Compare 2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Buick Envision
2021 Acura RDX

2021 Buick Envision


2021 Acura RDX

2.0L 4cyl Turbo


2.0L 4cyl Turbo
230 HP


272 HP
24 city / 31 hwy*

Fuel Economy

22 city / 28 hwy*

Serving Pensacola, FL

In 2021, if you are looking to get a comfortable, reliable, and affordable family SUV, you should consider the 2021 Buick Envision and the 2021 Acura RDX. Both SUVs are designed to offer you excellent capability and functionality for your everyday driving. Let’s take a look at some areas both SUVs excel at;


The 2021 Envision is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that is paired to a 9-speed auto transmission. The responsive powertrain generates 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet torque, which is impressive for a class car. You can opt for the agile SUV with a standard front-wheel-drive setup or with an optional all-wheel drive. The Envision manages quite well on the road and offers outstanding acceleration on the highway. The family SUV features enhanced athleticism and an upgraded suspension system that performs way better than its 2020 predecessor.

On the other hand, the 2021 Acura RDX receives its power from a 272 horsepower 2.0L turbo-four engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain offers ample power for everyday city driving and is quite comfortable to drive on the road. The RDX is also available with a front- or all-wheel-drive setup. Although the RDX offers quite a commendable handling on the street, the transmission downshift is not as swift as the Envision.

The RDX’s turbocharged engine delivers excellent performance on the road, but it is also deafening. If you enjoy a sporty-sounding engine, it would be the perfect choice for you. However, if you are looking for a quieter family car for a long peaceful journey, the Envision is more recommendable.

Interior and comfort

When looking for a family car, the interior comfort levels are essential points to consider, and the 2021 Buick Envision does not disappoint. The SUV’s interiors are designed to comfortably accommodate the whole family while at the same time keeping them entertained. It features more than ample leg- and headroom for both the front and rear seats, as well as an ambient cabin, to give you the best driving atmosphere. The high-end trim level offers even more luxuries and comes standard with quilted leather upholstery, a massaging driver’s seat, and heated and ventilated front seats.

In contrast, the Acura delivers a sportier- than family-oriented experience. The driving position is relatively high to satisfy any SUV fan and flexible enough to appeal to most driving enthusiasts. The SUV features a handle on the outboard seats that allows you to release and fold the back-row flat – to provide more cargo space. The vehicle is also equipped with ambient lighting, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and dual-zone climate control.

Connectivity and Infotainment

Entertainment and connectivity are vital for those long weekend getaways with the family. This is why the 2021 Buick Envision comes standard with a touchscreen infotainment system – with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SUV is also equipped with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Sirius XM satellite radio, and a six-speaker stereo system. The higher-end Essence and Avenir models are fitted with a 10.2-inch infotainment unit. If you fancy a superior audio experience, you can also get a seven-speaker audio system or a more premium 9-speaker Bose setup. An available Technology package adds an in-dash navigation system.

All the RDX trim levels get a 10.2-inch touchscreen system operated via a touchpad on the center console. Although Acura labels the system user-friendly, it will take you some time to get accustomed to it. Like Envision, the RDX also features wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Acura’s advanced technology Package includes built-in navigation, a rear USB port, and a 12-speaker ELS Studio audio system.

Take a 2021 Buick Envision Virtual Test Drive in 60 Seconds at Step One Automotive Group today (Buick GMC Pensacola).

Finding the right vehicle for your everyday driving can make your life a whole lot easier. Nothing is more appealing than stepping into a reliable, advanced, comfortable SUV that perfectly fits your everyday needs. However, with all the available options in this day and age, finding the right vehicle can be an overwhelming task.

Of late, virtual test drives are the new thing. At Step One Automotive Group (Buick GMC Pensacola), we offer you the 2021 Buick Envision virtual test drive so that you can experience the SUV test drive online right from the comfort of your home. Unlike in the past, where you had to spend days on end test driving multiple cars in different car lots all over the city. We provide you with the opportunity of selecting your vehicle of choice right from your computer and taking it for a test drive online. Another positive factor that has made virtual test drives so popular is the Covid-19 that has forced many people to stay indoors, and stay safe.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.