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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

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MSRP*
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$38,400 to $51,000
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$36,995 to $58,995
Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $36,663 to $56,686
MPG - City 21 - 22 18 - 19
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 25 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura RDX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura RDX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, making the Jeep Grand Cherokee L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura RDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.