Lexus NX vs Acura RDX

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Are you looking for a luxury SUV with a plethora of safety features, good fuel economy, and a modern interior? In your search, you’ve probably come across the 2021 Lexus NX and the 2021 Acura RDX. Each of these SUVs has great things to offer, so how do you know which one might be best for you?

To help drivers from White Plains, Yonkers, and Scarsdale, Lexus of White Plains put together this comparison. Give it a read to learn more!


Lexus NX vs Acura RDX: Engine Options and Fuel Economy

2021 Lexus NX White Lexus of White PlainsThe Acura RDX has one engine option across all of its trim types. The engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. You have the option of a standard front-wheel-drive or available all-wheel-drive. For front-wheel-drive, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.

The Lexus NX gives drivers two engine options to choose from: a gas engine and a hybrid. The gas engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The gas engine of the Lexus NX does just as well as the Acura RDX with an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.

The Lexus NX hybrid engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine combined with the Lexus Hybrid Drive. With the hybrid engine, you get standard all-wheel-drive and EPA-estimated 33 city/30 highway MPG.

Overall, the Lexus NX gives you more engine options to choose from and more fuel economy.


Interior Technology: Lexus NX vs Acura RDX

2021 Lexus NX Interior Lexus of White PlainsThe Lexus NX and the Acura RDX have many similar technology features. Both SUVs come standard with an infotainment system that includes features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ so that you can use your smartphone apps on your vehicle’s touchscreen. Stream your favorite music, use your smartphone’s navigation, and more.

The NX, however, has an 8-inch to 10.3-inch infotainment screen option depending on your trim level choice, while the RDX starts with the smaller 7-inch choice and goes up to 10.2 inches.

Another difference in technology between the NX and the RDX is the available Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation and Lexus Enform Destination Assist. This system updates automatically and includes alternate routes based on traffic patterns. The Lexus Enform Destination Assist takes it one step further with 24-hour access to a live response center agent who can help you locate a specific business or address.


Safety and Driver-Assist Tech: Lexus NX vs Acura RDX

2021 Lexus NX White Lexus of White PlainsThe Lexus NS and the Acura RDX both have expansive safety and driver-assist systems to not only keep you safe but make driving a more enjoyable experience. Both SUVs come with standard features like:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Where the two begin to differ in safety and driver-assist tech is with which systems are available when. The Lexus NX has a standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic from the first trim level, while the Acura RDX only has this system standard in their technology A-Spec® package and Advance package.


Test Drive the Lexus NX

When you compare the technology, fuel economy, and safety technology in the 2021 Lexus NX and the 2021 Acura RDX, the Lexus NX comes out on top. Those in the White Plains, Yonkers, or Scarsdale areas who want to test drive this luxury SUV, visit Lexus of White Plains. Contact us to schedule a test drive today!