Acura RDX vs Nissan Murano

2019 Acura RDX 

There's a lot that goes into choosing the right midsize SUV to help you tackle the hilly roads throughout the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo areas, especially when you're torn between the Acura RDX and the Nissan Murano. Both these midsize SUVs offer a great deal of performance and features to their respective drivers. But, when it's time to decide, which vehicle do you choose? Our team at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo can help you make up your mind. 

Keep reading this Acura RDX vs. Nissan Murano comparison to see which midsize SUV is the better pick for you!

2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Nissan Murano: Performance & Power

 Both vehicles are equipped with respective 3.5L V6 engines. The Acura RDX features a six-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. The Nissan Murano features a Continuously Variable Transmission, which provides smooth acceleration, but it's often regarded as loud and distracting.

Since both vehicles feature very similar engine styles, one would assume that they would each deliver the same performance. However, the new Acura provides 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Murano, on the other hand, maxes out its performance at 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque.

Media & Connectivity

2019 Acura RDX

Each of these midsize SUVs features a dashboard-mounted screen that provides quick and easy access to media and features. The Acura RDX features a seven-speaker Acura premium sound system, which delivers high-quality audio entertainment, while the Nissan Murano comes standard with a six-speaker system.

Each vehicle comes with an AM/FM radio, USB/auxiliary inputs, and a three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM®, which provides more than 150 stations of varying music genres and audio entertainment. The Acura RDX also features Pandora® connectivity, providing even more options for audio entertainment.

Acura RDX vs Nissan Murano: Safety Features

 The Acura vehicle and the Murano each feature stability and traction control systems that are designed to provide extra control during slippery conditions. Each vehicle even features brake-force distribution. This feature varies the amount of brake pressure that's applied to the front and rear wheels. These midsize SUVs even feature a rearview camera. However, the Acura RDX features the multi-angle rearview camera, which allows you to toggle between views for a better view, while the Murano merely provides one perspective.

2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Nissan Murano

We hope that this comparison of the Acura RDX vs. Nissan Murano illustrated the clear differences between these two midsize SUVs. You learned all about the advantages that the RDX has over the Murano. But you can learn even more about it by taking it out on the road.

Schedule a test drive with us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. We're always happy to help our neighbors in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo make the right decision.


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