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2015 Acura RDX vs. 2014 Toyota 4Runner Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Toyota 4Runner, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota 4Runner. 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 Toyota 4Runner have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Toyota 4Runner, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner 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 Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Toyota 4Runner, making the Toyota 4Runner the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura RDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Toyota 4Runner.

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2015 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $34,895 - $36,295

2014 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400
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 3.60% As low as 1.44%
City MPG: 19 - 20 17
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 21 - 22
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $32,777 - $34,073 $30,193 - $39,928

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