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
190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque

Engine Specs

272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque

Maximum EPA-estimated
MPG (City/Highway)


Collision Mitigation Braking
System™ (CMBS™)


Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
with Low-Speed Follow


Lane Keeping Assist
System (LKAS)


Drivers who want to see how a luxury crossover SUV compares against a standard model couldn’t do better than matching 2021 Honda CR-V vs. Acura RDX. After all, Acura is the luxury wing of Honda, so let’s see how their compact crossovers compare on:

  • Starting Prices
  • Power and MPG
  • Features

CR-V vs. RDX: Starting Prices

If you want to compare a model from the luxury segment against a standard crossover SUV, it makes sense to start with starting prices. As you can see, the Honda CR-V starts significantly lower across the trim level lineup.

2021 Honda CR-V trims range between:

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

2021 Acura RDX trims range between:

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

CR-V vs. RDX: Power and MPG

The Acura RDX has been designed with track-like performance at the core of its identity, so it naturally packs more power than even the spirited CR-V. You’ll make:

  • Up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque with the CR-V.
  • Up to 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque with the RDX.

However, the CR-V makes more sense for most drivers thanks to its considerably stronger efficiency ratings. You’ll make up to an EPA-estimated:

  • 28 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway with the 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD CVT**
  • 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with Acura RDX Standard FWD

CR-V vs. RDX: Features

The Honda CR-V starts much lower than the Acura RDX, but they both bring the following cutting-edge driver assistance features as standard:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Further amenities available with both models include:

  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats

Visit Ocean Honda of Port Richey to Find Out More About the Honda CR-V

The best way to see if the Honda CR-V is for you is by visiting us to take a test drive. To find out more or hear about our new vehicle specials, feel free to contact us directly.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

**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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