Comparison - Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec 2021 - vs - GMC Terrain Denali 2019

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REVIEW: 2021 Acura RDX A-Spec AWD | MotorTrend
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2021 Acura RDX A-Spec Review
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GMC Terrain Review
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2018 GMC Terrain, Review-First Impressions, Walkaround
Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
46,100
Updated: 
03 Jul 2020
$
39,500
Updated: 
01 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
15.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Modern Steel Metallic
#494a4c
Majestic Black Pearl
#1c252d
Performance Red Pearl
#971c30
Platinum White Pearl
#f4f4f4
Apex Blue Pearl
#022a72
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8d919a
Color: 
Blue Steel Metallic
#3c4d67
Red Quartz Tintcoat
#711f1f
Quicksilver Metallic
#dadedd
Summit White
#ffffff
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Graphite Gray Metallic
#32373a
Satin Steel Metallic
#9ba0ab
Smokey Quartz Metallic
#878278

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.

Pros
Smart style
Strong turbo-4
Warm, inviting cabin
Tech-savvy AWD
Above-par ride and handling

Cons
Infotainment touchpad
Needs better rear seats
Meh on the gas mileage
Cliché-free; cachet-free, too?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Acura RDX's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various.

Pros
Long list of standard features
Roomy cabin
Balanced ride
Athletic handling

Cons
No engine upgrades available
Clunky infotainment system
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

No significant changes for 2021.Part of the third RDX generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Sharp steering and handling
Well-trimmed cabin
Lots of available tech for much less than competitors

Cons
No choice of powertrain
Options are bundled solely into packages
Touchpad controller can be difficult to use

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Comfortable and upscale interior
Optional engines offer efficiency and power
MyLink user interface is intuitive and easy to use
Extensive list of optional safety features

Cons
Midrange trims offer fewer standard safety features than competitors
Base 1.5-liter is disappointing all around
Less cargo space behind the back seat than most competitors
Price with options runs higher than average for the class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 GMC Terrain is another contender for crossover shoppers’ consideration, but its high price and lack of active safety features keep it on the bench for now.

Pros
Handsome exterior shape
Composed ride
Tony Denali trim has luxury bona fides
Smooth 9-speed automatic
Apple CarPlay compatibility

Cons
Part-time all-wheel drive
Diesel adds thousands to bottom line
No more sliding second row
Active safety features cost extra, on all trims

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 GMC Terrain ranked #11 in Compact SUVs. Currently the GMC Terrain has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Spacious seats
Smooth ride
Excellent fuel economy

Cons
Poor rearward visibility
Higher starting price than most competitors

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
4
inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
260ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
272hp
at 6 500rpm
252hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet
41.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.70in
182.30in
Width: 
74.80in
72.40in
Height: 
65.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.90in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
107.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
39.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
54.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
57.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.00in
51.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.80cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
29.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4015.00lbs
3801.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential
descent control
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
premium leather/sueded microfiber
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
2 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
multi-level heating driver seat
fold flat passenger seat
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
16 total speakers
speed sensitive volume control
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
710 watts stereo output
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
surround audio surround audio (discrete)
memory card slot
speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
7 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
LED-Illuminated Dragon Tail Taillights, Brakelights, Side Mirror-Integrated Directional Signals, Rear License and Center High Mount Stop Light
Heated Side Mirrors
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0 in.
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
inside mounted spare tire
polished alloy wheels
temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
tire pressure monitoring
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Roadside Safety Package
Cargo Package
Fleet Convenience Package (Fleet)
Comfort Package
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Splash Guards
"Hit the Road" Package
Wheel Locks
Skyscape Power Glass Sunroof
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Interior Options: 
Powered Universal Tablet Holder
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Floor Liner Package
Cargo Area Organizer
Universal Tablet Holders
Rear Seat Infotainment System w/DVD Player
Protective Seat Cover
Interior Protection Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System w/out DVD Player
Horizontal Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0f0f0f
Red, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#9f3036
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Light Platinum/Taupe, leather
#bdb2ac