2017 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Cadillac XT-5

If you're in the market for a reliable and sophisticated midsize SUV, the Acura RDX and the Cadillac XT-5 should be at the top of your list. Finding out which of these vehicles is right for you can be a tough decision, though, so that's why we're going to help drivers like you in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area.

In this article, we're going to compare the 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Cadillac XT-5 to draw a conclusion as to which vehicle offers you the most. We'll take a look at fuel efficiency, interior space and comfort, and entertainment technology. By the end of this article, you'll know which midsize SUV is right for you.

Acura RDX vs. Cadillac XT-5 Fuel Efficiency

The Acura RDX gets its power from the V6 engine underneath the hood. The Cadillac XT-5 is also outfitted with a V6 engine. Both vehicles are equipped with automatic transmissions.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the 2017 Acura RDX gets an EPA-estimated 20/28 city/highway mpg.* The 2017 Cadillac XT-5, on the other hand, only gets 19/27 city/highway mpg, according to EPA estimates. Although the difference isn't massive, the RDX offers you a more fuel-efficient engine.

Interior Space and Comfort

The 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Cadillac XT-5 are both equipped to carry five passengers. For seating appointments, each vehicle features leatherette seats.

The Acura RDX features a 10-way power adjustable driver seat that contains the two-driver memory setting. This feature will automatically adjust to your preferred seating and mirror placement if you happen to share driving duties.

The Cadillac XT-5 offers an eight-way power adjustable driver seat, but drivers must take the time to adjust to their preferred settings.

In-Vehicle Entertainment Technology

The Acura RDX and the Cadillac XT-5 both feature a wide array of entertainment options like the CD player with MP3 capabilities or the three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM®, which delivers commercial-free audio entertainment.

These vehicles are equipped with Bluetooth® technology. This feature allows you to stay connected with your loved ones by making and receiving hands-free phone calls.

The Acura RDX also offers the SMS Text Message Function. This feature will display and read your incoming text messages. This convenient feature isn't equipped in the Cadillac XT-5.

2017 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Cadillac XT-5 

In this vehicle comparison, you learned about the differences between these two luxury SUVs. You learned that the Acura RDX gets a slightly higher fuel economy than the Cadillac XT-5. You also saw that the RDX offers more adjustment settings for the driver's seat, and it has the memory feature that will allow the car to remember you desired comfort settings.

Lastly, we looked at the entertainment technology features. You saw that both vehicles offer great entertainment amenities, but the RDX features the SMS Text Message Function, which offers more convenience with staying connected to family and friends. Overall, you learned that the 2017 Acura RDX offers you a lot.

To learn more about the 2017 Acura RDX and its impressive features, schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo-the dealership that proudly serves drivers in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area.


*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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