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

2020 White Lexus NX 300 AWD

2021 Lexus NX 300 AWD

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $42,0951
ENGINE 2.0L Turbo
HORSEPOWER 2353
SPEED 6
2021 Red Acura RDX SH-AWD

2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD®

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $40,2002
ENGINE 2.0L Turbo
HORSEPOWER 2723
SPEED 10
WATCH THE RDX GO UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION
Lexus NX 300 vs Acura RDX video poster
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.

2020 RDX Special APR
0.9%

0.9% APR for 24-72 months

2021 RDX Offers

2020 RDX Special APR

0.9% APR for 24-72 months

For well-qualified buyers.



Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2020 RDX Models from September 9, 2020 through November 2, 2020, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by November 2, 2020. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2020 RDX: 10% down payment. 0.9% for 72 months financing at $14.27 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.

2021 White Acura RDX 4 Door Luxury Midsize SUV

Acura RDX: A Triumph of Performance and Luxury


2021 Acura RDX

272 HP3

10 SPEED

The Acura RDX combines spacious comfort with turbocharged performance, putting it miles ahead of the Lexus NX 300. Its VTEC® Turbo 2.0-liter engine boasts 272 horsepower3 and 280 lb-ft of torque4, giving you far more muscle than the NX 300. Torque vectoring, exclusive to the available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), lets you channel that power for improved handling in almost any condition. Standard paddle shifters put control of all 10 gear ratios at your fingertips.

RDX also features a long list of standard luxury amenities you’ll have to pay extra for on NX 300. Heated front sport seats with 12-way power adjustment keep front-row occupants warm. An ultra-wide panoramic moonroof is featured on all grades. Class-leading rear cargo space includes nearly two cubic feet of compartmented underfloor storage. And unlike the Lexus, a fully-flat rear floor in the RDX enables first-class roominess for all five seating positions.

 

 

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
$38,910
$40,2002
FWD Starting At
$37,510
$38,2002
Comparably Equipped Price
$42,0951
$40,200 
Performance
Engine
2.0 Turbocharged I-4
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4
Automatic Transmission
6-Speed 
10-Speed 
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm)
235 @ 4800
272 @ 6500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)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™
AWD Torque Vectoring
Not Available
Standard
Paddle Shifters
Optional
Standard
Safety & Driver Assist
Rear Camera8
Single-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
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
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow6
Standard
Standard
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Standard
Standard
Audio & Connectivity
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
USB Ports15
1
2
Comfort & Convenience
Heated Front Seats
Optional
STANDARD
Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control & Air Filtration
STANDARD
STANDARD
GPS-Linked Climate Control9
Not Available
Available with Package Upgrade
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
Standard
WiFi Hotspot Capability10
Standard
Standard
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)
Center Display (in.)
8.0"
10.2"
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

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer for a limited time $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer for a limited time $750 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Active Duty U.S. Military, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) and their spouses.
  • Active Duty U.S. Military Ready Reserve, (Inactive National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve) and their spouses.
  • U.S. Military Veterans who are within two (2) years of separation from active service, and their spouses.(Veteran: A service member who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.)
  • Military Retiree: Service members who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time (minimum of 20 years).
  • Spouses of U.S. Military Retirees (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) who are within two (2) years of separation from active service.
Client Requirements:

  • Provide Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase or lease.
  • Veterans must provide a Report of Separation (DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty) indicating Honorable Discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions.
  • Spouses of a member of the U.S. Military must provide proof of relationship by presenting a Military ID, or provide spouse' LES. Only a copy of LES will be retained by the dealership for verification.
  • Meet AFS credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract
  • (Lease) $750 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $750 reduction.
  • (Purchase) $750 is applied toward the down payment.[1]

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX and PMC Editions. Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2021 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.

Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2020 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2021 and may be terminated at any time.

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Disclaimer
 


RDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome 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: Outer-Sliding Moonroof ($1,100), 18-In. Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels ($420), Auto-dimming rearview mirror ($150), Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlights ($1,515). 
  • 2  Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. 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.
2020 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
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)16
54.5
79.8
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-year / 50,000
4-year / 50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)17
6-year / 70,000
6-year / 70,000