2019 Acura RDX vs 2018 Porsche Macan

Luxury SUVs have so much to offer the modern driver, from a comfortable, spacious cabin to a sleek exterior look. Not to mention, luxury models are known for offering the latest tech features and top-quality performance components. The problem many luxury SUV shoppers face, however, is trying to decide which model is best suited for them.

Since Acura and Porsche are among the favorite luxury brands, we thought it fitting to compare the 2019 Acura RDX and 2018 Porsche Macan to help prospective buyers learn about the key similarities and differences between them. Come along with us as we explore the RDX and Macan!

2019 Acura RDX Base


2018 Porsche Macan Base

$37,300* Starting MSRP $47,800
272-horsepower, 2.0L I-4 Base Engine 252-horsepower, 2.0L I-4
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
29.5 / 58.9 cubic feet Cargo Volume (min/max) 17.7 / 53 cubic feet
Right off the bat, it’s worth mentioning that the 2019 Acura RDX is available for a more affordable starting price than the 2018 Porsche Macan. Along with a lower cost, the RDX also happens to offer more power, better fuel economy, and a number of other standard elements that are only optional on the Porsche Macan. Both SUVs offer comfortable seating space for five passengers, though the RDX has a larger cargo capacity. Both models also come with Bluetooth® compatibility and dual-zone automatic climate control, along with a number of other similar features. The 2019 RDX base model adds heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and a sunroof, all of which are just optional on the Macan base trim.

Get the Acura RDX in the Bay Area, CA!

Although the Porsche Macan is an excellent vehicle and a worthy competitor, the 2019 Acura RDX stands out in more ways than one. In addition to the elements mentioned above, drivers who choose the RDX can also choose from multiple package options, including the sporty A-Spec® Package, luxurious Advance Package, and convenient Technology Package. Schedule a test drive with our team at Marin Acura when you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the new RDX.
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.