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2021 Acura RDX

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Lease term: 36 MONTHS Monthly payment: $219,00 Miles included: 10,000/YR Based on MSRP of: $47,600


Redesigned for the 2020 model year with edgier, more appealing body lines, the 2021 Acura RDX sets a new styling theme for the brand.

Except for a new extra-cost Platinum White body color, little has changed for the 2021 model year. Four trim levels are offered: base, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance.

Each RDX draws power from a strong 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, yielding 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The turbo-4 mates with a slick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive. Optional all-wheel drive can shift 70 percent of power to rear wheels, to strengthen grip on curvy roads.

Three drive modes are available: Comfort, Sport, and Sport+, along with a Snow choice that helps winter traction.

The 2021 Acura RDX earned top safety ratings from the IIHS, which made it a Top Safety Pick+. Headlights were judged “Good,” except for the Advance model, on which they were declared “Acceptable.”

The NHTSA gave Acura’s RDX a five-star crash-test score. Surprisingly, that government agency gave the RDX only a four-star rating for frontal collision. Rollover prevention (a calculated figure) also warranted four stars.

All RDX versions feature collision-avoidance technology, including automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control. Adjustable headrests also are standard. Blind-spot monitors are installed on all except the base model.

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