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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $38,400 to $51,000
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2021 Land Rover
Discovery Sport

MSRP*: $41,900 to $46,950
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Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $39,386 to $44,133
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.9 ft3 55.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 272 hp 246 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 4,409 lbs
Exterior Length 186.7 in 181.0 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 75.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 39.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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.

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.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively 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.