The 2021 Acura RDX Vs. The 2021 BMW X2 A yellow BMW and a dark blue Acura

The 2021 Acura RDX Vs. The 2021 BMW X2

If there was a time when the word "luxury" could only rhyme with "German," today the Japanese have innovated and are currently fierce competitors against these European cars. Acura is one of those brands that offer luxurious cars that are both elegant and high-performance. Find out how two rugged and powerful compact SUVs, the 2021 RDX and the 2021 BMW X2, compete in a tough battle between Acura's signature precision and BMW's reputation, which may not be as undisputed in its class as you might think.

Acura Laval near Terrebonne, Sainte-Thérèse, Boisbriand and just a few minutes from Montreal brings these two vehicles face to face by presenting their main features. Your dealer in Laval is the best place to find a used or new Acura.


Acura RDX Vs. BMW X2: Who Will Win?

First of all, since these are SUVs from which a good dose of performance is expected, it would be appropriate to start by comparing the engines they offer. On the base models, both sides offer 2.0 L engines. However, where Acura develops 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, BMW offers less power with 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. As for the transmission, the RDX relies on a 10-speed automatic, while the X2 has only 8 gears. In short, Acura wins this round.

Indeed, the 10-speed transmission provides smoother and more fluid shifting between gears. When it comes to handling, while both offer all-wheel drive, the RDX's new SH-AWD system gives it exceptional handling and responsiveness, especially in corners.

As for the available models, the BMW includes two: the xDrive28i and the M35i, which comes with a more powerful engine but at a significantly higher price. On the other hand, Acura has only one engine, but offers more choices with its five versions in addition to the different packages. This makes the Acura much more customizable, in addition to the more gradual price differences between versions. Conversely, BMW only offers a rather aggressive $7,000 difference between its two versions allowing for no half measures.

While both vehicles are elegant and sporty in appearance, the 2021 RDX has a special charm with its diamond grille and LED headlights, more angular and brighter than ever before.

However, it is especially in terms of technology that Acura stands out from the competition. Not only is its 10.2-inch touch screen larger than BMW's 8.8-inch touch screen, but it also includes navigation as standard. What's more, the German automaker's audio system is only a standard 7-speaker system, even on its high-end version; you have to pay more for better sound quality. In contrast, the RDX goes from 9 to 12 to 16 speakers on its various versions, including subwoofers.

From a safety standpoint, BMW offers few standard driver assistance technologies, so again, you have to pay for more. Acura, however, lives up to the Japanese innovation by offering not only forward collision warning, but also lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, etc.

All in all, it is true that BMW has a solid reputation for vehicle performance, but Acura is an opponent that ultimately not only lives up to the challenge, but outperforms BMW in many ways. When you buy an Acura SUV, you get the latest technologies, a good deal of power and excellent road handling, and above all, you get much more for your money and can benefit from multiple versions that can be customized as desired.


Your Next Acura Awaits You in Laval!

Your Acura Laval dealer has several new and pre-owned Acuras in stock and helps you find the one that fits you best. In dealership or online, customize your vehicle with the "RDX build and price" option and discover the Acura RDX price Canada. In dealership or online, take advantage of the best advice from a team of professionals who will answer all your questions and make sure you benefit from the best offers and financing rates.

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