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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $48,000
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $36,269 to $45,552 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 21 - 22 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 22 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Acura RDX requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross 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). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura RDX and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.