2019 Acura RDX vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2019 Acura RDX competes with some heavy hitters from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, and more.

The Audi Q5 is appealing for its ride quality, engine performance, and distinguished looks, but its back seat is tight.

The BMW X3 brings a sportier flair to the segment while also delivering luxury.

It will be priced higher than the Acura.

The same can be said of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, especially the performance-oriented GLC43 models.

Volvo's XC60 is smooth and luxurious, and it offers hybrid power.

Finally, the latest Infiniti QX50 has new architecture, a fantastic new interior, and a complex new turbo-4 under the hood.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Acura RDX takes a clean-sheet approach to sporty utility, and that makes it the second-best thing in its showroom, apart from the NSX.
It’s easy to see why buyers increasingly pick luxury compact crossovers like the 2019 Audi Q5; it’s comfortable and quick with plenty of room.
The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a beautiful package of technological innovations—in places visible and not visible.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class uses a plush ride and a lush cabin to captivate crossover crowds—and trumps it all with the AMG card.
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWDPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehiclePURE FWDGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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