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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $48,000
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$36,120 to $49,865
Invoice* $36,269 to $45,552 $33,230 to $45,876
MPG - City 21 - 22 16
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Toyota 4Runner. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota 4Runner, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Toyota 4Runner, 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). Whether you pick the Acura RDX or the Toyota 4Runner, 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. The Acura RDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is a little narrower than the Toyota 4Runner, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura RDX and the Toyota 4Runner are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura RDX and the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Toyota 4Runner. The Acura RDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Toyota 4Runner.