2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus NX

2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus NX

2021 Acura RDX


2021 Lexus NX 300
272-hp, 2.0-liter I-4

Base Engine

235-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
10-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual


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

Cargo Volume (Seats Folded)

54.5 cubic feet

Tire Mobility Kit

Not Available



There are lots of luxury SUVs on the market today that you can choose from in New Haven, but we have to hand it to both the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 Lexus NX for giving local drivers a truly spectacular luxury SUV experience. Acura of Milford compared the 2021 Acura RDX vs. the 2021 Lexus NX and while both of these vehicles are packed with features, only the RDX gives Fairfield drivers the superior driving experience. Let Acura of Milford walk you through it.

RDX vs. NX: Performance and Power

When it comes to performance, you’ll have similar engine options and identical fuel economy ratings no matter which one you pick in the RDX vs. NX battle. Both of these cars offer standard FWD capabilities and the ability to get each brand’s proprietary AWD system. However, there are a few differences that impact your Bridgeport drive, such as the larger transmission in the RDX that gives you more horsepower and torque compared to the NX. Take a look at the specs for the RDX vs. the NX for yourself:

Acura RDX FWD:

  • 2.0L I-4 engine
  • 272 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission w/OD and auto-manual
  • 22 city mpg / 28 highway mpg*

Lexus NX 300 FWD:

  • 2.0L I-4 engine
  • 235 horsepower
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
  • 22 city mpg / 28 highway mpg

RDX vs. NX: Interior Dimensions

Another thing you should consider in the process of buying a luxury SUV is your cabin space. You can fold down the rear seats in both models, but even with this factored in, the RDX still offers you a little bit more space. What’s more, the seating measurements shake out better for the RDX vs. the NX, no matter if you’re in front or back. See the RDX vs. NX interior dimensions here:

Acura RDX dimensions:

  • Max Cargo Volume: 58.9 cubic feet
  • Headroom (front/rear): 40 inches/ 38 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42 inches/ 38 inches

Lexus NX dimensions:

  • Max Cargo Volume: 54.5 cubic feet
  • Headroom (front/rear): 37.4 inches / 38 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.8 inches / 36.1 inches

Come to Acura of Milford and Enjoy a Luxurious Car-Buying Experience

When you buy a car from Acura of Milford, you’ll be in the company of experts who work tirelessly to suit your needs. Come to a place where you’ll feel valued from the moment you step inside. Contact us today to get started. While you’re here learn more about the Acura MDX compact SUV, too.

*Based on 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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