Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V

2019 Acura RDX

If you’re looking for a new SUV in Boise, Nampa, and Meridian, you may be thinking about getting behind the wheel of either the Acura RDX or the Honda CR-V. They both offer exciting performance and lots of space for your friends!

Our team at Lyle Pearson Acura wants to help you choose an SUV that fits your lifestyle. That’s why we created this Acura RDX vs. Honda CR-V comparison. Keep reading to see which SUV comes out on top!

Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V: Dynamic Performance

Acura RDX Engine SpecsBoth the Acura RDX and the Honda CR-V are powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. However, you’ll get more out of the powerhouse of an engine in the RDX. It generates up to 272 horsepower, while the engine of the CR-V is maxed out at 190 horsepower.

If you’re looking for a more in-tune driving experience, you’ll get it with the Acura RDX. It comes with standard Sequential SportShift paddle shifters. The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, doesn’t offer the same exhilaration.

Both models have an available all-wheel drive system that will maximize your capability on slick roads. The continuously active Super Handling All-Wheel Drive of the RDX, however, will even enhance your handling on dry roads. Unfortunately, the Real Time all-wheel-drive™ of the CR-V can’t claim the same type of traction.

Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V: Interior Space and Comfort

While both the Honda CR-V and the Acura RDX offer seating for five passengers, you’ll have a bit more room to stretch out in the RDX. It offers 42 inches of legroom up front, while the CR-V only has 41.3 inches.

Acura RDX Interior Space

The Acura RDX also has more room for your cargo. If you’re planning a road trip, it may be the right choice for you. It provides 79.8 cubic feet of storage with the rear seats lowered. The Honda CR-V, on the other hand, only has 75.8 cubic feet to fill up.

When it comes to keeping everyone comfortable on the journey, you’ll find the RDX more relaxing. It comes standard with heated front seats, while they are only available options for the CR-V. The Acura RDX also has an exclusive GPS-linked Climate Control system that monitors the impact of the sun and adjusts the cabin temperature accordingly.

RDX vs CR-V: Innovative Technology

Acura RDX InteriorThanks to the AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing® safety suites, both SUVs come equipped with a wide range of similar driver-assistive technologies. They include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation

Still, it may be easier to stay connected in the Acura RDX. It comes standard with the 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display, while the display of the Honda CR-V is a mere seven inches. While both models offer Apple CarPlay™ integration, it only comes standard on the RDX.

Finally, you’ll only get the ease of use that comes with the True Touchpad Interface™ in the Acura RDX. It directly corresponds with the display and is slightly concave. So, you’ll be able to find the center and stay focused on the road!

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Acura RDX vs Honda CR-V: We Have a Winner!

When it comes to the Acura RDX vs. Honda CR-V, technology, performance, and comfort has decided the winner: it’s the Acura RDX. If you want a more exhilarating ride with advanced connectivity, it might be just what you need for your drives through Boise, Nampa, and Meridian.

Schedule a test drive at Lyle Pearson Acura today!

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