2018 Acura RDX and 2018 Cadillac XT5 both in white in a side by side comparison. 2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Cadillac XT5

2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Cadillac XT5

There is no denying the overwhelming popularity of compact crossover SUVs. The level of competition in this class reaches its peak in the luxury segment. A comparison of the 2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Cadillac XT5 very clearly illustrates how difficult it can be for customers to shop for a new vehicle. The 2018 Acura RDX, available at the Spitzer Acura showroom, offers strong performance scores when compared to the 2018 Cadillac XT5 as well as very passenger-friendly interior dimensions. One of the innovations Acura has made with the 2018 RDX is that the automaker doesn't offer the crossover SUV in traditional trim grades, instead Spitzer Acura customers can choose three available options packages.  

Both of these crossover SUVs have a lot going for them. The things that will help buyers make their final decision will come down to some very minute details. For instance, independent reviews have had quite a lot of positive things to say about the 2018 Acura RDX. One area where the 2018 RDX is able to challenge the 2018 XT5 is with rear passenger legroom. When the interior of properly configured, passengers sitting in the back seat of the 2018 RDX can have up to 38.1 inches of legroom. A very clear victory for the 2018 RDX over the 2018 XT5 comes with available cargo space. Owners of the RDX can easily manipulate the rear seats and other interior elements to make almost 80 cubic-feet of cargo volume available. 

2018 Acura RDX 2018 Cadillac XT5
3.5-liter, V-6 Engine 3.6-liter, V-6
Six-speed automatic Transmission Eight-speed automatic
79.6 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 63 cu.-ft.
FWD: 20/18*
AWD: 19/27*
Fuel Economy FWD: 19/26
AWD: 19/26

2018 RDX vs. 2018 XT5: Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

Both the 2018 Acura RDX and 2018 Cadillac XT5 use engines with very similar displacement figures and the amount of power produced is very close as well. In fact, the same independent reviews that gave high marks to the interior of the 2018 Acura RDX were very impressed with the crossover SUV's acceleration prowess. Additionally, the 2018 Acura RDX posts fuel economy estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency that are better than, or equal to, what is offered to the 2018 Cadillac XT5 depending on how a customer chooses to have their Acura crossover SUV equipped.  

*Based on 2018 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 models only) and other factors. 

Silver 2018 Acura RDX travelling down a road with mountains on the side
2018 Acura RDX in white driving on a rural road with trees in the background

The driver's cockpit of the 2018 Acura RDX has its controls in easy reach
Back seat of the 2018 Acura RDX with a cream colored upholstery. The 2018 RDX has plenty of rear legroom

Blue 2018 Acura RDX left profile. Which packages are available with the 2018 Acura RDX

What packages are available for the 2018 Acura RDX?

The 2018 Acura RDX comes well equipped at the standard level, which includes things like heated front seats, a Power Tailgate, and a Multi-View Rear Camera – but one of the real joys of an Acura is being able to add even more luxury to it. Take a look below to see what packages are available for the 2018 Acura RDX. 

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