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Acura RDX
2021 Acura RDX
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$38,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
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$27,975
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Forester
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$24,795
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8.6
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Other
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Other

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
39 ft
37.5 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8"
17" x 7"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P235/55HR19
P235/65TR17
P225/60HR17
Rear Tire
P235/55HR19
P235/65TR17
P225/60HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
24 MPG
29 MPG
City
22 MPG
21 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
27 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
7.7 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
18.8 gallons
16.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
376.2 miles
394.8 miles
431.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
478.8 miles
507.6 miles
547.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
186.7 in
187.8 in
182.1 in
Height
65.7 in
66.1 in
67.5 in
Max Width
74.8 in
74.4 in
71.5 in
Front Width
64.2 in
64.3 in
61.6 in
Rear Width
64.7 in
64.7 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
108.3 in
108.9 in
105.1 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
7.3 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
44.1 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40 in
41.2 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60 in
59.1 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55 in
57.5 in
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38 in
40.9 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38 in
39.2 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57 in
58.3 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50 in
56.3 in
53.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,783 lbs
3,735 lbs
3,449 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
N/A
1,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
58.9 ft³
71.3 ft³
76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.5 ft³
35.9 ft³
31.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
29.5 ft³
35.9 ft³
31.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Calypso Red
  • Earthy Bronze
  • Lava Orange
  • Machine Gray, Build out: 10/01/2019
  • Portofino Gray
  • Quartz White
  • Rainforest
  • Scarlet Red, Build out: 10/01/2019
  • Shimmering Silver Pearl
  • Stormy Sea
  • Symphony Silver, Build out: 10/01/2019
  • Twilight Black
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Black/Beige, Stain-Resistant Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Black/Black, Stain-Resistant Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Espresso/Gray, Stain-Resistant Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles