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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Dodge Durango Review

New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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New 2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Dodge
Durango

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $48,000
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$30,795 to $62,995
Invoice* $36,269 to $45,552 $30,502 to $61,496
MPG - City 21 - 22 13 - 19
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 19 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 6 - 7
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 Dodge Durango than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater 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 Dodge Durango.

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

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 Dodge Durango, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Dodge Durango.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is a little narrower than the Dodge Durango, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Dodge Durango.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX has a lot less horsepower than the Dodge Durango.

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

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