2024 Acura RDX vs. 2024 Cadillac XT5 Review

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2024 Acura

MSRP*: $44,350 to $54,150
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2024 Cadillac

MSRP*: $43,895 to $56,795
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MPG - City 21 MPG 18 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 23 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 63.0 ft3
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 235 - 310 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior Length 187.4 in 189.6 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 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

The Acura RDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Cadillac XT5, with comparable head- and legroom. The Acura RDX will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5.

With the Cadillac XT5, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura RDX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Cadillac XT5, it's going to cost you about the same.

The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Cadillac XT5. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Cadillac XT5.

When considering towing capacity, the Acura RDX is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the Cadillac XT5.

The Acura RDX has much lower torque than the Cadillac XT5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Cadillac XT5.