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2018 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Mazda CX-9 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura RDX than the Mazda CX-9. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Mazda CX-9.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-9 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). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-9. 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 Mazda CX-9 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-9, 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 Mazda CX-9.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-9.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Mazda CX-9, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-9 is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-9.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Mazda CX-9, making the Mazda CX-9 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura RDX has less cargo space than the Mazda CX-9, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Mazda CX-9.

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2018 Acura
RDX

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

2017 Mazda
CX-9

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MSRP*: $31,520 - $44,315
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City MPG: 19 - 20 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 7
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 $29,832 - $41,930

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.