Which Acura SUV is Best for You?

July 14th, 2017 by

Acura MDX

We know that having two different SUVs – three if you count the MDX Sport Hybrid – might make it hard for you to choose a new family vehicle for the daily commute or for camping in Morris County. We think each of the Acura crossovers has something unique to it, so we put together a shopping guide for our Essex and Somerset drivers. Read on to find out which Acura SUV might be right for you.

Acura RDX

While technically a compact crossover, the Acura RDX features a spacious interior and a powerful V6 engine – both features that set it apart from other compact crossovers. With 279 hp and 103.5 cubic feet of passenger space, we would dare to say the RDX easily distances itself from competition like INFINITI QX70 or BMW X3. With seating for up to five passengers, this Acura SUV is a great choice for a young professional on the go or a family that’s just starting out. If you think more than a couple of kids might be in your future, however, you may want something a bit more spacious.

Acura MDX

With three rows and standard seating for up to seven passengers, the Acura MDX is unlike much else on the road – that’s a theme about Acura SUVs, if you haven’t noticed. In production since 2001, the MDX has had plenty of time to show its competitors how things are done, and they have slowly faded away. Even vehicles of similar size, like the INFINITI QX60, often come up short by sliding a third row into the cargo area.

The MDX is engineered for seven passengers as standard and is a smart choice for the family that needs room for themselves and some friends, with 132.7 cubic feet of passenger space and a cargo area that expands to as much as 90.9 cubic feet of storage. Hook up the trailer or the boat for a weekend adventure – the MDX SH-AWD tows as much as 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

If you were drawn to the spacious interior and seating of the MDX but wish for track-infused performance and control, the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is for you. The 321-hp Sport Hybrid powertrain takes a V6 engine and combines it with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), a dual-clutch transmission, and active damper system for unbound performance, strength married to efficiency. Combine supercar DNA with the conveniences of a modern crossover, and you have the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, the SUV for drivers who want to get the most out of their time on the road.

On both the MDX and MDX Sport Hybrid, safety comes standard – AcuraWatch technology helps drivers stay alert, designed to respond to almost any situation.

Test Drive an Acura

Seating for 5 or 7? Advanced hybrid powertrain or standard V6? If you still aren’t sure, it’s okay. Contact Autosport Acura of Denville today to schedule a test drive of an Acura SUV and find the best one for you. We’ll be happy to put you behind the wheel of each one to make your decision easier.