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2021 Acura RDX SH-AWD

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Price with options: $40,400

MSRP: $40,400

Base Invoice: $38,353

Body Style

Sport Utility

MPG

City: 21 - Hwy: 27

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2021 Acura RDX Pros

The RDX was fully redesigned last year so the 2020 RDX receives no significant changes this year. The mid-sized SUV is one of Acura's most successful vehicles, with sales exceeding 370,000 units over the vehicle's lifetime.

2021 Acura RDX Model Highlights

Acura has really done their best to pack as much new technology as possible into the RDX. That starts with the engine and drivetrain. Acura has ditched the old V6 from the previous generation RDX in favor of a smaller 4-cylinder engine aided by a turbocharger. The immediate benefit of such a change is fuel economy. The new RDX should be about 11 percent more efficient than the vehicle it replaces, which will save owners money at the pump while also being better for the environment. Other benefits of downsizing the engine include a better weight distribution for this year's RDX, which might be why it handles so well.

Of course, the other side of the coin when downsizing an engine is usually a loss of power. However, in this case, the RDX drops a grand total of just 7 horsepower, now 272 instead of 279 like last year's model. Power is sent to the front wheels via a new 10-speed automatic transmission, though all-wheel drive is available as a $2000 option.

The RDX comes in just one well-equipped trim level. Standard features on the RDX include LED Jewel Eye Headlights, LED taillights, 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights and washers, heated side mirrors, faux leather seating surfaces, heated 12-way power adjustable front seats and dual-zone climate control. Standard interior tech includes Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, a lane keep assist system, active sound control, a 9-speaker sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio, multiple USB ports, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch color multi-information display for the driver, mobile hotspot capability, AcuraLink, a Siri Eyes Free mode for iPhone users, voice recognition, HomeLink and a compass. Drivers and passengers will be able to control that tech through Acura's new True Touchpad interface that features a touchpad in the center console, which can be used to control the center display screen.

Three option packages are available for the RDX. A Technology Package adds perforated leather trimmed seats, a GPS-linked climate control system, a 12-speaker premium audio system, HD radio, a blind spot information system, rear cross traffic monitoring and front and rear parking sensors.

An Advanced package adds heated and ventilated front seats, rain sensing wipers, a remote starter, auto-dimming side mirrors, fog lights and parking sensors.

The A-Spec Package includes 20-inch dark grey wheels, unique front and rear bumpers, LED fog lights, dual exhaust pipes, a gloss black rear spoiler, heated and ventilated front seats, a black headliner, red instruments, red cabin lighting, sport pedals and a 16-speaker premium sound system.

2021 Acura RDX Model News

The Acura RDX rides the line between being compact and being mid-sized in the luxury SUV segment. The RDX features attractive, futuristic styling, a turbocharged drivetrain and sharp handling, making the RDX a good value in its class. Competitors include the BMW X3, the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC. With pricing starting at around $37,000, the Acura RDX undercuts all those competitors by at least a few thousand dollars, while offering a technology-laden interior and more horsepower.

2021 Acura RDX Value Writeup

Sharp new styling; driver focused interior; tech-friendly features; advanced drivetrain; excellent handling

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 272 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 1600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 23
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.17
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 10
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small SUV 4WD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4019
ENTERTAINMENT
Fixed Antenna
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Radio: Acura Premium Audio System -inc: 9 speakers, 7" color Multi-Information Display (MID), True Touchpad Interface, 10.2" HD dual-content center display, HD Radio, AcuraLink Connected Services, WiFi hotspot capability, natural language voice recognition, Apple Carplay Integration, Android Auto Integration, Siri Eyes Free iPhone only, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB audio interface w/smartphone integration, Bluetooth streaming audio, MP3/auxiliary input jack, Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC), 1 front USB audio integration and 1 USB charge port and Maintenance Minder system
Regular Amplifier
EXTERIOR
Auto On/Off Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Chrome Bodyside Insert
Chrome Side Windows Trim
Clearcoat Paint
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Underbody
Deep Tinted Glass
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
LED Brakelights
Lip Spoiler
Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Splash Guards
Steel Spare Wheel
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Tires: P235/55R19 High-Performance All-Season
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels: 19" x 8" Glitter Silver Multi-Spoke -inc: Aluminum alloy
INTERIOR
2 12V DC Power Outlets
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
8-Way Driver Seat
8-Way Passenger Seat
Air Filtration
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim
Compass
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Digital/Analog Appearance
Distance Pacing
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver Foot Rest
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
Front And Rear Map Lights
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
Front Cupholder
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Turbo/Supercharger Boost, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: front 12-way power seats w/power lumbar support
HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Interior Trim -inc: Leather/Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert, Leatherette/Aluminum Console Insert and Piano Black/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
Outside Temp Gauge
Perimeter Alarm
Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
Valet Function
MECHANICAL
17.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
4.17 Axle Ratio
Amplitude Reactive Dampers Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Engine: 2.0L 16-Valve DOHC VTEC Turbo
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
GVWR: 5,027 lbs.
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Permanent Locking Hubs
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic -inc: sequential SportShift paddle shifters
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Back-Up Camera
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Lane Keeping Assist
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Rear Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)