2021 Acura RDX on a road

Should my next vehicle be a car or an SUV?

Acura sedan vs SUV comparison 

Should your next vehicle be a car or an SUV? Cars or sedans are a good choice for people who travel lightly and want to get the most mileage from the fuel that they buy. SUVs are a great choice for people who want more capability out of their vehicle, such as towing capacity. Keep reading below to learn more about your choice with our Acura sedan vs SUV comparison. 

Acura sedan vs SUV – MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) 

If you’re looking for the least expensive option, then your next vehicle should be a car. However, we know that our customers come with a wide variety of budgets. Check out this chart to find out which model is in your price range. Prices are the most recent ones listed on acura.com for each model. 

interior view of a 2021 Acura RDX

Model name 

Starting MSRP 


Acura ILX Standard



Acura TLX Standard



Acura RLX Standard



Acura RDX Standard



Acura MDX Standard


Acura sedan vs SUV – cargo capacity 

The last main difference between these vehicles Is evidently their size. SUVs can seat more people, usually seven or eight. Sedans or cars usually seat about five passengers. The rear cargo space in each vehicle is also hugely different, as you’ll see in this chart. If you travel with a lot of luggage, you may want to choose an SUV. 

2021 Acura TLX front view

Model name 

Maximum cargo capacity 

Acura ILX (sedan) 

12.4 cubic feet 

Acura TLX (sedan) 

13.5 cubic feet 

Acura RLX (sedan) 

14.9 cubic feet 

Acura RDX (SUV) 

79.8 cubic feet 

Acura MDX (SUV) 

90.9 cubic feet 


Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.