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2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Traverse than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Traverse. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura RDX and the Chevrolet Traverse have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura RDX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Traverse.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Traverse.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Chevrolet Traverse, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Traverse is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Chevrolet Traverse, making the Chevrolet Traverse the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura RDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Chevrolet Traverse.

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2018 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,800 - $44,000

2018 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $29,930 - $52,050
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City MPG: 19 - 20 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 25 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $33,995 - $41,763 $29,780 - $49,448

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.