Stand-Out Style and Performance

The 2021 RDX with seductive styling, high performance and advanced technology, is the perfect balance of luxury and functionality.

Shown: RDX with A-Spec® Package in Performance Red Pearl

POWERTRAINS

2.0L
TURBO
272
Horsepower86
fwd
FWD
22
MPG RATING CITY
28
MPG RATING HWY
24
MPG RATING COMBINED105
Highlights
  • Electronic Gear Selector
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • 16-Valve, DOHC VTEC® Turbo
  • 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity91
2.0L
TURBO
272
Horsepower86
awd
SH-AWD®
21
MPG RATING CITY
27
MPG RATING HWY
23
MPG RATING COMBINED105
Highlights
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®)
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • 16-Valve, DOHC VTEC® Turbo
  • 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity91

EXPRESSIVE DESIGN

Bold Styling With Class

The RDX offers highly-crafted comfort, aesthetics and utility for driver and passengers. At every angle, sleek exterior lines and impeccable interior details elevate this luxury crossover SUV.

Parchment Interior features panel

Premium Details

The RDX cabin is spacious and elegant, featuring high-grade materials throughout, including Brushed Aluminum and available Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood. Seats come in available soft, full-grain Milano leather, with available heating and ventilation.

Other features include:
Ambient Lighting
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Electronic Gear Selector

Exhaust finishers and LED-Illuminated Dragon Taillights closeup

Tastefully Sleek

The RDX exterior catches the eye from every angle. The dynamically shaped body starts with a striking Diamond Pentagon grille and culminates in a sculpted rear design that’s accented with dual exhaust finishers and Dragon Tail LED-Illuminated taillights. 

Rear cargo space shot with paddle board in it.

Room to Go

With up to 79.8 cu.ft. of max cargo volume47 when you fold down the 60/40-split rear seats, plus thoughtfully-engineered rear cargo underfloor storage, the RDX gives you the room and flexibility you need.

Red interior with Panomaric Moonroof

Expand Your View

Enjoy the expanded view of a Panoramic Moonroof. Driver and passengers can bask in the spaciousness, light and fresh air. Standard on all RDX packages.

LED Taillights with A-Spec Package in Modern Steel Metallic

Redefining Sport Luxury

The RDX A-Spec® trim gives you the ideal combination of luxury comfort and dynamic driving support, all wrapped up in a sleek exterior. On the outside, the A-Spec exclusive gloss black accents, rear diffuser, larger Dual Exhaust Finishers and badging give your RDX a bold, sporty look. 

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INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGY

Smart Connectivity

Get to know the innovative, user-friendly tech that's all about enhancing your drive.

Apple Car Play Screen

Effortless Connection

The RDX keeps you connected to your smartphone and favorite apps with standard Apple CarPlay®51 Integration. Combined with the help of the True Touchpad Interface, operating your iPhone®8 just got more convenient.

Android True Touchpad Interface screen

Connect with Android

Android Auto™52 integration standard on all RDX packages keeps you connected with apps for maps, texts, emails, and music on their compatible Android device. Appearing seamlessly right on the 10.2-inch full HD center display, Android Auto is easily controlled with the True Touchpad Interface™.

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Father and son in car. Kid with a tablet working with Wifi

Stay Connected

Turn your RDX into a powerful Wi-Fi Hotspot100 with available data plans from AT&T. Stream, play, and share on the road with up to 7 connected mobile devices.

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Wireless Updates

Over-the-air (OTA) updates utilize the latest wireless technology to keep your vehicle up to date with the newest software. Just another way the innovative RDX conveniently saves you a trip to the dealership.

Touchpad interface

Precise Control

True Touchpad Interface™ responds by using absolute positioning wherever you touch it. So when you tap on the upper left corner of the touchpad, it corresponds with the action precisely on the top left of the center display. It’s personal and intuitive.

A Spec ELS Studio3D speaker.

Immersive Audio Experience

The available Acura/ELS Studio 3D®32 Premium Audio System, engineered by Grammy Award–winning recording producer Elliot Scheiner, brings your favorite songs and sounds to life with 16 speakers including 4 in the headliner.

Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery101

You can now have your latest Amazon Prime purchases delivered to the trunk of your RDX with AcuraLink® Connected Services62. Key by Amazon In-Car Delivery makes it easy to receive packages in a secure, convenient manner in or away from home.

PRECISION HANDLING

Confidence on the Road

The RDX is designed to help you make the most of your drive in a variety of conditions.

Rear View of the RDX Platinum White Pearl on road

Sharper Handling

Get ready to conquer every corner. The 2021 RDX is available with Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) which takes handling to a whole new level. It helps you stay stable and balanced in the corners and maintain better grip while offering a precise ride.

Lunar Silver Metallic RDX side view

Responsive Ride

Comfortable doesn’t have to mean dull. Whether you want to take a spirited drive or just have a relaxing commute, the RDX platform will fulfill all your needs. It features a stiffened body and sophisticated chassis that helps RDX keep the ride smooth, no matter what mood you’re in.

Zenith front view of the red and black RDX cars on the road

Engineered for Stability

The available Adaptive Damper System allows the RDX to adjust suspension responsiveness in a split second. Soft and comfortable during highway cruising, yet firm when the road requires high-performance handling. Fun when you want it and comfort when you need it.

Drive modes panel closeup

Maneuver with Ease

The Dual Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power Steering on the 2021 RDX allows you to get a lighter, deft feel at slow speeds, but also a sense of stability at higher speeds. Now you might want to take the long way home, or at least the curvy one.

INTEGRATED DYNAMIC SYSTEM (IDS)

Dynamic for All Conditions

With a turn of a dial the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), standard on the RDX, delivers four dynamic drive modes to match the mood you’re in – Comfort, Snow, Sport and Sport+.

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

AcuraWatch™ Equipped on Every RDX

AcuraWatch is a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies that gets us closer to our vision of helping to protect everyone. That’s why every RDX has AcuraWatch standard.

AcuraWatch offers a list of safety and driver assistance systems that come standard in every 2021 Acura RDX. AcuraWatch includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist System and Road Departure Mitigation.

See important information about AcuraWatch

Blind Spot Information scheenshot from FCW System video

Blind Spot Information System

The available blind spot information42 system continuously monitors behind and to the sides of the RDX for other vehicles, helping you change lanes with added confidence.

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor screenshot from FCW video

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

When reversing, the available Rear Cross Traffic Monitor76 uses radar to detect vehicles approaching from the side. It can also alert the driver to their presence with an audible warning and visual alerts in the rear camera display.

Headlights close up

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Standard Auto High-Beam Headlights automatically dim the 3 inner projectors of the Jewel Eye LED Headlights when other vehicles are detected, while the outer low-beam projectors with auto-on/off feature remain on to light the road ahead.

Rear Camera Monitor System panel close up

Rear Camera Systems

Every RDX comes with the Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines50 with three selectable views. The Advanced Package includes the Surround-View Camera System that provides a more robust 360-degree display of your surroundings, allowing for precise parking in demanding situations.