Comparison - Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 2020 - vs - Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
40,360
Updated: 
22 Jun 2019
$
46,100
Updated: 
03 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
17.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ultra white
#FAFAFA
Nebula Gray pearl
#3F3E40
Atomic Silver
#7B7B75
Obsidian
#050507
Matador Red Mica
#7F1F2A
Cadmium Orange
#A1250E
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646B3
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Lexus NX 300 comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automaticNew driver safety features, including low-light pedestrian detection, bicyclist detection and lane centering assist.Mark Levinson premium sound system is now available.

PROS
Generous backseat room
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds
Lots of standard high-tech safety features

CONS
Limited cargo volume
Remote Touchpad interface can be distracting to use
Apple CarPlay is available, but Android Auto isn't

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Lexus NX ranked #8 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Well-built, spacious cabin
Smooth, quiet ride
Good fuel economy ratings
Excellent predicted reliability rating

Cons
Tricky infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity
Not as fun to drive as rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Only a few changes mark the 2019 model year for the NX. Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration are now standard across the lineup. Lexus's Enform Remote app is now standard and can be used on smart watches; it includes Alexa and Google Assistant.

Pros
Edgy styling,
SUV-like driving position,
stylish and comfortable interior.

Cons
Irksome infotainment controls,
performance doesn't match looks,
hybrid performance is pokier still.

By: 
caranddriver.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
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: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 800rpm
272hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.70in
186.70in
Width: 
73.60in
74.80in
Height: 
64.80in
65.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.20
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
55.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
60.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
50.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.60cu.ft
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4050.00lbs
4015.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
rear ventilation ducts
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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
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)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
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: 
18 X 7.5-In
20 x 8.0 in.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

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 front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear 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: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Cornering Lights
Emergency Service
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
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

Options

Packages: 
Windshield Wiper De-Icer
F SPORT Comfort Package
Premium F SPORT Package
Navigation Package
Navigation/Mark Levinson Audio Package
Exterior Options: 
Power Tilt And Slide Moonroof
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Mudguards
Premium Paint
Roof Rack Cross Bars
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
Paint Protection Film By 3M
18" F SPORT Wheels W/Summer Tires
Panoramic View Back Up Monitor
Door Edge Film By 3M
Power Back Door
Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Moldings
Interior Options: 
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Key Gloves
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Floor Liners W/Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Artic White w/Metallic Sport Trim, leatherette
#B5B4B0
Black, leatherette
#252525
Circuit Red, leatherette
#771721
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0f0f0f
Red, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#9f3036