A head to head comparison of a 2021 Ford Explorer to a 2021 Acura RDX in Engine Performance Near Calhoun, GA.


 
  • North Georgia Ford Journal
  • Sep 5th 2021 - 19 days ago
  • Calhoun, GA
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Compared To Acura RDX 2021



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The Explorer’s standard 2.3 turbo 4-cylinder produces 28 more horsepower (300 vs. 272) and 30 lbs.-ft. more torque (310 vs. 280) than the RDX’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The Explorer’s optional 3.3 DOHC V6 hybrid produces 46 more horsepower (318 vs. 272) and 42 lbs.-ft. more torque (322 vs. 280) than the RDX’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The Explorer Platinum’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 93 more horsepower (365 vs. 272) and 100 lbs.-ft. more torque (380 vs. 280) than the RDX’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The Explorer ST’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 128 more horsepower (400 vs. 272) and 135 lbs.-ft. more torque (415 vs. 280) than the RDX’s 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

As tested in Car and Driver the Ford Explorer turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Acura RDX:

Explorer

RDX

Zero to 60 MPH

6.2 sec

6.6 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

17.8 sec

18.1 sec

Quarter Mile

14.9 sec

15.2 sec

Top Speed

125 MPH

113 MPH