2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW X1

2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura RDX

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Acura RDX


BMW engineers went out of their way with the 2021 BMW X1 to deliver a sporty yet comfortable SUV. The 2021 X1 is not just a great car to drive but also very practical to own. With a spacious cabin and trunk space, the 2021 X1 can handle shopping errands and school runs with ease. Yet the car remains very stylish, turning heads everywhere it goes.

When it comes to the 2021 Acura RDX, drivers get to choose from a variety of trims with improved features the higher one goes. Engine performance does not change-up from the 2020 variant and true car enthusiasts may not enjoy the 2021 RDX as much they would the 2021 X1.

Design & Style

The 2021 BMW X1 is designed to deliver the thrill of driving while remaining a practical SUV. In this, the engineers at BMW succeeded in getting the right mix. With a beautifully sculptured body and a sporty stance, the X1 dominates any curb that is parked against.  The interior is also well-done meaning you have plenty of cabin and luggage space.

The Acura RDX has undergone little renovation, especially given the fact that the model had been overhauled in 2020. The 2021 RDX is comfortable and has plenty of cabin space. Depending on the trim level that you choose, you might even enjoy some luxury features. But it falls flat in the face of the X1’s truly luxurious interior.

Technology & Safety

When you get on the 2021 BMW X1, the first thing that strikes you is the fact that this is a car that is well decked out in tech. The X1 has an infotainment system that is powered by BMW’s iDrive software that makes changing channels as well as other operations smooth and intuitive.

When it comes to the 2021 Acura RDX, you get a 10-inch infotainment system that, although good, struggles to respond to commands. The instrument panel is strangely designed, which some people may like but most others will need some time to get used to.


The 2021 BMW X1 is motivated by a 2-liter turbocharged engine that easily generates 188hp. This keeps the vehicle adequately powered and ensures that you get a silky-smooth ride. Transmission is via an eight-speed automatic transmission that is smooth to engage. Corners are dispatched with ease and the 2021 X1 is truly an exciting vehicle to drive. When it comes to the 2021 Acura RDX, you get a 2.0-liter engine that though acceptable for school runs other everyday jobs, is unlikely to thrill car enthusiasts.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to speed and agility, nothing beats the 2021 BMW X1. The X1 is designed to be a driver’s car that can also handle everyday duties. In this, the 2021 X1 beats the 2021 RDX hands down. It is a better car in almost every way.

Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW X1 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW X1 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serving you in the best way possible.


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