You're an elegant soul with classic tastes. That's why you're looking for a luxury SUV to drive around Westchase, Tampa, and Pebble Creek, FL. As such, you and your family will be happy whether you take them out on the town in the 2021 Acura RDX or the Lexus NX. The only question is, which one is better suited to your extravagant lifestyle?

To find out, the team at Maus Acura of North Tampa compared these Acura and Lexus vehicles. Check out what we learned and contact us to test drive your favorite!


Acura RDX vs Lexus NX Quick Facts

 

2021 Acura RDX

2021 Lexus NX

Standard engine

2.0L turbocharged I-4

2.0L turbocharged I-4

Standard horsepower

272 HP

235 HP

Ventilated seats

Available

Available

Cargo volume behind second row

29.5 cubic feet

17.7 cubic feet

Apple CarPlay®

Standard

Standard

Android Auto™

Standard

Standard


2021 Acura RDX vs Lexus NX Engine Specs

One of the great joys of driving a luxury SUV is feeling that smooth yet powerful engine full of life under the hood. You'll get that experience with both the Acura RDX and the Lexus NX that come standard with a turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine. Take a look at the table below to see how their specs compare:

 

2021 Acura RDX

2021 Lexus NX

Standard engine

2.0L turbocharged I-4

2.0L turbocharged I-4

Horsepower

272 HP

235 HP

Torque

280 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

As you can see, the Acura delivers more horsepower and torque than the Lexus with the same engine. That means,  you may experience a more powerful drive when you're behind the wheel of the Acura RDX.

The Acura also comes standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Compare this to the standard 6-speed automatic transmission in the Lexus. So, not only is the Acura RDX more powerful overall than the Lexus NX, but it also may harness that power more effectively thanks to its additional gears.


Interior Luxury of the Acura RDX and Lexus NX

Now that we've looked under the hood, let's move inside and slide behind the wheel. Whether you're driving the Acura RDX or the Lexus NX, you're going to feel like you're sitting in first class.

Relax against the available leather-appointed seats, wrap your hands around the standard leather-appointed steering wheel, and turn on the available ventilated front seats to cool yourself down on a hot Florida afternoon.

Heated seats are available in both SUVs, too, for those chillier mornings, along with many other convenient and luxurious features. As for seating capacity, both vehicles comfortably seat five passengers between their two rows. Plus, you can fold down the rear seat when you need a little extra cargo room.

Speaking of cargo room, how much does each SUV offer?

 

Acura RDX

Lexus NX

Cargo volume behind first row

58.9 cubic feet

54.5 cubic feet

Cargo volume behind second row

29.5 cubic feet

17.7 cubic feet

With nearly 12 more cubic feet of trunk space behind the second-row seats, families who drive the Acura RDX may be able to pack heavier on their way to the airport or the beach during their next getaway. Lexus NX drivers, on the other hand, may need to leave a few things behind.


2021 Acura RDX or Lexus NX: Which Will You Drive?

Now that you know how the 2021 Acura RDX and the Lexus NX compare, which one are you going to drive around Westchase, Pebble Creek, and Tampa, FL? If you like what the Acura offers, contact the team at Maus Acura of North Tampa to take the wheel.

Contact us to test drive the Acura RDX today!

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