2021 Acura RDX - An Athletic Compact SUV

The 2021 Acura RDX is exactly what it says it is--an athletic compact SUV that will get drivers into a luxury brand without a luxury price tag. The RDX is handsome and is a good value among compact luxury SUVs, filled with technology and offering a peppy driving experience.

New Features

Acura did not change the RDX much at all for the 2021 model year, but it did give it the PMC treatment. Made at Acura's Performance Manufacturing Centre (PMC) in Ohio, this limited addition is loaded with all the features from the A-Spec and Advanced packages, along with exclusive Thermal Orange pearl paint and matching contrast stitching inside. Only 360 of these rare models will be built.

Models and Pricing

Starting at $46,995, the RDX is offered in five trim levels at Acura of Moncton and across Canada: RDX, Tech, A-Spec, Elite, and Platinum Elite. Every model is filled with tons of features, even the entry-level version which features LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, driver-assist safety technologies, power tailgate, Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and remote engine starter.

At $50,295, the Tech trim level offers the most value with upgrades including an ELS Studio premium audio system, navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, rear USB ports, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and blind spot information system.


The bold design of the 2021 Acura RDX allows it to break free of the standard compact SUV class. With bold, aggressive lines and no-holds-barred looks, the Acura's handsome styling turns heads wherever it goes.

The interior offers refined luxury to drivers with high-quality materials that do not feel or look cheap. Thanks to the build quality and desirable standard features, the RDX is a vehicle that some drivers will never want to leave.


Acura powers every 2021 RDX with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. It delivers 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, offers a responsive gas pedal, and pulls away from stoplights like drivers are racing the car next to it.

Acura's SH-AWD system increases the RDX's confidence in less-than-ideal weather conditions. It helps the SUV change directions quickly and offers precise-feeling steering.


A 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system is on full display high on every RDX's dashboard. In addition to touchscreen controls, it can be operated by a touchpad on the centre console. The system pairs with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.


Just like its lower-cost cousin, Honda, Acura is well known for its dedication to safety. For that reason, it is no surprise that the 2021 Acura RDX earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Acura builds every RDX with standard driver-assistance technology such as forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Finding the Right 2021 Acura RDX at Acura of Moncton

Acura of Moncton has a wide variety of RDX and other Acura models available for drivers who want luxury, high-tech features, and a focus on safety without breaking the bank.

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