2021 Acura RDX Standard vs 2021 Acura RDX Advance

Acura RDX Standard

  • Standard Engine2.0L Turbo I4
  • Horsepower272 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 28
  • Parking AssistanceAvailable on Other Styles
  • UpholsteryLeatherette

Acura RDX Advance

  • Standard Engine2.0L Turbo I4
  • Horsepower272 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 28
  • Parking AssistanceStandard
  • UpholsteryPremium Leather

Specs at a Glance

Running on identical platforms, the 2021 Acura RDX Standard and Advance offer sporty performance and premium luxury. Having five seats, these upscale crossover SUVs invite families for a pleasant ride.


Generating slightly more than 270 horsepower, a turbocharged 2.0 L engine propels the 2021 RDX Standard and Advance. When revolving at above 1,600 RPM, the four-cylinder powertrain produces 280 pound-feet of peak torque. Premium unleaded gasoline is recommended for this turbo engine, which has the Idle Stop technology. When equipped with the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, both Acura models attain a fuel economy of 27 MPG on the highway and 21 MPG in the city. An automatic transmission system with ten gear speeds is standard on both trims. You will embrace the quick-shifting capabilities of the Electronic Gear Selector.

Additionally, the gearbox is augmented by the Sequential SportShift technology. Engineered to respond to the slightest road imperfections, the Amplitude Reactive Dampers are standard on the 2021 RDX. You'll enjoy an even better ride in the Advance model, which the Adaptive Damper System supports. Each luxury car boasts the Integrated Dynamics System and Agile Handling Assist.


The 2021 RDX Standard rolls on 19-inch wheels that have the Glitter Silver design. The Advance Package adds the Medium Alloy Silver Interwoven design to the 19-inch wheels. Both Acura crossover SUVs flaunt the Jewel Eye LED headlights that illuminate distant objects sooner than conventional headlamps. These lavish models also have windshield wipers synced with the Auto On/Off function for the headlights.

The Advance trim comes with LED fog lights for enhanced vision in certain driving conditions. Both Acura trims are fitted with the Dragon Tail taillights for distinct styling on the road. A tailgate spoiler with a Gloss Black finish looks great with the unique taillights, which draw inspiration from ancient Asian mythology.


Leatherette sport seats are installed inside the 2021 RDX Standard. Featuring contrast piping patterns and stitching, Milano leather upholstery covers the seats inside the Advance model. Both Acura crossover SUVs come with 12-way power front seats with extra support for the lumbar section. Ventilation and heating are exclusively available for the front seats in the Advance trim. This high-end model also boasts a climate control system that's connected to the GPS navigation system. Measuring 10.2 inches, the HD Dual-Content Center Display is the technological heart and soul inside both Acura models. You can also access the AcuraLink Connected Services on a smartphone.

Which 2021 Acura RDX model will you choose? Visit our dealership to compare the Standard base trim with the high-end Advance edition.

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Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

* Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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