Compare 2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Lexus NX

2021 Acura RDX
2021 Lexus NX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX FWD 22 28 $36,458 $38,400
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 22 27 $42,047 $44,300
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 22 28 $43,847 $46,200
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 22 28 $39,205 $41,300
RDX SH-AWD 21 27 $38,352 $40,400
RDX SH-AWD PMC Edition N/A N/A $48,394 $51,000
RDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 21 26 $43,941 $46,300
RDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 21 27 $45,741 $48,200
RDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 21 27 $41,100 $43,300
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $36,474 $39,010
NX NX 300 F SPORT AWD 22 27 $38,438 $41,110
NX NX 300 F SPORT FWD 22 28 $37,129 $39,710
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $35,165 $37,610
NX NX 300 Luxury AWD 22 28 $42,506 $45,460
NX NX 300 Luxury FWD 22 28 $41,197 $44,060
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $37,751 $40,160
NX NX 300h F SPORT Black Line AWD 33 30 $44,096 $46,910
NX NX 300h Luxury AWD 33 30 $43,813 $46,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,458
$36,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$39,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$650 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space. The dramatic shape of the 2021 Lexus NX have stayed fresh—and so has its hybrid mileage.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 71.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
50 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 104.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 17.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3783 4050
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 235 @ 4800
Engine Type
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.30
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.42
Trans Type
10 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Lexus NX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Acura RDX
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  • Lease: From $369/mo. for 36 mo.
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2021 Lexus NX
  • 2021 Lexus NX available; the 2020s sold out
  • Lease: From $359 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $2,000 cash
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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