2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Lexus NX 300

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 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, 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 FEATURES 2021 Lexus NX 300
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbochatged 4-CylEngine2.0L Turbocharged I-4cyl
280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpmTorque258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
272 hp @ 6500rpm Horsepower235 hp @ 4800
10-speed automatic Transmission6-speed automatic
Super Handling AWDDrivetrainAll-Wheel Drive
10.2"Center Display8"
19"Wheels & Tires 17"