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2022 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Ford Explorer Review

Picture of the 2022 Acura RDX

2022 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $40,600 to $53,300
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Picture of the 2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $35,510 to $55,630
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 18 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 87.8 ft3
Engine
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 10-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 300 - 400 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 - 5,600 lbs
Exterior Length 187.4 in 198.8 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 78.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer 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 Explorer, 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 Explorer, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, 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 Explorer.

Performance
The Acura RDX has a little less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.