In this blog post we are going to compare the standard 2021 Acura RDX and the standard 2021 Lexus NX. Both are similar sized SUV's with an abundance of standard features. 
 
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Exterior & Powertrain:
 
RDX -  
The engine on the 2021 Acura RDX is a 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder with 10-speed automatic transmission. The headlights are LED low beam bulb with projector beam lenses, and they also have daytime running lights. It sits on 19" alloy wheels and has beautiful Jewel Eye Headlights with dusk sensors.  These give it a more interesting look and elevated look.
 
NX -
The engine on the 2021 Lexus NX is a 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder with 6-speed automatic transmission. Headlights are Halogen low beam bulb with projector beam lenses, and also have daytime running lights. The Lexus NX sits on 17" alloy wheels. 
 
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Interior:
 
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Enjoy the scenery with an electric glass sunroof. The seats are made of upholstery synthetic leather and the driver/passenger sport front seats have 12-way power height, electric and power tilt. There are split-folding rear seats with remote folding as well. The tilt telescoping steering wheel is trimmed with leather and there are ambient lights throughout. 
 
NX -
The Lexus NX has alloy & leather on the dashboard, as well as NuLuxe upholstery synthetic leather on the seats. Driver bucket front seat have a 10-way power height, electric and power tilt. Passenger bucket front seat has 8-way power height and power tilt. There are also split-folding rear seats for extra cargo space. The tilt telescoping steering wheel is also alloy & leather-trimmed.
 
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Technology:
 
RDX - 
Listen to your favorite music through 9 speakers with a subwoofer. For your convenience, there are steering wheel mounted remote audio controls, as well as a voice activating system for radio and phone. Bluetooth is available, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These can be accessed by a 10.2 inch multi-function display touch screen via a touchpad. There is also a 7.0 in. multi-function display screen instrument panel. For your convenience, the RDX comes with a power liftgate, for easy loading/unloading. 
 
There are memorized adjustments for the door mirror position, head restraint, and pedals. Dual-zone climate control allows both driver and passenger to be comfortable with their own temperature choices. Keyless access system uses a smart card/smart key for entry as well as for starting your vehicle. It comes with a push start button as well.
 
NX - 
Enjoy sound through 8 speakers and access music through steering wheel mounted remote audio controls. You can also access through a voice activating system for radio and phone. There is 4.2 inch multi-function display screen instrument panel and an 8.0 inch multi-function display touch screen. A touch pad is used to navigate the apps on the touchscreen.
 
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, as well as Bluetooth. Driver and passenger can adjust their own temperatures through dual-zone climate controls. A SmartAccess smart card/smart key allows for keyless entry and starter. There is also a push start button.
 
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Safety & Driver Assist:
 
RDX - 
For more safety there is a Multi View Rear Camera, Content Theft Alarm, and LATCH system. The LATCH allows for safer instillation of child seats.
 
The driver assistance features that come standard are Vehicle Stability Assist, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist System, Hill Holder, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Parking Assistance, Driver Mode Select, Electronic Traction Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Vehicle Speed-Proportional Power Steering Electric.
 
NX -
The standard driver assistance features are Electronic Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist System, 
Hill holder Hill-start Assist Control, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Parking Assistance, Drive Mode Select, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Radar. 
 
For safety there is a rear camera with parking distance sensors as well as a content theft alarm. The LATCH system allows for quicker and safer instillation for children's seats. 
 
Hopefully you have a better understanding of how the Acura RDX stacks up to its competitors. Contact us today to schedule your test drive! (954) 715-7798
 
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