Comparison - Acura MDX Base 2016 - vs - Acura RLX Sport Hybrid 2019

General

Acura MDX Base 2016
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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
47,619
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
$
61,900
Updated: 
11 Oct 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
15.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Pearl
#292929
Dark Cherry Pearl
#572C35
Lunar Silver Metallic
#AAAAAA
Modern Steel Metallic
#616066
White Diamond Pearl
#D9D8D6
Color: 
Platinum White Pearl
#D4D4D2
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E828A
Modern Steel Metallic
#424346
Fathom Blue Pearl
#0D3360
Gilded Pewter Metallic
#554C44
Majestic Black Pearl
#161415
Brilliant Red Metallic
#890C1D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

It may not have the bulletproof branding of some competitors, but the RLX is not without charms. Its old beak grille has finally been replaced by a prettier pentagonal nose, and a sharp 10-speed automatic now pairs to the standard 310-hp V-6 engine. Our choice is the Sport Hybrid, which uses a 377-hp powertrain derived from the one used in the NSX and has Acura’s SH-AWD system to aid handling. We like driving the RLX, but the lack of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto still stings.

Pros
Strong performance,
comfortable seats,
standard driver aids,
high value.

Cons
Invisible styling,
slow navigation system,
complex two-screen infotainment interface,
subpar paint quality.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RLX wraps a forward-thinking powertrain in a comfortable but cookie-cutter package.

Pros
Supple ride
Supportive front seats
Good fuel economy for hybrid
Excellent audio system
Hybrid all-wheel drive

Cons
Banal sedan shape
Dual-screen infotainment
Dated cabin styling
Small rear seat
No options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Acura RLX comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.The RLX carries over into 2019 unchanged.

PROS
Sport Hybrid model offers fast, fuel-efficient acceleration
Long list of standard safety and convenience features
Spacious cabin and seating, especially for rear passengers

CONS
Dual-screen infotainment system isn't intuitive to use
Interior design looks dated
Steering feels disconnected from the road
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
341ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 200rpm
377hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
40.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric speed-proportional power steering
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.60in
198.10in
Width: 
77.20in
74.40in
Height: 
67.60in
57.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
4.50in
Front Track: 
66.30in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
38.80in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
55.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
59.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.50in
54.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
15.20degrees
Curb Weight: 
3960.00lbs
4380.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Remote window operation
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three zone climate control
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Element antenna
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Radio data system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Krell Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
14 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0
19 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#202020
Graystone, leather
#8E8B85
Parchment, leather
#CEBFA2
Color: 
Ebony
#515050
Graystone
#7F7F7F
Seacoast
#BEB599
Espresso
#3F241C