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2014 Acura RDX vs. 2014 Subaru Tribeca Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Subaru Tribeca. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Subaru Tribeca.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Acura RDX, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru Tribeca.

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 Subaru Tribeca, 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. The Acura RDX will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Tribeca.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Subaru Tribeca. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Subaru Tribeca, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Acura RDX has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Tribeca, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

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


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2014 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $34,520 - $35,920
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Tribeca

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MSRP*: $34,095
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.66% --
City MPG: 19 - 20 16
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 --
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
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 $31,962

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