2021 Acura RDX – Review, Specs, Configurations, Price, and Interior

2021 Acura RDX

$38,400 - $51,000
4.15

Reliability

3.6/5

Interior

4.1/5

Safety

4.8/5

Performance

4.3/5

Strengths

  • The long list of standard characteristics
  • Athletic handling
  • Balanced riding
  • Spacious cabin

Weaknesses

  • No upgrades to the engine available
  • Clunky system for infotainment

Review 

The 2021 Acura RDX provides dynamic and athletic handling, an extensive list of standard features, and a high-quality, attractive interior. These attributes help it place near the top of our luxury compact SUV rankings. The Acura RDX has no premium cachet but is more attractive and affordable than its fellows. Acura is the ranking counterpart of Honda, which earns some reliability, but not so much for its status, especially compared to competitors such the Porsche Macan and Mercedes-Benz GLC class.

Although both those cars are better to drive and offer more performance choices than this Acura, the RDX does feature a peppy turbocharged engine and an available all-wheel-drive system that enhances its athleticism. While its automatic transmission may be a little passive and the A-Spec package is mainly cosmetic, we like the crossover’s generous luggage space and standard equipment. The 2021 RDX is not especially luxurious or sporty, but it’s a pretty excellent value.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Acura ILX, then click our post.

Price

The MSRP of the 2021 Acura RDX is ranging between $38,400 – $51,000.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power272 @ 6500 rpm
Transmission10-spd auto w/OD
MPG21 City / 27 Hwy
DrivetrainSH-AWD all-wheel drive
2021 Acura RDX Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the 2021 Acura RDX include the following features:

  • No noticeable changes

2021 Acura RDX Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Acura RDX are listed below:

1. Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive is $38,400. 

Specs and Features: It has features of 2.0L I-4 Engine, 10-spd auto w/OD Transmission, 280 @ 1,600 rpm Torque, 272 @ 6,500 rpm Horsepower, Front-wheel Drive type, 1st and 2nd-row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, 19″ silver aluminum Wheels, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, ABS and driveline Traction control, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, Driver and passenger Lumbar support, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, Heated mirrors, and Leatherette Seat trim.

2. Base 4dr SH-AWD

Price: The MSRP of the Base 4dr SH-AWD is $40,400. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive.

3. Technology Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the Technology Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive is $41,300. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Base. It comes with Acura Navigation System with 3D View with voice activation navigation-wheel-drive system, Parking assist, and Milano leather Seat trim.

4. Technology Package 4dr SH-AWD

Price: The MSRP of the Technology Package 4dr SH-AWD is $43,300. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as RDX Technology Package 4dr SH-AWD.

5. A-Spec Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the A-Spec Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive is $44,300. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Technology Package. It comes with 20″ gray aluminum Wheels, Front Fog/driving lights, and Milano/Ultrasuede simulated suede Seat trim.

6. A-Specs Package 4dr SH-AWD

Price: The MSRP of the A-Specs Package 4dr SH-AWD is $46,300. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as A-Spec Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive.

7. Advance Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive

Price: The MSRP of the Advance Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive is $46,200. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on A-Spec Package. It comes with 19″ silver aluminum Wheels, Milano leather Seat trim, and Windshield wipers – rain sensing.

8. Advance Package 4dr SH-AWD

Price: The MSRP of the Advance Package 4dr SH-AWD is $48,200. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as Advance Package 4dr Front-Wheel Drive.

9. PMC Edition 4dr SH-AWD

Price: The MSRP of the PMC Edition 4dr SH-AWD is $51,000. 

Specs and Features: It has Additional or replacing features on Advance Package. It comes with SH-AWD all-wheel Drive type, 20″ black aluminum Wheels, and Milano/Ultrasuede simulated suede Seat trim.

2021 Acura RDX Configuration
2021 Acura RDX Configuration

2021 Acura RDX Interior

What is the seating capacity?

The RDX seats up to five passengers in two rows. There is much legroom in both rows and seating supportive throughout the cabin. Power-adjustable front sport seats come standard and allow passengers to find a suitable position. Even so, thick roof pillars hinder driver visibility.

The usual synthetic leather upholstery is available. High-priced genuine leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated back outboard seats are also available.

How many Child Car Seats are there?

The rear outboard seats are equipped with two full sets of LATCH connectors and an anchor for the central back seat. This LATCH system has been rated the highest in Good+ for ease of use by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The “+” means that the system is one of the most user-friendly and versatile.

Interior Quality

The interior of this Acura is comfy, elegant, and well constructed. The cabin is covered with soft, quality materials. Its cabin has more athletic features than most competitors since it has certain design aspects of the premium sports vehicle Acura NSX.

Cargo Space

With its rear seats up and a maximum of 58.9 cubic feet with its back seats folded, the Acura RDX offers a superior average cargo capacity for the class. Each RDX trim also has a storage box under the floor.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The RDX comes with Acura’s new 10.2-inch True Touchpad Interface. A laptop-like touchpad below the button-controlled gear shifter is the controller for this infotainment system. This system is snappy and has sharp graphics, although some may find it challenging to use. There are also some climate control buttons, although some reviewers found them too small and hard to find. Many rivals may also offer more user-pleasant systems with touch screens.

  • Infotainment features: A 10.2-inch display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Free Siri Eyes, Bluetooth, Wifi hotspot, HD, Radio satellite, two USB ports, stereo, voices, and AcuraLink, which enables you to connect to RDX via a smartphone
  • Other features available: Navigation, two USB ports, a 12-speaker Premium Audio System, a Premium Sound Audio System for 16-speakers, and a 10.5-inch head-up display.
  • Other standard features: starting button, proximity key, automatic double-zone climate control, and moonroof panoramic
  • Additional features available: Automatic climate control linked to GPS
2021 Acura RDX Interior
2021 Acura RDX Interior

Should I Buy a Acura RDX 2021?

Yeah, it is a good option because the Acura RDX 2021 provides dynamic and athletic handling, an extensive list of standard features, and a high-quality, attractive interior. These attributes help it place near the top of our luxury compact SUV rankings.

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How much should I pay for an Acura RDX in 2021?

For the Acura RDX 2021, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the base level trim with destination fee and popular options will start at $42,425. The prices are increased by adding options or selecting an extra trim. MSRP is the selling price suggested by the manufacturer.

Is Acura RDX worth the money?

The Acura RDX 2021 is a small, premium SUV with a reasonable price.  You may find better choices in competitors like the BMW X3 or Audi Q5 if you want burly engine power for your premium SUV.

Does Acura RDX require high-quality gas?

The Acura RDX needs premium fuel, so it has more power and more powerful engines.

For more information about the latest Acura RDX, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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