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

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2021 Acura RDX
FWD
MSRP
$38,400
Invoice
$36,458
Average Price Paid
$37,039
209 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
MSRP
$39,010
Invoice
$36,474
Average Price Paid
$38,522
1,074 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
$37,924
Good Price
$35,847
Great Price
$34,659
2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Fair Price
$39,112
Good Price
$37,420
Great Price
$36,453

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 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

One year ahead of its redesign, the aged 2021 Lexus NX luxury compact SUV retains the features that have made it so popular: good looks, a high-quality interior, and agile driving dyna...

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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 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

Specs

2021 Acura RDX
FWD
2021 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.1 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
235 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.38 in
3.39 in x 3.39 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 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 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 4 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof 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 42.8 in
Back Legroom 38 in 36.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 29.5 cu ft 17.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,001 lbs 895 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 186.6 in 182.3 in
Width 74.8 in 83.9 in
Height 65.7 in 64.8 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 104.7 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 Lexus NX
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • NORI Green Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl

Option Packages

  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System W/Mark Levinson
  • Package Accessory
  • Package Accessory (P1)
  • Package Accessory (P2)
  • Package Accessory (P3)
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Parking Assist W/Intelligent Clearance Sonar
  • Power Back Door W/Kick Sensor
  • Premium Package
  • Premium Paint (PC)
  • Triple-Beam Led Headlamps W/AFS
  • Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof/Sunroof

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