2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus NX

2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Acura RDX

235-hp, 2.0-liter I-4

Base Engine

272-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
6-speed automatic


10-speed automatic
54.5 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (Seats Folded)

58.9 cubic feet
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Tire Mobility Kit





If you’re ready to add more luxury and power to your Costa Mesa drive, then you may have top vehicles like the new 2021Lexus NX or Acura RDX in mind. While each brand delivers its own unique 5-passenger SUV, only one can be right for you in terms of performance and interior space and features. See which one you’ll bring home when you compare the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX, and then shop for your next ride among our inventory at Weir Canyon Acura today!

RDX vs. NX: Performance

Costa Mesa drivers looking under the hood of both luxury SUVs will find similar engine options along with the same standard FWD capabilities. However, the RDX pairs its configuration with a stronger transmission over the NX. This not only provides the RDX with better control but also contributes to the model’s higher specs over its competitor. With the Acura RDX or Lexus NX, you can upgrade to each brand’s own available all-wheel drive system. Here are the specs of the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX below:


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

RDX vs. NX: Interior Dimensions

When you look at these two luxury SUVs in terms of cabin space, you want a model that checks both boxes when it comes to cargo room and seating space. That’s why you’ll find the Acura RDX offers several more cubic feet of storage space and more spacious individual seating measurements for a relaxed ride. See for yourself how the interior dimensions of the Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX compare below:

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

RDX vs. NX: Interior Features

Both models aim to add a touch of luxury during your Tustin commute, as you’ll find several overlapping features such as Bluetooth compatibility, an aux port, and voice recognition. While seamless connectivity is impressive in any luxury SUV, the RDX goes the extra mile to provide drivers with several other standout amenities not available to NX customers who choose the base trim. These include: 

  • 9 speaker sound system
  • 10-inch Central Display
  • Programmable garage door opener
  • Heated front seats

Bring Home a New Acura RDX for Sale from Weir Canyon Acura

Now that you’ve had the chance to compare the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX, experience the difference behind the wheel of your very own Acura on Costa Mesa roads. Lease or finance a new Acura RDX for sale from Weir Canyon Acura, and discover great savings on your next Acura crossover or SUV package with our new vehicle specials. You can find more helpful Acura comparisons or apply for financing online right at home. Contact us today to schedule a test drive at our dealership in Anaheim!


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