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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

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2021 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

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MSRP*
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$38,400 to $51,000
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$41,900 to $46,950
Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $39,386 to $44,133
MPG - City 21 - 22 19
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura RDX than the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The Acura RDX will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Convenience
The Acura RDX requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Land Rover Discovery Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Acura RDX or the Land Rover Discovery Sport, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura RDX and the Land Rover Discovery Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Land Rover Discovery Sport. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura RDX, which is slightly longer than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Land Rover Discovery Sport, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Utility
The Acura RDX has less seating than the Land Rover Discovery Sport, making the Land Rover Discovery Sport the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Discovery Sport.