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2014 Acura RDX vs. 2014 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Ford Explorer, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Acura RDX or the Ford Explorer, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Ford Explorer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, 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 Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura RDX and the Ford Explorer are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

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

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

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

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2014 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $34,520 - $35,920
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2014 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,015 - $41,675
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.66% As low as 5.63%
City MPG: 19 - 20 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 22 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,430 - $33,726 $28,288 - $38,862

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