2020 Acura RDX vs. Its Competition

2020 Acura RDX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The RDX faces stiff competition, especially from Germany.

We like the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class for its graceful lines and high-buck interior, even if it could be thriftier.

The Audi Q5 nails it when it comes to packaging, features, and styling, though it can feel sterile.

BMW’s X3 has stayed the course when it comes to sportiness, but watch its price tag.

The Infiniti QX50 boasts a high-tech engine and its modest sales may mean discounts.

Though it’s starting to show its age, the sublime Volvo XC60 might be the one we’d actually choose.

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list.
7.2
The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good.
7.5
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
7.2
The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
6.2
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a beautiful package of technological innovations—in places visible and not visible.
7.3
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
$37,600N/AN/A$41,000$36,650$39,800
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWDPremium 3.0 TFSI quattroN/AsDrive30i Sports Activity VehiclePURE FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
55N/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilityN/ASports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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