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2022 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Review

Picture of the 2022 Acura RDX

2022 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $40,600 to $53,300
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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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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 64.2 ft3
Engine
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 295-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 1-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 201 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,200 - 2,700 lbs
Exterior Length 187.4 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 40.6 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.4 in

*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.

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 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
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RDX greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen ID.4.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Acura RDX does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels 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.