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2018 Porsche Macan GTS vs. 2018 Acura RDX

2018 Porsche Macan GTS vs. 2018 Acura RDX

Engine power, handling, and comfort features are musts for many San Jose and Palo Alto SUV shoppers. So, if the 2018 Porsche Macan GTS and 2018 Acura RDX are on your radar, it’s likely due to their impressive specs and feature-packed interiors. To give you an idea of how these two premium SUVs stack up, the team at Porsche Fremont has put together the following comparison. Look below to compare the Porsche Macan GTS vs. Acura RDX!

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2018 Porsche Macan GTS SUV VS 2018 Acura RDX SUV
360 Horsepower 279
369 lb-ft Torque 252 lb-ft
Optional Air Suspension System Feature Not Offered
Standard Three-Zone Climate Control Feature Not Offered
Standard Navigation System Optional
Standard Lane Departure Warning Optional

Performance & Acceleration

The 2018 Acura RDX SUV is powered by an i-VTEC 3.5L V6 engine rated at 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a 3.0L V6 front-engine, the 2018 Porsche Macan GTS outmatches the Acura RDX with 360 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque on tap. In addition, the Porsche Macan GTS is also the faster SUV. The new Macan GTS zips from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds, while the Acura RDX takes longer to find its footing with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of over 6.2 seconds.

2018 Porsche Macan GTS


2018 Porsche Macan GTS

Capable Handling Features

For precise handling, the RDX and Macan SUVs offer their fair share of technologies. The Macan GTS, however, takes SUV capability a step further. While the RDX benefits from front-wheel drive’s fuel-efficiency, the Macan GTS puts you in complete control with all-wheel drive. As well as offering broader gear ratios than the RDX SUV’s 6-speed automatic transmission, the Macan GTS SUV’s 7-speed automatic includes a SPORT button that alternates between sport and comfort modes. Unlike the Acura RDX, the Porsche Macan GTS also features:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Sport suspension system for a lowered stance
  • OFF-ROAD mode button
  • A longer 110.5-inch wheelbase
  • Chrome-plated stainless-steel sport tailpipes
  • Optional air suspension system

Luxury & Technology

As you’d expect from a luxury SUV, the Acura RDX and Porsche Macan GTS make driver and passenger comfort a top priority. Both cabins offer space for five people, as well as a central display screen, power-adjustable front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, a rearview camera, and a power liftgate. However, if you select the RDX, you’ll be missing out on several of the Macan GTS SUV’s exclusive standard features, such as:

  • Navigation System: As part of the Porsche Communication Management system, the online navigation module includes Google Street View, Google Earth, and an online search function.
  • Three-Zone Climate Control: During San Ramon’s hot summers, you, your front passenger, and your rear passengers will enjoy individual temperature and blower settings.
  • Lane Departure Warning: Using a camera inside the rearview mirror, this system scans the area ahead of the Macan GTS and alerts you if you begin to steer out of your lane unintentionally.
2018 Porsche Macan GTS

Enjoy Greater Power for Your Money!

While the Acura RDX offers much in terms of performance and luxury, it doesn’t stand up to the driver-centrism and capability of the 2018 Porsche Macan GTS. To jump behind the wheel of the Macan GTS, schedule a test drive at Porsche Fremont. Our sales team is available every day of the week!

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