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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $38,400 to $51,000
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen
ID.4

MSRP*: $39,995 to $48,175
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Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $38,396 to $46,248
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 104 - 107 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 89 - 91 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.9 ft3 64.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 201-hp, (electric), 295-hp, (electric)
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 272 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 186.7 in 180.5 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.6 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 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
The Acura RDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen ID.4, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Volkswagen ID.4.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Acura RDX, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 Volkswagen ID.4, 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 Volkswagen ID.4.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much wider than the Volkswagen ID.4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Volkswagen ID.4.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Volkswagen ID.4, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen ID.4 is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen ID.4.

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 ID.4. The Acura RDX has less cargo space than the Volkswagen ID.4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen ID.4.