Acura RDX vs Acura RLX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
MSRP
$38,400
Invoice
$36,458
Average Price Paid
$37,305
135 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
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FWD
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FWD with Technology Package
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,455
42 listings nationwide

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2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,542
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

When Acura last redesigned the RDX for the 2019 model year, the company began a transformation that is now accelerating with the debut of the all-new 2021 TLX sedan and soon-to-arrive ...

2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

The Acura RLX, a full-size luxury sedan, first arrived in 2014 to replace the RL. It carries over for 2020. Every RLX gets a 3.5-liter V6 capable of 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
Blueorchid77 writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Acura RDX AWD with Technology Package better.
"The V6 "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Acura RDX AWD with Technology Package better.
"The size and width. "
2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
Dive_kwaj writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 3 Series worse.
"Love everything about the interior of the Acura. Like the outside of the BMW "
Back Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 3 Series worse.
"Inside the Acura is beautiful"

Specs

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.1 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
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Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
272 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.38 in
3.5 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 38 in 38.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 29.5 cu ft 14.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,001 lbs 996 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 186.6 in 198.1 in
Width 74.8 in 74.4 in
Height 65.7 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2021 Acura RDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2020 Acura RLX
FWD with Technology Package

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Red Metallic
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gilded Pewter Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl

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