2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus NX

2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus NX

2021 Acura RDX


2021 Lexus NX 300
272 hp 2.0L I4

Base Engine

235 hp 2.0L I4
10-speed automatic w/sequential paddle shifters


6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
104 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

72 cubic feet
58.9 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Volume

54.5 cubic feet

Heated Front Seats


Clovis drivers in the market for a luxurious crossover have probably heard the buzz about the 2021 Acura RDX and 2021 Lexus NX. Both crossovers feature exceptionally powerful engines and lavish interior cabins, which is why Fresno Acura has put together a comparison between the new Acura RDX and Lexus NX. Read on to see how the Acura RDX stands above the competition.

RDX vs. NX: Under the Hood

When comparing the Acura RDX vs. the Lexus NX, most Madera drivers in the research phase will likely have performance at the top of their considerations. Take a look below for a breakdown of each model’s primary engine option:

2021 Acura RDX

  • Engine: 2.0L I-4 with 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission with sequential paddle shifters
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway*

2021 Lexus NX 300

  • Engine: 2.0-liter I-4 engine outputting 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

2021 Acura RDX A-Spec on Highway
2021 Acura RDX Front Interior and Dash

RDX vs. NX: Inside the Cabin

Both the Acura RDX and the Lexus NX offer Visalia drivers Bluetooth compatibility and voice recognition, but when comparing the Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX, you’ll notice a few differences:

  • The RDX offers an available 16-speaker sound system, while the NX maxes out at 14 speakers. Furthermore, the base trim of the RDX offers 10 speakers and the NX only offers 8.
  • A programmable garage door is a standard feature with the RDX, but you have to upgrade to get that feature on the Lexus NX.
  • Heated front seats are standard on the RDX, while they’re optional on the NX.

Also note that the 2021 Acura RDX is more spacious than the Lexus NX, with 104 cubic feet of passenger space compared to 72 cubic feet offered on the NX. It goes without saying that the RDX has a larger cargo bay. With the seats down, you can achieve 58.9 cubic feet to the Lexus NX’s more cramped 54.5 cubic feet.

Test Drive the New Acura RDX at Fresno Acura

Now that Hanford drivers have read our 2021 Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX comparison, it’s time to experience what the Acura RDX has to offer in person. Be sure to explore our Acura research center while you’re here for more informative Acura news. Once you’re ready to start the car buying process, or you want to schedule a test drive, contact us online!

*Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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