Lexus NX 300 can't compete with RDX luxury and performance

2021 White Lexus NX 300 AWD

2021 Lexus NX 300 AWD

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $43,3051
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
HORSEPOWER 2353
SPEED 6
2021 Red Acura RDX SH-AWD

2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD®

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $40,4002
ENGINE 2.0L
Turbo
HORSEPOWER 2723
SPEED 10
The Differences are Clear
2021 Lexus NX 300 17 inch Standard Wheels

Lexus NX 300 17" Wheels

Lexus NX 300 has standard 17-inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

Lexus NX 300 17" Wheels

Lexus NX 300 has standard 17-inch wheels. You'll have to upgrade for larger wheel options.

2021 Acura RDX 19 inch wheels

Acura RDX 19" Wheels

19-inch alloy wheels on RDX perfectly complement the SUV's dynamic styling.

Acura RDX 19" Wheels

19-inch alloy wheels on RDX perfectly complement the SUV's dynamic styling.

2018 Lexus Conventional LED Headlights

Lexus NX 300 LEDs

LED headlamps are standard on the NX 300.

Lexus NX 300 LEDs

LED headlamps are standard on the NX 300.

2021 Acura RDX Jewel Eye 7 LED Headlights

Acura RDX Jewel Eye LEDs

RDX features stylish Jewel Eye® headlights that boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and confident driving.

Acura RDX Jewel Eye LEDs

RDX features stylish Jewel Eye® headlights that boast seven LED light elements for sharper illumination and confident driving.

2021 Lexus NX 300 8 inch Center Display

Lexus NX 300 8" Center Display

NX 300's 8-inch display screen is accessible with conventional touchpad control.

Lexus NX 300 8" Center Display

NX 300's 8-inch display screen is accessible with conventional touchpad control.

2021 Acura RDX 10.2 inch Center Display

Acura RDX 10.2" Center Display

RDX features the industry’s most intuitive audio and information control system with True Touchpad Interface™ and 10.2-inch display.

Acura RDX 10.2" Center Display

RDX features the industry’s most intuitive audio and information control system with True Touchpad Interface™ and 10.2-inch display.

2021 Lexus NX 300 Conventional Interior Center Console

Lexus NX 300 Conventional Center Console

NX 300 features a conventional console area with expected storage options.

Lexus NX 300 Conventional Center Console

NX 300 features a conventional console area with expected storage options.

2021 Acura RDX Interior Floating Center Console

Acura RDX Floating Center Console

A high-deck floating center console in the RDX looks great and offers unique storage possibilities.

Acura RDX Floating Center Console

A high-deck floating center console in the RDX looks great and offers unique storage possibilities.

2021 RDX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease
$409

per month for 36 months $2,999 total due at signing

2021 RDX Offers

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2021 RDX Offers

2021 RDX 10 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$409.00 PER MO./36 MO. $2,999.00 due at lease signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2021 RDX 10 Speed Automatic vehicles (TC1H3MJNW) available from April 1, 2021 through May 3, 2021, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $39,425.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $36,327.58. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $14,724.00. Option to purchase at lease end $23,655.00.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by May 3, 2021. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2021 Acura RDX Collision Mitigation Braking Driver Safety System Technology Graphic

Drive With Confidence

RDX earns a 5-star NHTSA5 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies also come standard, making it one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 
CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.6

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2021 Lexus NX 300 AWD
2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD®
AWD Starting At
$39,010
$40,4002
FWD Starting At
$37,610
$38,4002
Comparably Equipped Price
$43,3051
$40,400
Performance
Engine
2.0 Turbocharged I-4
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4
Automatic Transmission
6-Speed 
10-Speed 
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)3
235 @ 4800
272 @ 6500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)4
258 @ 1650 
280 @ 1600  
EPA MPG Rating7(city / hwy / combined)
22 / 28 / 24
21 / 27 / 23
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
Paddle Shifters
Optional
Standard
Safety & Driver Assist
Rear Camera8
Single-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Standard
Standard
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System6
Standard
Standard
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)6
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System6
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)6
Standard
Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System6
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow6
Standard
Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Heated Front Seats
Optional
STANDARD
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control & Air Filtration
STANDARD
STANDARD
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
Standard
Audio & Connectivity
Center Display (in.)
8.0"
10.2"
Premium Audio System
8 Speakers
9 Speakers 
HD Radio®
Standard
Standard
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio11
Not Available
Standard
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®12
STANDARD
STANDARD
Apple CarPlay® Integration & Android Auto™ Integration13,14
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot Capability10
Standard
Standard
USB Ports15
1
2
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard
STANDARD (Jewel Eye®)
Panoramic Moonroof
Optional (non-Panoramic)
STANDARD
Heated Side Mirrors
STANDARD
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires (in.)
17"
19"
Interior
Power Front Seats
10-Way (both)
12-Way (both)
Touchpad Interface
Standard with conventional touchpad 
Standard with True Touchpad positioning
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Optional
Standard
Ceiling Mounted Speakers
NOT AVAILABLE
Available with Package Upgrade
Flat Rear Floor 
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD

2021 RDX $1,500 Loyalty/Targeted Conquest Offer

$1500
in savings

Available to current owners of a 2011 or newer Acura, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, or Mercedes Benz GLC

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2021 RDX.

