2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX

2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX

Here at Marketplace Mazda, we alternate our model comparison pages between more standard competitors and higher tier luxury competitors. This is due to the dual nature of the Mazda brand offering a luxury experience at a far more affordable price. So, while we’ve previously compared the Mazda CX-5 against its Honda and Toyota counterparts, we’re going to be comparing the 2019 Mazda CX-5 against the 2019 Acura RDX today.

Most car enthusiasts should know that the Acura brand is a luxury lineup offshoot of the Honda company. With a luxury brand, consumers are often buying superior performance, top-of-the-line tech, and many additional luxury features. This obviously means that luxury models are pricier than the more generally thought of consumer brands. So, can the 2019 Mazda CX-5 stand up to the luxury of the 2019 Acura RDX? Let’s find out!

2019 Mazda CX-5


2019 Acura RDX

187 hp / 186 lb-ft Baseline Horsepower / Torque 272 hp / 280 lb-ft
250 hp / 310 lb-ft Upgraded Horsepower / Torque N/A
25 City MPG / 31 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 22 City MPG / 28 Highway MPG
$24,350 Starting MSRP $37,300

2019 Mazda CX-5 Rochester, NY

The 2019 Acura RDX does have an advantage over the 2019 Mazda CX-5 in terms of power on both models’ baseline trim levels. However, that advantage holds in no other area. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has a much better fuel economy and a starting MSRP that’s over $10,000 cheaper than the 2019 Acura RDX. Additionally, you can upgrade to a higher trim of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 with significantly more power while still paying far less than the baseline trim of the 2019 Acura RDX.

Furthermore, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 matches the 2019 Acura RDX in terms of technology and features as well with the following available options:

  • i-ACTIV® AWD
  • Mazda Navigation System
  • Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Advanced Smart City Brake Support
  • Automatic Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • BOSE® Premium Audio
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • And More!

Here at the Marketplace Mazda dealership, we’re expecting shipments of 2019 Mazda CX-5 models soon. At that time, you can visit us to test drive and buy the new 2019 Mazda CX-5. However, you can also browse our inventory for additional 2019 Mazda models and contact us with any questions or concerns. The Marketplace Mazda dealership is located in Rochester, New York within Monroe County.