Comparison - Acura RDX A-Spec 2020 - vs - Nissan Rogue Sport SL 2021

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Average Price: 
$
44,000
Updated: 
03 Jul 2020
$
28,690
Updated: 
08 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
14.50gals
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: 
gun metallic
#5C5C5E
MAGNETIC BLACK PEARL
#000000
pearl white tricoat
#DCDCF0
nitro line metallic
#739233
monarch orange metallic
#E36A15
scarlet ember tintcoat
#B90024
caspian blue metallic
#385FA8
Brilliant silver metallic
#BDBBBC

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list.

Pros
Good looks
Powerful turbo-4
Classy interior design
Impressive AWD system
Priced right

Cons
Convoluted controls
Rear seat could be better
So-so fuel economy
Rivals offer more cachet

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Acura RDX ranked #2 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Balanced ride
Good fuel efficiency
Plenty of technology features
Lots of cabin space

Cons
Non-intuitive infotainment system
No engine upgrades available

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Acura RDX comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.No significant changes this year.Part of the third RDX generation introduced for 2020.

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
Overall performance lags behind competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport's #11 ranking is based on its score within the Subcompact SUVs category. Currently the Nissan Rogue Sport has a score of 7.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Ample cargo room
Numerous standard driver assistance features

Cons
High base price for class
Weak and unrefined powertrain
Tight second-row legroom
Mixed interior quality

By: 
usnews.com

This year is expected to the be the last before a major redesign for the Rogue Sport, so Nissan has made only slight adjustments to the lineup for 2021. The base S trim gains standard 17-inch aluminum wheels while the mid-range SV receives heated front seats, a remote start system, a heated steering wheel, fog lamps, and a leather-wrapped shift knob.

Pros
Compliant ride,
spacious cabin,
fuel efficient engine.

Cons
Poky acceleration,
low-tech infotainment system,
lacks towing capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 Base S trim comes with 17-inch wheels, Heated front seats and steering wheel, foglights and more now standard on SV.

Pros
Cargo space is impressive for the class
Small size means good maneuverability in tight city spaces
Lots of available driving aids and tech

Cons
Engine is underpowered and noisy
Bumpy ride when equipped with optional 19-inch wheels
Front seats aren't comfortable on long trips

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
32.00mpg
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
147ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
272hp
at 6 500rpm
141hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet
36.90Feet

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
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
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
Adaptive Cruise Control
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Parking Sensors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.70in
172.80in
Width: 
74.80in
72.30in
Height: 
65.70in
63.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.40in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
104.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
33.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
53.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
56.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.00in
46.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
55.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.80cu.ft
53.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
19.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4015.00lbs
3397.00lbs

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

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
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

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
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear 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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

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)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
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 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
ventilated discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
ventilated discs
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
SL Premium Package
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Premium Paint
Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Floor Mats And Cargo Area Protector W/First Aid Kit
Illuminated Kick Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0f0f0f
Red, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#9f3036
Color: 
light gray, leather
#BDBBBC
charcoal, leather
#3F3F41