2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

The crossover SUV segment of the automotive industry is one of the most densely-packed that buyers will face when searching for their next new vehicle. Most automakers have a few options to choose from and most of them a pretty good. To help buyers make the most informed decision possible, the product experts at Spitzer Acura have done some research looking at the differences between the 2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Honda CR-V. Right off the bat, there are few glaring disparities of note with the two crossover SUV models. First, the 2018 MDX is a larger platform with more available passenger and cargo space as well as offering more standard power than the 2018 CR-V. The 2018 Acura MDX is currently available in large numbers at the Spitzer Acura showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive today with a dealership representative by calling, 724-201-0345.

Without question, the 2018 Honda CR-V is one of the strongest models in its class. However, potential owners needing more space and capability would do well to consider the 2018 Acura MDX. The most glaring difference between the two crossover SUVs can be found on the interior. Owners of the 2018 MDX have three rows of seating to work with. The space which can be occupied by up to seven passengers is easily converted into one of the largest cargo areas in the segment. When the rear of the 2018 Acura MDX is properly configured, owners will have up to 90.9 cubic-feet to work with. The smaller Honda CR-V has a maximum allowable cargo volume of just over 75.5 cubic-feet. Additionally, drivers of the 2018 Acura MDX will be able to tow loads up to 3,500 pounds, about one ton more than the capacity of the 2018 Honda CR-V.


2018 Acura MDX


2018 Honda CR-V

3.5-L, V-6 Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
290/276 Horsepower/Torque 184/180
Nine-speed automatic Transmission CVT
90.9 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 75.8 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Potential owners of the 2018 Acura MDX will also have more power to work with, in comparison to those choosing the 2018 Honda CR-V. Each of the three trim grades of 2018 MDX available at Spitzer Acura, Standard, Technology and Advance use the same powertrain setup. Under the hood of the current Acura MDX is a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The standard engine/transmission setup of the 2018 Acura MDX will produce as much as 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Honda CR-V, on the other hand, uses a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a continually variable transmission making 184 horsepower.



An interior photo showing one of the available seating options in the 2018 Acura MDX.
A close up photo of one of the touchscreens available in the 2018 Acura MDX.
A photo of an available entertainment system in the 2018 Acura MDX.
A right profile photo of the 2018 Acura MDX in front of a building.