2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Honda CR-V

The small crossover segment is stocked with vehicles that deliver versatile performance in a compact and practical body style. Looking at the 2018 Acura RDX vs the 2018 Honda CR-V will help compare two models in this segment.

The 2018 Acura RDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Performance numbers for this engine check in at 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Honda CR-V offers two four-cylinder engine options. Standard equipment includes a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The CR-V also offers an available turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Both crossovers offer all-wheel drive as an available feature.

2018 Acura RDX


2018 Honda CR-V

3.5-liter V-6 Base Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder
279 horsepower, 252 pound-feet torque Top Engine Performance 190 horsepower, 179 pound-feet torque
76.9 cubic feet Max Cargo Space 75.8 cubic feet
5 Seating Capacity 5

2018 Acura RDX Interior and Features

The 2018 Acura RDX and 2018 Honda CR-V both offer seating for up to 5 people. With the rear seats in place, the RDX offers 26.1 cubic feet of storage space. Folding down the rear seats increases this number to 76.9 cubic feet. The maximum storage capacity of the CR-V checks in at 75.8 cubic feet.

A wide variety of features and technology systems will be offered on the 2018 Acura RDX. This includes multiple driver assistance and safety features. RDX models offer Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Blind Spot Information (BSI), Multi-View Rear Camera with Guidelines and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

Other technology features offered on the 2018 RDX include:

  • Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity.
  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
  • Power moonroof.
  • Push-button start.
  • Keyless access.
  • HD Radio.
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio.