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

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
MSRP
$38,400
Invoice
$36,458
Average Price Paid
$37,811
38 listings nationwide

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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
MSRP
$37,500
Invoice
$36,554
Average Price Paid
$36,496
25 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
Fair Price
$38,531
Good Price
$36,527
Great Price
$35,381
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Fair Price
$37,616
Good Price
$35,642
Great Price
$34,514

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,057
54 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
17 GOOD deals

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2021 Acura TLX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,075
32 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 ...

2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Cherise Threewitt Test Drive Review:

Acura, the premium brand in the Honda portfolio, has released the second-generation of its midsize sport sedan, the TLX. Now on its own new platform, no longer shared with the Honda Ac...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
Guru9SV221 writes:
Value Ranked 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S RWD worse.
"More versatility "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster S RWD better.
"Fun"
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. "
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Jay writes:
The engineers did a great job this time around. Driving dynamics comfortable fast and reliable
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Lexus IS worse.
"Low-slung lock"
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Lexus IS worse.
"More comfortable and faster"
GuruCXBRQ writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD with A-Spec Package worse.
"yes"
J writes:
Power Ranked 2017 BMW X6 M better.
"The horsepower "
Handling Ranked 2017 BMW X6 M worse.
"Bmw tech is not as advanced as Japanese TLX"

Specs

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
2021 Acura TLX
FWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.1 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
9.8:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.38 in
3.39 in x 3.38 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 --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 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 42.5 in
Back Legroom 38 in 34.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 29.5 cu ft 13.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,001 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 186.6 in 194.6 in
Width 74.8 in 75.2 in
Height 65.7 in 56.4 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 113 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
2021 Acura TLX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl

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