Compare 2012 Acura RDX vs 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Mazda CX-7

2012 Acura RDX
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2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Mazda CX-7
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
RDX FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
Select style
2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
Select style
AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 17 21 $32,066 $33,540
CX-7 AWD 4-Door s Touring 17 21 $26,923 $28,155
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i SV 20 27 $21,555 $22,190
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Sport 20 27 $22,337 $22,995
CX-7 FWD 4-Door i Touring 20 27 $25,826 $26,590
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Grand Touring 18 24 $30,443 $31,840
CX-7 FWD 4-Door s Touring 18 24 $25,300 $26,455
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,481
$23,098
$32,066
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,895
$24,595
$33,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$410 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting. The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. If you'd rather not be seen in a minivan and think most crossovers are a snooze to drive, the 2012 Mazda CX-7 is a great alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 31 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.5 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 38.3 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.1 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.6 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 101.5 98.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.6 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.4 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.1 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 71.6 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.6 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.8 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 178.3 184.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 65.1 64.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61.6 63.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 37.2 29.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 70.9 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 X 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 15.3 18.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 3.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.7 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.3 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P225/65TR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P225/65TR17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD - T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 225 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3931 3365 4001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD - 19 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 7.0 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 163 @ 4400 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 2.4L/144 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 185 @ 7000 244 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 31 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.44 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.73 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.65 4.14
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.03 1.55
Trans Type
5 5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.53 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.00 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.51 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Honda CR-V Mazda CX-7
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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