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.
6.5
The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good.
7.0
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
7.3
The 2020 Volvo XC60 delivers all the feel and substance of a luxury car, without any ostentatious attitude.
MSRP From   
$37,800$43,300$42,500$40,150
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled 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 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name   
FWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroGLC 300 SUVT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Audi Q52020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Volvo XC60