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Powertrain Options for the 2021 Acura RDX

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura RDX on Friday, November 6th, 2020 at 4:24 pm
Front driver angle of a red 2021 Acura RDX driving on a road

2021 Acura RDX Engine Specs and Drivetrain Choices

Along with being luxurious, the 2021 Acura RDX will feel sporty to its drivers sitting behind its wheel. Equipped with a powerful engine and offering two drivetrain choices, this crossover will provide the fun experience you’ve been craving. At Radley Acura, let’s explore the powertrain options available for the 2021 Acura RDX.

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Rear passenger angle of a red 2021 Acura RDX driving in snow

2021 RDX Drivetrains

In total, the 2021 Acura RDX offers two drivetrain options for drivers to choose from. The first option is the standard front-wheel drive (FWD) system. FWD is the most fuel-efficient and affordable drivetrain option as only the front two wheels will receive engine power.

The second option available for the RDX is Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). Intelligent and modern, SH-AWD® is an advanced all-wheel drive drivetrain system in which the engine can divert power to all four wheels. By constantly monitoring weight distribution, traction, and driver inputs, SH-AWD® will automatically send power to each wheel as needed. If the RDX is travelling in a straight line, most of the engine power will be sent to the front wheels to reduce fuel intake. SH-AWD® is available for every 2021 RDX package.

2021 RDX Horsepower, Torque, and Fuel Economy Ratings

How powerful is the 2021 Acura RDX, you may wonder? The 2021 RDX offers the horsepower, torque, and fuel economy ratings you and your family needs. Equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, this luxurious crossover produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy will vary based on the drivetrain choice. With FWD, the 2021 Acura RDX offers up to 22 city MPG*, 28 highway MPG*, and 24 combined MPG*. If you select SH-AWD®, the RDX offers up to 21 city MPG*, 27 highway MPG*, and 23 combined MPG*.

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*Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.