2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Acura RDX

The 2018 Porsche Macan impresses with its high speed, an array of optional amenities, and GTS edition, which offers maximum performance. But it competes against the 2018 Acura RDX, a crossover SUV with outstanding handling, solid value and excellent safety features. Which of the two is supreme?

Design & Style

The Acura RDX uses five square shaped LED lights which have been carefully integrated. It has alloy wheels which are 17 inches and within the interior, the trim is comprised of matte silver. The Acura RDX is a sharp, but not overly flashy. The Porsche Macan shares a number of similarities with the Porsche Cayenne. The interior features a touchscreen which is located in the center with lots of buttons which are analog inspired. The gauge binnacle is also centralized, with an ignition that is left mounted.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Macan comes with multiple airbags, warnings for lane departures, monitoring for blind spots and the option to upgrade to a camera that is surround view. The interior is quite opulent, with almost everything wrapped in leather and power seats that can be adjusted, along with an audio system comprising ten speakers and headlights which are automatic. Seven-inch touch screens are also available, along with Bluetooth support. The Acura RDX has received excellent safety scores from both the NHTSA and IIHS. Aside from antilock brakes, it also has lots of airbags, all-wheel drive, and adaptive cruise control. Within the cabin passengers will enjoy climate control which is dual zone, lift gates which are powered, moonroof, keyless ignition, seats that can be heated and synthetic leather.


The Porsche Macan is one of the top performing SUVs in its class. It comes with a turbo 4 engine that can produce up to 252 horsepower with 273 pounds of torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to sixty in just over six seconds. The Acura RDX comes equipped with a V6, 3.5-liter engine that can produce a maximum of 279 horsepower with 252 pounds of torque.

The Bottom Line

Both the Porsche Macan and Acura RDX are outstanding SUVs, evenly matched in many areas. However, the interior of the Acura is slightly inferior. The leather is synthetic rather than authentic, the infotainment isn’t top of the line, the second row is too tight, and the back seats are unable to fold flat. Therefore, the Porsche Macan wins, because although the Macan costs more, this is because it offers more.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Macan offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Macan test drive appointment in advance.

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