Crossover Comparison: 2021 Acura RDX Vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4


2021 Acura RDXVS2021 Toyota RAV4
Acura RDX
2.0-liter Turbo 4-cylinderEngine2.5-liter 4-cylinder
272 hp & 280 lb-ft of torquePerformance203 hp & 184 lb-ft of torque
Fuel Economy28/35
AvailableAll-Wheel Drive (AWD)Available
10-speed automaticTransmission8-speed automatic
16 speakersAvailable Audio System11 speakers
AvailableSurround-View Camera SystemOptional Package
AvailableHead-Up Display (HUD)Not Available
StandardMulti-Angle Rearview CameraNot Available
StandardAndroid Auto™ & Apple CarPlay®Standard
Available Features On The 2021 Acura RDX
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
  • Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio
  • Acura Navigation System
  • Milano Leather Seats
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Surround-View Camera
  • Leather Seats with UltraSuede® Trim
  • Panoramic Moonroof
FeaturesAvailable Features On The 2021 Toyota RAV4
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Integrated Fog Lights
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats
  • Smart Key System
  • Power Moonroof

How The Acura RDX Stacks Up Against The Toyota RAV4

The 2021 Acura RDX and 2021 Toyota RAV4 are both compact crossovers, but that’s about where the similarities end. Like other Acura automobiles, the new RDX is a premium and luxurious vehicle that compares favorably to its nearest competition from Toyota in many ways.

The 2021 Acura RDX makes for the ideal vehicle if you’re after a powerful, advanced and upscale new crossover. With its standard 272-hp turbocharged engine and available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, the RDX outperforms the Toyota RAV4 by a wide margin in both power and handling.

Being a premium luxury vehicle, the new Acura RDX boasts a higher starting MSRP than the value-priced Toyota RAV4. However, when you begin equipping the Toyota to try and match the Acura’s level of amenities, the price of the RAV4 quickly rises and no longer appears to be such a good value.

No matter how you equip the 2021 Toyota RAV4, however, it cannot match the Acura RDX’s potent 272-hp turbocharged powertrain! From its premium Milano leather to its panoramic moonroof and 16-speaker premium audio system, there are many amenities you’ll only find on the Acura in this head-to-head comparison.

Upgrade To The A Premium RDX Crossover Today

If you are shopping for a well-appointed new crossover around the Bloomfield, NJ, area, then shop and visit our nearby Acura auto dealership, where you can discover a full selection of new Acura RDX premium crossovers for sale. With our competitive pricing and favorable finance and lease offers, upgrading to the luxury, technology and performance of an Acura like the 2021 RDX is even more affordable than you may think.

Contact the sales team or finance specialists at DCH Montclair Acura in Verona, New Jersey, for more information on the impressive new Acura RDX and our current offers and incentives that can help get you behind the wheel of one of these premium crossovers. You can explore the available packages, drivetrains and paint options of the 2021 Acura RDX here on our website when you shop our new Acura inventory.