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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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MSRP*
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$38,400 to $51,000
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$32,400 to $73,500
Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $31,815 to $69,390
MPG - City 21 - 22 13 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 17 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 Wrangler Unlimited than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. 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 Wrangler Unlimited.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is a little wider than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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

Handling
The Acura RDX has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The Acura RDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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