Mazda is the luxury brand without the luxury price. It should come as no surprise that in our 2019 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Acura RDX comparison the Mazda CX-5 comes in at over $13,000 less than the Acura, but what is surprising is how well it still compares. You can also try a new Mazda CX-5 at Holiday Mazda in Fond du Lac near Beaver Dam, Slinger, and Oshkosh, WI.
2019 Mazda CX-5
2019 Acura RDX
|24-City/31-Highway||Standard Efficiency (MPG)||22-City/28-Highway|
|3,500 Pounds||Max Towing||Not Available|
|Available||Heads-Up Display||Not Available|
Efficiency will always be a big deal. The less money you have to burn sticking fuel into your car the better. That’s why the 2019 Mazda CX-5 is not only efficient with its base engine (the numbers listed above) but it’s also efficient with the top turbo powerplant.
The turbo engine with all-wheel drive almost ties the RDX with front-wheel drive with 22 city mpg and 27 highway mpg. For the sake of comparison, the base AWD RDX gets 21 city mpg and 27 highway mpg.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is ready to tow. It offers a standard towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. This is enough to tow a wide variety of stuff from small boats to trailers with all your recreational toys.
On the other side of the coin, the Acura RDX does not list any towing capacity. Though it likely does have some ability, it has not been designed for towing nor has it had to undergo the stress testing involved in rating a vehicle for towing.
To qualify as a luxury vehicle in the modern vehicle landscape, you not only have to provide comfort with things like heated and ventilated seats, automatic climate control, and push-button start, but you also have to provide the tech.
Not only does the Mazda CX-5 provide those comforts in 2019, but it also has a huge number of tech features including an innovative heads-up driving display that puts all the most important info right in your line of sight. You’ll feel like you’re flying a jet fighter, and you practically are.