with the Shark Gray design and a five-spoke configuration. You may add 20-inch wheels with the Phantom Violet Pearl finish on the Acura MDX.


The all-new True Touchpad Interface technology is installed in the 2022 MDX and 2021 RDX. You could use this hardware to access the multimedia suite during a drive. Measuring 12.3 inches, the HD Dual-Content Center Display is standard in the MDX model. You can also look at the 12.3-inch HD Precision Cockpit or the 10.5-inch head-up display. The 2021 RDX's HD Dual-Content Center Display measures slightly more than 10.0 inches. Both Acura crossover SUVs have the latest AcuraLink services that are optimized for smartphones. Additionally, you could glance at the 3D View and other advanced features on the Acura Navigation System available in both models.

For more information on the 2022 Acura MDX and 2021 RDX, reach out to our friendly representatives today! Our team at Acura Of Peoria is happy to assist in your car-buying journey.

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Photos are for illustration purposes only. Models shown are the 2022 Acura MDX A-Spec and 2021 Acura RDX A-Spec.

Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

* 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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