Compare 2012 Acura RDX vs 2012 Mazda CX-7

2012 Acura RDX
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
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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
$32,066
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,895
$33,540
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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. 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 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 98.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 184.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 58.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 29.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.7 X 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.9 X 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR18 P235/55HR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3931 4001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 244 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.14
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.55
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Mazda CX-7
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 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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