Crossover Comparison: 2021 Acura RDX Vs. 2021 VW Tiguan


2021 Acura RDXVS2021 VW Tiguan
Acura RDX
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4Engine2.0L 4-cylinder
272 hp & 280 lb-ft of torquePerformance184 hp & 221 lb-ft of torque
10-speed automaticTransmission8-speed automatic
Fuel Economy22/29
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™Available AWD System4MOTION
StandardHeated Front SeatsOptional
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlOptional
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic GuidelinesRear CameraSingle-View
10.2"Display Screen Size6.5"
  • 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
  • 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive
  • Easy Open and Easy Close Liftgate
  • LED Headlights
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces

How Acura’s RDX Stacks Up Against The VW Tiguan

It’s tough for any compact crossover SUV to go up against the premium new 2021 Acura RDX, let alone more value-priced offerings like the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan. The most that the VW has going for it in this competition is its starting price. Beyond that, the Acura RDX outshines the VW Tiguan in most other areas.

When it comes to efficient performance in a compact crossover, Acura has you covered with the 2021 RDX. This potent and premium sport crossover boasts a standard 272-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine that generates far greater performance than what the VW Tiguan can muster. Even with loads more hp and torque, the RDX manages to stay highly competitive with the less-powerful Volkswagen in the fuel economy department.

From its standard turbocharged engine and 10-speed automatic transmission to its 19-inch alloy wheels and available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system, the new RDX from Acura is designed and engineered to perform and impress. You could try to upgrade the Volkswagen Tiguan to match what comes standard on the Acura RDX, but you’ll find there are still features missing from the VW. In fact, the fully-loaded 2021 VW Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTION® boasts a comparable MSRP to the RDX Standard package, and still doesn’t the Acura in technology, performance, luxury or refinement!

Remember, no matter which Tiguan trim you’re considering, you’re still stuck with just 184 hp, compared to the RDX’s mighty 272 hp! Power and efficiency are yours with Acura’s new premium sport crossover, but that’s not all.

AcuraWatch™ is a suite of advanced driver-assist and safety technologies that come standard on every 2021 RDX and help protect you and your crew from the unexpected on the road. The new RDX is equipped to monitor, alert, and even react to changing traffic with its pre-collision automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist system.

Advanced driver aids are found on VW’s new Tiguan, but they are only optional. Where the RDX boasts a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, the Tiguan features a single-view backup camera. For more advanced safety technology on the Volkswagen, you’ll have to spend more money and upgrade to a higher trim.

Drive the New Acura RDX Premium Sport Crossover

There’s no compact crossover SUV that quite compares to the 2021 Acura RDX. We’re confident that once you tour and test drive this popular Acura automobile, you’ll agree. DCH Montclair Acura is Verona, NJ’s home to the 2021 RDX in its array of packages and editions for you to explore. Schedule your visit or just stop by at your convenience to speak with one of our Acura specialists about the new RDX you’re after.

Acura provides Bloomfield, NJ, area motorists with affordable luxury, and the 2021 RDX is a prime example. Not only does it offer competitive pricing across its trim lineup, but attractive finance offers and lease specials sweeten the deal even further.

With a generous Acura factory warranty plan and our dealership’s dedicated Acura service center and parts department, it’s easy to keep your RDX performing at its peak. Count on DCH Montclair Acura for comprehensive auto sales, financing, parts and service in New Jersey.