You may think that comparing these two medium sized, luxuriously equipped midsize family SUVs would be an exercise in futility as premium shoppers never cross shop mainstream brands. Besides, there is just no way that a Ford can cost about the same as a fancy pants luxury brand SUV from Acura, right? Well, the truth of the matter, as we recently discovered, is that both the 2013 Edge Limited AWD and the 2013 Acura RDX all-wheel drive model with the Tech option both sticker for just a bit over $40,000 fully loaded with a similar amount of goodies.
And on paper the Ford lacked for nothing when it came to competing with the Acura in engine power, utility, luxury features and even a touch of upscale style. Could it be true that the Acura RDX only seems superior because of its “luxury” brand badging? Well before you head off and blow $40,000 on your next family SUV be sure you know whether or not you are going to buy the best vehicle or just the one that might impress your neighbors more. Who knows? It could do both.