2020 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Acura RDX | For Sale in Naperville, IL

April 30th, 2021 by


Want to learn what’s new in the 2021 Acura RDX for sale in Naperville, IL? Continue reading to see how it compares with the 2020 Acura RDX. 

2021 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Acura RDX


The newly designed exterior of the 2021 RDX is much more aggressive than the 2020 model. Sharp, clean lines give the 2021 RDX a more athletic appearance while other features such as the pentagon grille and C-shaped tail lights provide a modern edge to the already appealing 2020 design. 

While aluminum wheels are available in the 2020 RDX, they now come standard in the 2021 model. The dimensions of the interior are only slightly bigger than the 2020 model, but this added space is strategically placed to make the cabin appear more open and spacious. 


While both RDX models deliver similar performance each producing 272 horsepower, the mechanics under the hood received a welcome upgrade. 

The 2020 model is powered by a 2L 4-cylinder engine which is paired with automatic transmission available in All-Wheel Drive (AWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD). The 2021 RDX boasts a 2L turbocharged DOHC engine with i-VTEC valve train and direct injection. This upgrade delivers 280 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Safety and Tech

Most of the technology features remain unchanged in the 2021 RDX. The Wi-Fi hotspot comes standard on both models and the infotainment system easily syncs to your smartphone devices. The most notable change in the infotainment system is that the 2021 RDS is now compatible with Android Auto. 

Both models are fully equipped with a suite of Driver-Assistance features to keep you and your passengers safe. Some of the safety features available in both models include: 

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control

Find a New Acura RDX in Naperville, IL

If you’re unsure whether the 2021 Acura RDX or the 2020 Acura RDX is the right choice for you, schedule a test drive at Advantage Acura of Napervillle. We have an extensive variety of used cars and new Acura models for sale in Naperville, IL. Contact a member of our sales team to learn more about these available models or drop by our dealership to experience the differences yourself. 

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