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2022 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Review

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2022 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $40,600 to $53,300
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2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 187.4 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Toyota Highlander, 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). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
The Acura RDX has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Acura RDX seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander.