2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX
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$24,150 Starting MSRP $37,300
25/31/28 mpg Fuel Economy (City/Hwy/Combined) 22/28/24 mpg
30.9/59.6 cu. ft. Cargo Space (base/maximum) 29.5/58.9 cu. ft.
39.6 in. Rear Legroom 38.4 in.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 and 2019 Acura RDX are two of the most popular SUVs in recent memory. While the 2019 RDX is available now at Acura dealerships, Mazda customers are still awaiting the arrival of the 2019 Mazda CX-5. Therefore, for the time being, the best way to compare these two SUVs is in a 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX showdown. That said, we’ll be glad to write an updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX research page in the months ahead; of course, that will be after the 2019 Mazda CX-5 arrives at Serra Mazda. So, without further ado, what are some of the biggest differences in the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX comparison?

The starting MSRP of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is $24,150 while the 2019 Acura RDX begins its pricing at $37,300. This initial difference of over $13,000 on their respective starting MSRPs is decidedly the foundation for our 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX comparison. Not only is the 2018 Mazda CX-5 drastically less expensive than the 2019 Acura RDX, but it is also a much better overall value. The savings, for instance, only begin on the base price tag; beyond this, they continue for many, many years to come. More specifically, as estimated by the EPA, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 earns significantly better fuel economy ratings than the 2019 RDX.

Main Differences – Mazda CX-5 vs Acura RDX

With EPA estimates of three more city-mpg and highway-mpg, plus four more combined-mpg—as outlined in our chart above—the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is undeniably the more fuel-efficient of the two.

As if those long-term savings weren’t enough, the Mazda CX-5 can also accommodate more luggage, gear, etc. than the Acura RDX. Furthermore, its spacious interior allows unmatched room for passengers as well as cargo. Take another look at our chart above to see exactly what we mean.

With a more spacious interior, much better fuel economy estimates, and a starting MSRP over $13,000 more affordable than that of its adversary, our 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX comparison concludes in a clear-cut win for the Mazda CX-5.

2018 Mazda CX-5 Front View of Red Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-5 Rear View of Red Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-5 Driver-Seat View of Front Cabin
2018 Mazda CX-5 Passenger-Side View of Front Cabin


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