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2022 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2022 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $40,600 to $53,300
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Picture of the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2022 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $39,555 to $51,460
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 34 - 35 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)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 187.4 in 194.9 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Acura RDX does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers.