2021 Lexus NX 300 VS. 2021 Acura RDX - Value Luxury SUVs

2021 Lexus NX 300 VS. 2021 Acura RDX comparison review. We compare the 2021 Lexus NX 300 and Lexus NX 300h to the 2021 Acura RDX in design, features, safety, reliability, and value for money to find out which one is the better SUV. If you are thinking about buying a Lexus NX or Acura RDX, make sure to watch this review.

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Lexus NX: ( 1:10 ​)
Acura RDX: ( 5:50 ​​)
Verdict: ( 8:10 ​​)

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  1. duke

    duke

    3 days ago

    RDX ASpec 24/7/365

  2. Jeff Van Horn

    Jeff Van Horn

    12 days ago

    I brought a 2020 Acura RDX a-spec and love it as well!!

  3. Emad Youssef

    Emad Youssef

    17 days ago

    I bought the RDX few month ago, excellent suv and can be aggressive as well. If like to drive, this suv for you. Quality is great. Safety systems and adaptive cruise working well. It is big from inside with good stance. Trunk is huge with 2 storage bins. You get a spare tire if u opted for AWD system. The NX will feel much smaller and cramped inside and the newer NX will be the same. Excellent review. Thank you.

  4. ♡

    24 days ago

    Acura legendary performance is unmatched especially on the race track

  5. ♡

    24 days ago

    Acura hand built, pike peak champion. NSX history

  6. George

    George

    Month ago

    RDX!! No question here

  7. VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

    VOICE OF THE VOICELESS

    Month ago

    Agree

  8. dkinlakorea

    dkinlakorea

    Month ago

    No brainer...lexus!!!!!!!

  9. Nubun Sangjun

    Nubun Sangjun

    Month ago

    NX out sold RDX the last three years. I still have my 2001 Rx300 with over 300,000 miles. The RX300 never let me down once since it was new. Nothing break at all except burn out 3rd tail light 2-3 times in the last 20 years. I’m looking to replace my Rx300 soon. I test drive both and like the RDX better but overall I have to go with the NX. My Dad has Acura MDX and other Honda and it didn’t do as well as my Older RX300 and Sienna. Honda do drive better when it was new but as it age it didn’t do quite well as Toyota. I’m a mechanical engineer and always in the past work on car every time something would break. I used to have Nissan and Honda when I was a teenager and owned several of them before changed to Toyota. Ever since I had my first Toyota (1991 Mr2) I have not have anything break on any of my Toyota. I had to change timing belt and clutch once on my Mr2. And that was the last time I had to fix anything on Toyota other than replacing tires, brake pads and light bulbs.

  10. ED

    ED

    Month ago

    SH-AWD. That is all.

  11. mikhail gorbachev

    mikhail gorbachev

    Month ago

    You can’t go wrong with either car. They’re both excellent cars for the money.

  12. Adam Marsh

    Adam Marsh

    Month ago

    Thank you for mentioning the hybrid model in your review. Stuck between the UXh or the NXh but leaning toward the NXh. Thanks for your fantastic review.

    • Car Help Corner

      Car Help Corner

      Month ago

      Happy to help :)

  13. Arnold Winters

    Arnold Winters

    Month ago

    My daughter Tara bought an 2021 NX Hybrid and got a great deal. I believe she loves it.

  14. Jasper A

    Jasper A

    Month ago

    Lexus is at higher level of luxury. Acura is a low level luxury, it’ll take decades for Acura to catch up to Lexus. Nobody cares about Acuras, they’re design are so outdated and franky not good looking cars at all. No one ever turns their heads when they see an Acura but people will turn their heads when they see Lexus cars due to their striking and unique designs. Lexus for the win, hands down!

    • B. L

      B. L

      Month ago

      I hate my new Acura, but this has to be one of the dumbest comments on the internet. Nobody gives a shit about Lexus or Acura. People buy Lexus for their reliability, not for their status or their designs. I envy just how delusional you are ... walking thru life being completely content being a moron.

  15. david hasson

    david hasson

    Month ago

    Am definitely doing my homework before I buy, i’m at the age now where this will probably be my last new vehicle. Absolutely love the Acura RDX and the Lexus NX hybrid. We are definitely seriously thinking about waiting a year or two for the RDX to come out with a hybrid model, i’m told this will probably happen by 2024. We’re going to definitely take another look at the Lexus with a new design for 2022, but the 2021 is definitely just too tight on the inside we’re not small people. If we can’t get the RDX in the hybrid model by 2024 we are going to go with the Toyota Highlander platinum edition hybrid. We’ve always been Honda people but we just can’t buy another vehicle that is not at least a standard hybrid. Thank you for this excellent review of both the Lexus and the Acura it really helps.

    • zahi haidari

      zahi haidari

      Month ago

      I work for a Lexus Dealership and i cant wait to sell the all new 2022 NXh450 302hp

  16. pspecs

    pspecs

    Month ago

    why do you talk so fast?

  17. Luke Thomas

    Luke Thomas

    Month ago

    I think an issue with Acura is in the branding. While it has plenty of features I wonder if anyone knows it's a "luxury" vehicle.

    • AFCompany

      AFCompany

      16 days ago

      I think everyone knows Acura is a luxury or at least premium brand. I mean you can look at them and tell they aren’t standard economy cars they look like 40k plus vehicles. Most people know Acura for having sporty handling.

  18. B. L

    B. L

    Month ago

    My 2020 RDX has awful build quality. I wish they would have offered the 2.0T in the CR-V. I wouldn’t have been as upset with all the quality issues if I had paid $10k less for the car.

  19. Eric B.

    Eric B.

    Month ago

    Yep, I agree that the RDX is a better compact SUV for just about everything except the outstanding LEXUS build quality. (But ACURA quality is VERY close to LEXUS quality.) In terms of performance technology the RDX has the edge with the SH AWD and power vectoring. Ain't computers and sensors great?

    • paperpancake

      paperpancake

      Month ago

      Yea Lexus has very good build quality that is pretty much unmatched, however Acura’s build quality is also up there. If there are no design flaws in either of these they will both last hundreds of thousands of miles. Only time will tell.

  20. Edgar Tli7

    Edgar Tli7

    Month ago

    The lexus nx was a better looking car 2015 to 2017 the new 2019 to recent are not as nice looking ,the plastic that they are adding in the lower front looks cheap and tacky makes the car look very cheap ,interior of course the new models are nice bigger navigation screen and updated interior is much better . I like both cars rdx 2019 and up are the best looking , before that, the rdx was not a sporty looking suv .

  21. Mert Ozbahcivan

    Mert Ozbahcivan

    Month ago

    I like glc 300 and Rdx which one should I buy

    • Car Help Corner

      Car Help Corner

      Month ago

      If you are planning to keep it long-term for over 5 years, go with the RDX. It should be more reliable and less expensive to run/repair

  22. ♡

    Month ago

    I have Acura RDX love but the only car better than all is Tesla model Y, the in the world

    • ♡

      24 days ago

      I am a Tesla share holder this Acura RDX Vs Lexus, Acura RDX is best . No one is close to Tesla ok, we know

  23. ♡

    Month ago

    Acura better performance, world class winning all races on the track 4 in a row

  24. Randy Li

    Randy Li

    Month ago

    NX and UX should almost wear the Toyota badge.

  25. CL ADS

    CL ADS

    Month ago

    RDX HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. FD DM

    FD DM

    Month ago

    I have an Audi but the RDX is far better than this little Lexus/Toyota overpriced subsubcompact suv. If you were to choose the NX you better off with the Subaru Crosstrek which has much better offroad capability, more cargo space and better safety technology or the Mazda CX5. The only Lexus that is worth buying is the RX for everything else just go to Toyota which essentially is the same thing.

  27. Jack Ryder

    Jack Ryder

    2 months ago

    Nx needs to go and replacing

  28. Jack Ryder

    Jack Ryder

    2 months ago

    Lexus hybrid is horrible. No power as the suv is heavy and smaller engine. I got lexus es300h. Love it

  29. zeezeebo

    zeezeebo

    2 months ago

    Can’t beat Lexus!

  30. Marco N

    Marco N

    2 months ago

    Would love to see these units with a 6 cylinder option - compete with the X3 M40

  31. Ricky Ricardo

    Ricky Ricardo

    2 months ago

    Did My homework before buying and the more I drive it the more fun it is!! I love our new 2021 RDX A-SPEC!!! I have always believed in nothing less that a 6 cylinder car, I was skeptic about going on a 4 cylinder turbo car! How wrong the RDX made me look, what a fantastic car, this one I will smoke to the ground!!

    • ♡

      23 days ago

      @Dayron the 2022 RDX very good

    • Dayron

      Dayron

      23 days ago

      @♡ No No you’re wrong, 2023 Acura RDX will be better 😁

    • ♡

      Month ago

      2022 Acura RDX will be better

  32. peter gazarek

    peter gazarek

    2 months ago

    LEXUS 👌🏻😍 TOP LUXURY CAR’S 😎👍🏻

    • ♡

      Month ago

      Acura win all races on the track , do your research

    • dean su

      dean su

      Month ago

      My 2008 Lexus RX-350 was a “junk.” In less than 10 years, the water pump and radio were broken and transmission oil leaks. Spent a lot of money to have them fixed. My 2002 Acura 3.5RL has about 130,000 miles on it and costs me very little in maintenance; I am thinking about retiring it and buy a RDX.

  33. dogiego

    dogiego

    2 months ago

    NX has dual injection to avoid future carbon buildup issues (important if you are going to keep it a while). RDX does not.

    • ♡

      24 days ago

      Acura is Legendary performance is unmatched

  34. Clownfish777

    Clownfish777

    2 months ago

    New sub here, this channel is way underrated for the amount of information and quality of delivery

    • Car Help Corner

      Car Help Corner

      2 months ago

      Thank you very much!

  35. 804 guwap

    804 guwap

    2 months ago

    It’s nothin wrong wit that damn touch pad on tha RDX 😑

  36. Kimberly Finke

    Kimberly Finke

    2 months ago

    Just bought the 2021 Acura RDX A-Spec yesterday and I LOVE it!!!!

    • Kimberly Finke

      Kimberly Finke

      4 days ago

      @James Zhang no not fully digital yet but I hear that the 2022 may be

    • Jon Wright

      Jon Wright

      16 days ago

      So Happy with the RDX Aspec. NX 300 was on my list but when I drove the RDX I was sold

    • James Zhang

      James Zhang

      22 days ago

      Is the 2021 came with full digital dashboard?

    • Brandon Mullings

      Brandon Mullings

      Month ago

      I have a 19 A spec and it handles like a tiny car, but so much room an luxury.

  37. hung le

    hung le

    2 months ago

    Lexus Nx

  38. Samuel son

    Samuel son

    2 months ago

    Infotainment system of the NX300 is awesome and very much smart. At least in Europe, if the police see you reaching the touch screen on the dashboard, you'll get at fine. The Idea of having knobs on the stearing wheel is a good reason for that, but much better and smart is the touchpad down in the arm rest. So Lexus system is smarter, ... only fools criticize it.

    • Samuel son

      Samuel son

      2 months ago

      @Car Help Corner it’s the same idea, as BMW entire brand using a knob to turn and push... Mercedes and VW also introduced.. > but only for Lexus is wrong,... bad to use... etc etc Wondering how many people have a laptop ... with touch pad ... and they use it ... everyday, for many hours ... like it is something functional and easy to use. Well coming back to your 2nd part of the question, ... yess By law even regulating your clima control is a distraction while driving,... Orr adjusting your mirrors, even if they are electric, as you still have to push the command and check many times if the mirrors are in your right position, ... But everybody does it,... the question is,... how to built it, less obvious to the police ... > the very best answer is building it in the steering wheel, or voice commands, or gestures,... like we see it in the premium class line up. Definitely, I’ll go for the voice command ... 😊

    • Car Help Corner

      Car Help Corner

      2 months ago

      Interesting point, but is it really safe using that touchpad while driving?

  39. mebin john

    mebin john

    2 months ago

    I was not a fan of Acura before, but after test drive both cars, there not even a single reason to go with Lexus (other than L badge). RDX offer more power, more bells and whistles, more quality materials, and more space in cabin and cargo. RDX base is more than enough for any customer, I ended up buying base OTD less than $36k. Only thing I missing (not necessary) is blind spot monitoring and sensors. I don’t want to go higher trim just for this, base model pretty much enough. RDX is refreshing the 2022 model to keep up with 2022 brand new Lexus NX. As per the leaked photos and videos , NX is still fall behind RDX ( other than touch screen). acura-video.info/name/video/d3-5mn98prXLlXM.html

  40. Ghamrick81

    Ghamrick81

    2 months ago

    Why does everyone hate the Acura track pad? My dad has a 2020 rdx and we all love it. It took me 5 minutes to figure out how to work it without looking away from the road. Way less distracting that a touchscreen. Everyone seems to dislike the system I’ve never seen a reviewer compliment it

    • Andy Jacobs

      Andy Jacobs

      Month ago

      Because people are lazy and don't want to take a few minutes to learn how to use it.

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      Month ago

      Because people are idiots. It’s very easy to use.

  41. Sean 24986

    Sean 24986

    2 months ago

    why do these guys constantly knock the TTI interface for the info system? it takes a 6th grader all of about 15 minutes using it to have it "figured out" and once you have the small learning curve conquered, you will love it! You stay in a normal driving position and not have to reach to "touch the screen" as this chucklehead thinks is better! There are some things I think Acura could do better but overall, I love my 2020 Tech package RDX and easily will give it a 5 star rating! Reviewers: USE THE TTI FOR MORE THAN ONE TIME BEFORE YOU DO THE REVIEW AND JUMP ALL OVER IT! If you lightly tough the interface, it actually acts like a mouse and the options highlight then push down harder to "click" on them!

  42. Bobby Woods

    Bobby Woods

    2 months ago

    I got a real issue with this. Acura is not in the same luxury category as Lexus. No way, no how.

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      Month ago

      I agree with that statement. Lexus IS way to boring to be compared with these sexy new Acuras.

    • Bobby Woods

      Bobby Woods

      2 months ago

      @John Lain No Euro trash for me....don't get it.

    • John Lain

      John Lain

      2 months ago

      Lexus is a premium brand just like Acura, not quite "luxury", but close. Reliability wise they are both good, with the nod going to Lexus. I will take either one over German unreliability.

  43. LEÃO BJJ PANAMA

    LEÃO BJJ PANAMA

    2 months ago

    Lexus NX, Cero Problem ...

    • Leslie Becker

      Leslie Becker

      2 months ago

      How do I use internet to select

  44. Jim Secula

    Jim Secula

    2 months ago

    Love my 2021 RDX!

  45. T R

    T R

    3 months ago

    Honda interior and exterior design is superior but transmission sucks

  46. Kingsley Sun

    Kingsley Sun

    3 months ago

    Fun to drive, RDX since is has torque vectoring SH-AWD, reliability with a so-so awd torsen awd system, NX for sure.

    • Kingsley Sun

      Kingsley Sun

      Month ago

      @Drive Scene , its is a reliability vs a fun to drive awd debate.

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      Month ago

      Lol Acura has one of the best AWD system on the market today. Lexus can’t compete with that lol

  47. mark Phil

    mark Phil

    3 months ago

    TOYOTA LEXUS ALL THE WAY

  48. Edwin Rivera

    Edwin Rivera

    3 months ago

    Reliability and resale value go for the RDX? not sure where he got that from. I do like the look and space of the RDX, but reliability and resale value will be better in the NX.

    • wolfpacknation900

      wolfpacknation900

      11 days ago

      @B. L why so?

