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Acura RDX
2021 Acura RDX
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$38,200
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Porsche Macan
2021 Porsche Macan
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$52,100
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.5
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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
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Other
Drivetrain
Other
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.8 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
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
248 hp @ 5000 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Other
Other

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8"
18" x 8"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8"
18" x 9"
17" x 7"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P235/55HR19
P235/60WR18
P225/60HR17
Rear Tire
P235/55HR19
P255/55WR18
P225/60HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
21 MPG
29 MPG
City
22 MPG
19 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
23 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
8.4 (2020) Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
19.8 gallons
16.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
376.2 miles
376.2 miles
431.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
478.8 miles
455.4 miles
547.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
186.7 in
184.9 in
182.1 in
Height
65.7 in
63.9 in
67.5 in
Max Width
74.8 in
76.2 in
71.5 in
Front Width
64.2 in
65.2 in
61.6 in
Rear Width
64.7 in
65 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
108.3 in
110.5 in
105.1 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
N/A
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
N/A
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40 in
N/A
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60 in
N/A
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55 in
N/A
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38 in
N/A
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38 in
N/A
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57 in
N/A
57.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50 in
N/A
53.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,783 lbs
4,099 lbs
3,449 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
4,409 lbs
1,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
58.9 ft³
52.9 ft³
76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.5 ft³
17.6 ft³
31.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
29.5 ft³
17.6 ft³
31.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Black
  • White
  • 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
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Mamba Green Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Volcano Grey Metallic
  • Carmine Red
  • Chalk
  • Miami Blue
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • Custom Color
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Agate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Alcantara
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Alcantara
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black/Mojave Beige, Two-Tone Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Alcantara
  • Agate Grey, Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black/Garnet Red, Two-Tone Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black/Garnet Red, Two-Tone Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Black/Mojave Beige, Two-Tone Leather Package Seat Trim
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Agate Grey/Pebble Grey, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Mojave Beige, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Garnet Red/Black, Two-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Espresso, Natural Leather Seat Trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Optional
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A