2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Acura RDX
2021 Lexus NX 300


2021 Acura RDX FWD
$37,610 MSRP*

Starting Price

$38,400 MSRP*


22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway**

EPA-Estimated Fuel-Economy

22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

Hybrid Optios


Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Protection


If you’re on the hunt for the ideal luxury SUV for Belleair, there are two favorites on the market today: the 2021 Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX. So between these two upscale SUVs, which should you choose? Both may have impressive styling and performance, but in the end, we think there are a few reasons that the 2021 Lexus NX is the better buy. Take a closer look at the Lexus NX 300 vs. Acura RDX, and find out why!

Lexus NX vs. Acura RDX: Performance

While the Lexus NX 300 and Acura RDX boast a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, and each offers up an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway*, the NX offers a hybrid option, while the Acura RDX does not. The hybrid Lexus NX grants you excellent hybrid performance features such as:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder Lexus Hybrid Drive engine with 194 horsepower
  • An EPA-estimated 33 MPG city / 30 MPG highway*
  • All-wheel drive
  • Electronic Power Steering System
  • ECVT transmission with paddle shifters

Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX: Technology

St. Petersburg drivers love to have a connected and technology-rich interior, and we don’t blame them. Both the RDX and NX offer features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, WiFi hotspots, but only the Lexus NX comes with Lexus Enform, which brings along great features like:,

  • Vehicle Finder
  • Lexus Enform App Suite
  • Destination Assist
  • Vehicle Status and Alerts
  • Guest Driver Monitor

2021 Silver Lexus NX Parked
2021 Lexus NX Interior

Lexus NX vs. Acura RDX: Safety

Keeping you and your family safe is a top priority for us, and we’re proud to show off the many safety features you can find on the Lexus NX. While the Acura RDX does offer some safety features, it’s easy to see how much more robust the offerings are from the NX:

2021 Lexus NX

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Protection
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Intuitive Parking Assist with Automatic Braking
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear-Cross Traffic Alert

2021 Acura RDX

  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Rear Camera Systems
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Monitor

Step Inside the Lexus NX at Lexus of Clearwater Today!

While both the Lexus NX 300 and Acura RDX have the features to keep you safe, comfortable, and efficient, the Lexus NX has the features that are unique to the Lexus brand that you won’t find on the RDX or any other vehicle. Contact Lexus of Clearwater to schedule a test drive, explore our inventory  online, or apply for financing to get the car buying process started!

New Lexus NX for Sale in Clearwater

*MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, dealer fees, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.

**EPA-estimated MPG. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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