    • B. L

      B. L

      Month ago

      ... my 2020 RDX is a heaping pile of shit. Never buying an Acura again.

    • raknoknak

      raknoknak

      2 months ago

      You are correct. I have read actual customer reviews on edmunds or cars.com Too many issues with RDX. I will go with the Lexus any day.

    • A. C.

      A. C.

      3 months ago

      He was paid to say that!

  49. Prabz Krish

    Prabz Krish

    3 months ago

    Not a fair comparison, 6 year old gen NX vs new rdx... 2022 Nx would be a better match.... saying that not even a single issue with my NX for 3.5 years that is what Lexus is famous for...

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      Month ago

      @Pedro Morales when you talk facts people say you are a fanboy, ignore the haters.

    • Pedro Morales

      Pedro Morales

      3 months ago

      @Tropical Storm not a honda fanboy just stating facts. Lexus/toyota has been dropping the ball recently. Im all for Japanese over germans.

    • Tropical Storm

      Tropical Storm

      3 months ago

      @Pedro Morales Says the Honda fanboy.

    • Pedro Morales

      Pedro Morales

      3 months ago

      New upcoming model will not fair any better against the rdx. Sadly the venza is more lexus than the nx and puts up a better fight than the nx even with the upcoming gen nx. The interior is very toyota not lexus in upcoming nx. Exterior pretty plain jane.

  50. kids videos

    kids videos

    3 months ago

    Lexus

  51. Nard Man

    Nard Man

    3 months ago

    RDX is a new redesign you should wait and compare it on the new NX redesign coming soon...

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      Month ago

      Lexus IS overrated and overpriced for what you get. For the price of a Lexus I would much rather get a German car, reliability be famed, life’s too short to drive boring cars.

    • Amani Mshana

      Amani Mshana

      2 months ago

      NX looks so Fugly! I wonder why Toyota keeps on making fucked up cars on sight and Power trains

    • Pedro Morales

      Pedro Morales

      3 months ago

      @Nard Man i have to agree i would definitely put both lexus and acura over the germans for reliability. But lexus is the new buick (old people cars) ive owned both lexus and acuras but acuras always win me over. Im anxiously waiting on the acura mdx type s

    • Nard Man

      Nard Man

      3 months ago

      @Pedro Morales can’t go wrong with this two asian car they are the best i use to have acura and now i have the 2020 NX f sport and i love it, one reason i like about Lexus is they are 💯 percent made in Japan that’s why they are the king of reliability...

    • Pedro Morales

      Pedro Morales

      3 months ago

      @Nard Man definitely not and would definitely consider the rdx over the nx. There is no real reason here to choose nx over rdx.

  52. John Swift

    John Swift

    3 months ago

    Great video!

  53. N.H Cal

    N.H Cal

    3 months ago

    I think the acura track pad works great and easy to use. Very straightforward and doesn't require scrolling.

    • Roger Lodge

      Roger Lodge

      2 months ago

      I agree. It turned out to be easier to get used toothed I expected.

    • Arshdeep Saran

      Arshdeep Saran

      3 months ago

      @Ly Long Ly Payia you probably can't afford it lmao

    • Ly Long Ly Payia

      Ly Long Ly Payia

      3 months ago

      Lady Car 🚗

  54. MoNo K

    MoNo K

    3 months ago

    RDX all the way!!!

    • Mike B

      Mike B

      Month ago

      @raknoknak I've owned both. And reliability hasn't been an issue for either. This is more a personal choice when buying. Period.

    • raknoknak

      raknoknak

      2 months ago

      The reliability of RDX has gone down the drain. I have owned Acuras since the past 15 years, but my next car will be a Lexus.

  55. Ed EdH

    Ed EdH

    3 months ago

    We are Lexus owners but have the RDX now. Both of us fight over who gets to drive the RDX but have had lots of warranty problems and won’t keep it past the warranty.

