Crossover Comparison: 2021 Acura RDX Vs. 2021 Lexus NX
2021 Acura RDX
2021 Lexus NX
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4
2.0L Turbocharged I-4
272 hp & 280 lb-ft of torque
235 hp & 258 lb-ft of torque
AWD Torque Vectoring
Heated Front Seats
Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Single-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
- 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
- All-Wheel Drive
- Navigation System
- 10.3-Inch Display
- Perforated Leather-Trimmed Interior
- Power Rear Door
- Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
How the Acura RDX Stacks Up Against the Lexus NX
Drivers in search of a premium luxury vehicle in the compact crossover segment have two clear options: the 2021 Acura RDX and 2021 Lexus NX. These sporty crossovers boast upscale interiors, capable performance and the versatility that modern motorists seek. But which one comes better equipped and is the right fit for your preferences and budget?
At DCH Montclair Acura, we've set out to answer the question: How does the 2021 Acura RDX compare to the 2021 Lexus NX? We know that many drivers and families consider these two models when shopping for a competitively-priced and versatile luxury CUV, so we want to settle this once and for all.
The 2021 Lexus NX boasts a similar pricing structure to the 2021 Acura RDX, but what do you get for your money? Well, it turns out that the Lexus NX can't compete with the RDX in the performance and luxury categories. Acura equips every 2021 RDX premium sport crossover with its potent 272-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine that makes far more power and torque than the Lexus NX's 2.0L turbo.
Even with its greater performance, the 2021 Acura RDX compares well on the fuel efficiency front, thanks to its standard 10-speed automatic transmission that helps optimize your drive for fuel economy. The Lexus NX utilizes a 6-speed automatic that's lacking in the gearing needed for maximum mpg. If you like power with efficiency, it's clear that the 2021 Acura RDX is the better choice!
The pricing of these two luxury CUVs may be similar, but it's what's inside that counts. Looking beyond its sheer power advantage, the 2021 Acura RDX holds many other advantages and benefits over Lexus' NX model. The RDX sports sharp 19-inch alloy wheels, while the Lexus comes standard with smaller, 17-inch alloys.
Stargazers will certainly appreciate the RDX and its expansive panoramic moonroof that comes as standard equipment. The Lexus NX offers a traditional moonroof as an option, but it may leave you wanting for more stretch of sky to view and more sunlight entering the cabin.
Be ready for those chilly New Jersey mornings and nights with the RDX's standard heated front seats, a feature you won't find on the Lexus NX base model. The new Acura RDX is also available with ventilated front seating and heated rear seats to keep you and your passengers at the right temperature year-round.
Secure a New Acura RDX Premium Sport Crossover Today
The more you explore the 2021 Acura RDX and its impressive array of standard amenities, the more you will appreciate how well-equipped this premium crossover is when compared to its competition. The RDX a flat-load floor and underfloor storage space for more versatile cargo-hauling capabilities that the Lexus can't match. You also won't find anything like Acura's famed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) on the competition.
When you're ready to experience the new Acura RDX around Bloomfield, NJ, shop and visit our nearby auto dealership. At DCH Montclair Acura, we carry the full lineup of Acura automobiles, including the 2021 RDX premium sport crossover. Our sales specialists are here to assist you in your new vehicle search, so why not reach out to our team today?
With attractive lease specials and finance offers, now is a great time to upgrade to that new Acura that has caught your attention. Which package of the new RDX will you choose? Uncover them all at our Verona, NJ, Acura dealership.
*Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for ILX, TLX is $1,025, $1,045, or $1,095 and RDX and MDX is $1,025, or $1,045, or $1,195. NSX and PMC editions are $1,995.Integra is $1,095.