2022 Acura RDX vs. Its Competition

2022 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.

Though it’s starting to show its age, the sublime Volvo XC60 has a fabulous interior and multiple drivetrain choices.

The Infiniti QX50 boasts a high-tech engine and can wear quilted leather, but still manages to feel somewhat pedestrian.

2022 Acura RDX2022 Acura RDXGet Your Price2021 Audi Q5 Sportback2021 Audi Q5
2021 BMW X32021 BMW X32021 Infiniti QX502021 INFINITI QX50Get Your Price2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC300)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC ClassGet Your Price2021 Volvo XC602021 Volvo XC60
Quick Specs
The 2022 Acura RDX sports scads of space and strong turbo-4 power to please wagon fans and sport-sedan drivers equally well.
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
The 2021 Infiniti QX50 is a tech-forward crossover SUV with a plush interior that nonetheless can feel like a wallflower.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric 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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