    • Gnicks

      Gnicks

      2 months ago

      I have the same question. I have been thinking about purchasing one, I have had a test drive and too it home, I didn’t purchase because wanted to do more research

    • 2004cjackson

      2004cjackson

      3 months ago

      What year is you RDX? What type of problems are you having?

    • V

      V

      3 months ago

      never buy the latest model from any manufacturer. need to cure childhood diseases

  56. Rich Brown

    Rich Brown

    3 months ago

    NX it’s just sooo reliable

    • paperpancake

      paperpancake

      Month ago

      Both of these should still be very reliable unless there is a design flaw. Only time will tell.

    • Fast4SloW 717

      Fast4SloW 717

      2 months ago

      Is it though. We don't really know yet. Its not gonna be as reliable as a na rx seeing how its turbocharged. I doubt we will routinely see either the rdx or nx300 hit 300k miles consistently

  57. Mark Norman

    Mark Norman

    3 months ago

    The adventurous NX body definitely eclipses the more ho hum RDX while the RDX interior looks much cooler especially With either the stitching or the red seats. One big zonk, stealing zonk from another reviewer sorry Joe, but these glued on looking infotainment systems just look so clunky. Built in to the upper console seamlessly is the way to go an example being the Subaru Forester which obviously is a more budget, utilitarian car but still that seamless look is awesome. It’s a shame you can’t incorporate exterior of NX with interior and handling of the RDX. Now that would be some car.

  58. Kingsley Sun

    Kingsley Sun

    3 months ago

    Acura RDX for sure, no need for a fancy up Rav4.

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      Month ago

      @Jean Toronto Raptors lol

    • Jean Toronto Raptors

      Jean Toronto Raptors

      Month ago

      @Drive Scene sooo, what’s the big deal, just like those Honda’s that’s still on the road

    • Drive Scene

      Drive Scene

      Month ago

      @Jean Toronto Raptors well until those are released, they are still based on Toyotas. Acura is different now, independent platforms

    • Jean Toronto Raptors

      Jean Toronto Raptors

      Month ago

      @Drive Scene you talking about the pass.. new highlander and RAV4 don’t share anything with Lexus

    • Jean Toronto Raptors

      Jean Toronto Raptors

      Month ago

      @Drive Scene it’s going to be the same with NX next generation too mdx used to base on pilot, Rex used to base on CR-V. TLX is Honda Accord New RAV4 use TNGA, nothing relate to lexus.. the CR-V will use RDX platform too

  59. Daniel Melendez

    Daniel Melendez

    3 months ago

    I dont think this a fair comparison, Acura has a SHAWD with torque vectoring but Lexus does not have have that option. That one factor in itself does put the cars at the same level.

  60. Flandre Scarlet

    Flandre Scarlet

    3 months ago

    If you want realibility, NX. Other than that, RDX.

  61. Ben Sumicad

    Ben Sumicad

    3 months ago

    Any chance you'll review and compare the Volvo XC40?

    • Car Help Corner

      Car Help Corner

      3 months ago

      I have a video on it coming soon!

  62. Wasted Rep

    Wasted Rep

    3 months ago

    NX!

  63. R. M.S.

    R. M.S.

    3 months ago

    NX 300!!! Better reliability!

    • LEÃO BJJ PANAMA

      LEÃO BJJ PANAMA

      2 months ago

      Yesss...

    • Jonathan Chen

      Jonathan Chen

      3 months ago

      I agree!

  64. Blue Diamond

    Blue Diamond

    3 months ago

    RDX

  65. CalStressReliefCnter

    CalStressReliefCnter

    3 months ago

    Thanks good job 👍

    • Car Help Corner

      Car Help Corner

      3 months ago

      Thank you!

  66. Project.D Films

    Project.D Films

    4 months ago

    Rdx

  67. Joel Reiter

    Joel Reiter

    4 months ago

    Nice review! Please do a comparison between the Audi Q3 and the Mercedes GLA. Thank you!

    • Car Help Corner

      Car Help Corner

      4 months ago

      Good one! I just finished test driving a 2021 GLA. Based on first impressions I preferred the Q3 but I'll make a full video