2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Lexus NX vs. 2021 Acura RDX
2021 Lexus NX 300


2021 Acura RDX FWD
$37,610 MSRP*

Starting Price

$38,400 MSRP



Hybrid Option

2,000 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

If it’s time to upgrade to a new luxury ride around Long Beach, you might be stuck between popular options like the new 2021 Lexus NX 300 or Acura RDX. Each presents its own high-end take on a sleek and modern SUV, but only provides more power, safety, and features at a price you’ll love. See which you’ll bring home when you compare the 2021 Lexus NX 300 vs. Acura RDX with the automotive experts at Lexus of Cerritos today!

Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX: Price and Trims

Long Beach customers can still enjoy competitive pricing while shopping for a luxury SUV, and there’s plenty to appreciate with the lower starting price of the NX 300. Let’s take a look at these two models below.

2021 Lexus NX 300

  • Starting Price: $37,610 MSRP*
  • Configurations: 5
  • Hybrid Option: Yes (Lexus NX 300h AWD starts at $40,160 MSRP*)

2021 Acura RDX

  • Starting Price: $38,400 MSRP
  • Configurations: 4
  • Hybrid Option: No

Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX: Performance

In terms of performance, you’ll get the same fuel economy from both models on Long Beach roads. The RDX and NX also share similar engine-transmission pairings as well as standard FWD and available AWD capabilities. Despite several similarities, the NX 300 tops its competitor with a higher towing capacity to help you tackle tough jobs with ease. See the specs of the 2021 Lexus NX 300 vs. Acura RDX below.

Lexus NX 300

  • 2.0L turbo I-4 cylinder engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 22 city/28 highway mpg**
  • 2,000-lb maximum towing capacity

Acura RDX

  • 2.0L turbo I-4 cylinder engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 22 city/28 highway mpg
  • 1,500-lb maximum towing capacity

2021 Lexus NX Interior
2021 Silver Lexus NX Parked

Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX: Safety and Interior Features

When it comes to safety, the Lexus NX and Acura RDX come with their own branded safety suites, which are the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 and the AcuraWatch™ system, respectively. The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 goes the extra mile with added driver-assistance technology such as a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Protection, Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Intelligent High Beams. Along with better safety, the NX 300 comes with more reliable interior features over the RDX, which can be compared below.

Lexus NX

  • Lexus Enform with onboard Wi-Fi™
  • Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation
  • Integrated Waze app
  • 10.3-inch multimedia display
  • Perforated leather-trimmed seating
  • Outer-sliding moonroof
  • Lexus Safety System+ 2.0

Acura RDX

  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability™
  • HomeLink®
  • Acura Premium Audio System
  • Leatherette-trimmed sport seats
  • Push-button ignition
  • Acura Watch™

Find a New Lexus NX for Sale at Lexus of Cerritos Today

Once you’ve seen our breakdown of the 2021 Lexus NX 300 vs. Acura RDX, take your favorite Lexus SUV for a spin on Cerritos roads. Bring home a new Lexus NX for sale from Lexus of Cerritos, and see how you can save on your next luxury crossover or SUV with our new vehicle specials. Our sales team is here if you have any questions, or you can apply for financing online from home. Contact us today to schedule a test drive at our Cerritos dealership! Find the right 2022 Lexus NX that suits your style with a look at its selection of interior and exterior colors.

New Lexus NX 300 for Sale in Cerritos

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    **EPA-estimated MPG. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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