2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Chevrolet Traverse: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Review

New 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura
RDX

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New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*
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$37,800 to $47,900
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$29,800 to $53,200
Invoice* $35,890 to $45,458 $29,770 to $50,753
MPG - City 21 - 22 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 25 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Chevrolet Traverse than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Traverse. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, 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 Chevrolet Traverse.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Chevrolet Traverse, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura RDX has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Acura RDX seats a lot fewer people than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Acura RDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

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