2016 Acura RDX vs. 2015 Ford Flex Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Flex will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Ford Flex, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Flex. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RDX will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Ford Flex.

Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Ford Flex, 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 Flex.

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

The Acura RDX has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Flex, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Flex is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura RDX and the Ford Flex.

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

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

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2016 Acura

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MSRP*: $35,270 - $36,770

2015 Ford

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MSRP*: $29,100 - $42,400
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.99% --
City MPG: 19 - 20 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 28 - 29 23 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $33,193 - $34,602 $27,427 - $39,538

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