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2014 Acura RDX vs. 2014 Ford Flex Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
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.

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 Flex, 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 Flex, 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 Flex have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
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.

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

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

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

Utility
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.

Warranty
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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2014 Acura
RDX

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

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
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 - 18
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 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
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $32,430 - $33,726 $27,346 - $39,515

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