Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V

Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V

What are you looking for in your next SUV? Is it a capable and versatile performance? How about spacious and comfortable dimensions? Maybe state-of-the-art technology? Luckily, you can have all three, with either the Acura RDX or the Honda CR-V.

Before you hit the streets of Westwood, Dedham, Needham, and Norwood, MA, though, you’ll want to read through this Acura RDX vs. Honda CR-V comparison.

Then, when you’ve settled on your favorite, give us a call at Ira Acura Westwood!

Acura RDX vs. Honda CR-V Quick Facts


Acura RDX

Honda CR-V

Standard Horsepower

272 HP

190 HP

Standard Torque

280 lb-ft

179 lb-ft

Maximum Cargo Volume

79.8 cubic feet

75.8 cubic feet

Acura RDX Engine Specs

RDX vs CR-V Performance Specs

At the forefront of these impressive SUVs is their powerful and flexible performance. What's the best way to see how they stack up? Well, let’s first take a look at their engine output.

The Acura RDX utilizes a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that helps you accelerate with ease, with 272 standard horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The 1.5L turbocharged engine of the CR-V, on the other hand, comes standard with only 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. So, if it’s power you’re after, the RDX is the way to go.

The performance in the RDX is elevated to another level, with both a 10-speed automatic transmission and the available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system.

Acura RDX Interior Space

RDX vs CR-V Interior Space

Both SUVs are built for comfort as well. That’s more than evident in the interior space that each has to offer.

For example, to go along with its comprehensive collection of comfort features, the Acura RDX provides the following interior measurements:

  • Headroom (front/rear): 40 inches/38 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42 inches/38 inches
  • Hip room (front/rear): 55 inches/50 inches
  • Shoulder room (front/rear): 60 inches/57 inches

On top of all that, the RDX provides up to 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space to store everything from your golf clubs to your luggage for a weekend getaway in Boston.

Now, while the CR-V stands fairly equal when it comes to passenger space, it maxes out at 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space, with the rear seats down. So, on your next outing, you may have to leave a few items behind.

Acura RDX Interior Technology

RDX vs CR-V Infotainment & Safety Tech

Lastly, both the Acura RDX and the Honda CR-V are loaded from top to bottom with impressive suites of technology to help you entertain, connect, and stay safe.

Both models come standard with all of the infotainment features you need, including smartphone integration for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You’ll also have Bluetooth® technology and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio in each as well.

It’s in regard to safety and driver assistance tech that the Acura RDX once again sets itself apart.

With the AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver assist system, you’ll have a slew of intuitive safety features by your side, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Traffic Sign Recognition

On top of all that, the RDX also comes with the available Surround-View Camera System. This intelligent feature provides a bird's-eye view of your SUV to help you squeeze into those small and pesky parking spots.

The Verdict: Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V

All in all, both the Acura RDX and the Honda CR-V are impressive SUVs that can elevate your commutes around Westwood, Dedham, Needham, and Norwood, Massachusetts. However, with the added power, the extra cargo space, and all of the tech you’ve dreamed of, the Acura RDX is the clear standout.

To take the RDX for a test drive, contact us at Ira Acura Westwood today!

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