2021 RDX $1,500 Loyalty/Targeted Conquest Offer

Available to current owners of a 2011 or newer Acura, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, or Mercedes Benz GLC

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2021 RDX.

Eligible through 05/03/2021. $1,500 toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold 2021 RDX (excludes PMC edition) to qualified current owners of 2011 Acura, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, or Mercedes Benz GLC vehicle. Must provide proof of ownership of eligible vehicle in the form of a current vehicle registration or proof of valid auto insurance. Not compatible with Zero Due at Lease Signing leases or other Loyalty or Conquest offers. Used, Certified Pre-Owned Used and Fleet vehicles are NOT eligible. No trade-in required. Offer excludes recent purchase and is transferable among members of the same household when the retail delivery registration address matches the current address on the proof of ownership document. Not redeemable for cash. Incentive paid to dealer and requires dealer participation. Not all customers qualify. See your participating Acura dealer for details.

Only one $1,500 2021 RDX Loyalty or Conquest offer per eligible new vehicle. Offer may be terminated at any time.

2021 RDX $1,000 Competitor Conquest Offer

$1000
in savings

MY 2011 or newer Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus , Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo (Excludes Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, or Mercedes Benz GLC)

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2021 RDX

2021 RDX $1,000 Competitor Conquest Offer

MY 2011 or newer Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus , Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo (Excludes Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, or Mercedes Benz GLC)

Toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new 2021 RDX

Eligible through 05/03/2021. $1,000 toward Cap Cost Reduction or Down Payment Assistance with the lease or purchase of a new and not previously reported sold 2021 RDX (Excludes PMC Edition)to qualified current owners of 2011 or newer Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus , Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo (Excludes Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lexus NX, Lexus RX, or Mercedes Benz GLC) vehicles. Must provide proof of ownership of eligible vehicle in the form of a current vehicle registration or proof of valid auto insurance. Not compatible with Zero Due at Lease Signing leases or other Loyalty/Conquest offers. Used, Acura Certified Pre-Owned Used, and Fleet vehicles are NOT eligible. No trade-in required. Offer excludes recent purchase and is transferable among members of the same household when the retail delivery registration address matches the current address on the proof of ownership document. Not redeemable for cash. Incentive paid to dealer and requires dealer participation. Not all customers qualify. See your participating Acura dealer for additional details.

Only one $1,000 2021 RDX Conquest offer per eligible new vehicle. Offer may be terminated at any time.

2021 Red RDX Luxury Midsize SUV Driving In Mountains

Don’t just take our word. Experience RDX for yourself.

Disclaimer
 
RDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.

1  The following indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Premium Package ($2,630), Auto-dimming rearview mirror ($150), Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlights ($1,515). 

2  Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Dealer prices may vary. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $500 MSRP up-charge applies to Performance Red Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, and Gunmetal Metallic.

3  Lexus NX horsepower: 235 @ 4800 rpm (SAE net); Acura RDX horsepower: 272 @ 6500 rpm (SAE net).

4  Lexus NX torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm (SAE net); Acura RDX torque: 280 lb-ft @ 1600-4500 rpm (SAE net).

5  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

6  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

Collision Mitigation Braking System only is designed to mitigate crash forces; it may not avoid all collisions. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation.

Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

Lane Keeping Assist System and/or Traffic Jam Assist only assist driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane.

7  Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

8  Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.

9  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.

10  Requires AT&T data plan. Learn more about available data plans here. Coverage & service not available everywhere. Fees, terms & restrictions apply.

11  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2021 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

12  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

13  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. Depending on use, Apple CarPlay® can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay®. Use of CarPlay® is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay® terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay® vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay® operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay® software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.

14  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user’s Android™ phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android™ operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.

15  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.

16  Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.

17  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.


2021 White Lexus NX 300 AWD 2021 Lexus NX 300 AWD
2021 Red Acura RDX SH-AWD 2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD®
Interior Dimensions
Seating Capacity
5
5
Headroom (in.) (front / rear)
37.4 / 38.0
40.0 / 38.0
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / rear)
57.3 / 53.3
60.0 / 57.0
Hiproom (in.) (front / rear)
55.1 / 53.9
55.0 / 50.0
Legroom (in.) (front / rear)
42.8 / 36.1
42.0 / 38.0
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
71.6
104.0
EPA Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)16
54.5
79.8
EPA Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)16
17.7 
31.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
104.7
108.3
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
62.2 / 62.2
64.2 / 64.7
Length (in.)
182.7
186.7
Height (in.)
64.8
65.7
Width (in.)
73.6
74.8
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
6.9
8.2
Weights & Capacities
Curb Weight (lb.) 
4,050
4,019
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
15.9
17.1
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years / miles)17
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)17
6 / 70,000
6 / 70,000