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2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Acura RDX

$25,350 MSRP*

Starting Price

$38,200 MSRP**
Up to 190


Up to 272
Up to 28/34***

EPA-Estimated City/Highway MPG

Up to 22/28***

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)


Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)


Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)


If you’re already familiar with the exceptionally popular Honda CR-V crossover SUV, you may wonder exactly what changes when you upgrade to the Acura RDX. Just as Acura is Honda’s luxury wing, the RDX is in many ways a luxury version of the CR-V, so it provides a little more in terms of features and performance. Is it enough for you to make the change? We’ve put together a quick 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Acura RDX to help you reach that decision.

Simply read on to compare:

  • Pricing Options
  • Power and Fuel Economy
  • Features

CR-V vs. RDX: Pricing Options

The 2021 Honda CR-V trim level range covers:

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD: Priced at $25,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Touring FWD: Priced at $33,650 MSRP*

The 2021 Acura RDX trim level range covers:

  • 2021 Acura RDX Standard FWD: Starting at $38,200 MSRP**
  • 2021 Acura RDX Advance Package FWD: Starting at $46,000 MSRP**

Pricing is going to be a prime concern when you compare the RDX against the CR-V. The Acura does offer more, but it also starts considerably higher.

CR-V vs. RDX: Performance and Efficiency

Unlike the CR-V, the Acura RDX is available with next-generation SH-AWD (Sport-Handling All-Wheel Drive) technology for track-like performance, and it places a strong focus on power. You’ll make up to:

  • 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
  • An EPA-estimated 22 MPG**** in the city and 28 MPG**** on the highway with Acura RDX Standard FWD

The Honda CR-V can still move with plenty of agility, but it’s focused more on efficiency. You’ll make up to:

  • 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque.
  • An EPA-estimated 28 MPG*** in the city and 34 MPG*** on the highway with the 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD CVT.

CR-V vs. RDX: Features

While the Acura RDX can provide a few premium features unavailable with the Honda CR-V, you’ll still find the following advanced driver assistance features fitted as standard with both:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

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We’ve provided a handy online financing application to let drivers get pre-approved on models like the Honda CR-V without even leaving the comfort of home, and we’re always here to answer your questions and provide any advice you might need. For any assistance, simply contact us todayExcited by the new Honda CR-V? Explore the CR-V interior with our team!


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $965.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

***Based on 2019 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 models only) and other factors.

****Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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