2022 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2022 Acura RDX Comparison

2022 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2022 Acura RDX
2022 MAZDA CX-5 2022 Acura RDX
Starting MSRP *
  $27,475 $40,100
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Available
Torque **
  186 lb-ft to 320 lb-ft 280 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) 1
  24/30 22/28
Trim Levels
  8 trim levels 5 trim levels
Rear Leg Room
  39.6 in. 38.0 in.

2022 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2022 Acura RDX

Serving Brighton, MI

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover that boldly delivers above expectations in areas like performance, style, and features. You may be comparing it to the Acura RDX, a luxury crossover with a far more expensive price tag. A detailed comparison of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 to the 2022 RDX may reveal surprising facts that help you make a confident buying decision.


The Mazda CX-5 is a stunning crossover SUV from front to rear. Its nose is perfectly curved with a smooth, cascading hood, a chrome-underscored grille, and angled, piercing headlights. A crisp angle breaks up the smooth side surfaces through the upper door panels and horizontal definition on the lower panels. Sharper corners define the RDX’s style through the pentagon-shaped grille and the rigid, underscored headlights. The roofline is raked, and this impacts headroom in the back row. The sides have a ribbon of black molding floating through the lower door panels.


The sophisticated, sleek style of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 carries into the cabin. Its look is defined by metal accents, premium seating materials, and a floating display unit at the top of the center stack. The expansive center console ascends to the auto climate management system’s controls. Select or all trims have a push-button ignition, a digital instrumentation gauge, a high-level sound system, app connectivity, and more. The RDX’s interior has a unique center stack and console. The console has a touch control pad for the infotainment system. Above it is an L-shaped portal that holds push-button gear selectors and a rotary gear selector. This elongated unit is elevated. Above it, you will find the central display screen and the climate system’s controls.


These models stand apart in their included and available safety features as well. Every 2022 Mazda CX-5 comes with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, and lane departure mitigation. Higher-level trims add a surround-view camera, parking sensors, and rear auto braking. The 2022 RDX has a few advanced safety features as well. Equipment found across all trim levels includes adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, forward collision mitigation, and lane-keep assist.

You can see that the Mazda CX-5 excels in notable areas. Are you ready to experience the exciting capabilities of the Mazda CX-5 through a test drive? Connect with the Serra Mazda Brighton sales team today to make arrangements.

* MSRP excludes taxes, title, license fees and $1,225 destination charge (Alaska $1,270). Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

** 320 lb-ft Torque with 93 Octane Premium Unleaded Fuel.

1. EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.