Are you on the hunt for your next luxury SUV? In your research, you'll come across the 2021 Lincoln Corsair and the 2021 Acura RDX. Both of these SUVs are known for their fuel economy, comfort, and luxury-but which is the better choice?

Maguire Lincoln of Ithaca has put together this comparison to help drivers from Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY, answer that question. Give it a read to learn how the Lincoln Corsair and the Acura RDX compare.

Engine Options and Fuel Economy


Both the Lincoln Corsair and the Acura RDX offer powerful, fuel-efficient engines.

The RDX offers only one engine choice, a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. You have the option of standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. When looking at fuel economy, the front-wheel drive RDX earns an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.

In comparison, the Lincoln Corsair offers three engine options to choose from. This flexibility lets you pick the fuel economy and power you prefer, ranging from 250 to 295 horsepower. There is even a hybrid engine to choose from, with an EPA-estimated 83 city/72 highway MPG.*

Interior Comforts


The Lincoln Corsair and the Acura RDX have luxurious interiors to keep you comfortable while you're on the go. They each start with soft, comfortable seating surfaces and heated front seats.

While the RDX has available front 16-way power seats, the Lincoln Corsair takes seating a step further. The Lincoln Corsair has available Perfect Position seats with 24-way power adjustability for front row seats, power thigh extenders, and heating and ventilation. There are even five massage functions!

Both vehicles also enjoy standard Dual-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, so your passengers don't have to compromise on temperature. For additional heat in the winter, starting at the first trim level of the Lincoln Corsair, there's an available heated steering wheel. This is not an option for the RDX until the highest trim level.

Exterior Dimensions


When comparing the size of vehicles, smaller ones can be helpful for those who spend a lot of time in towns or cities where parallel parking is prime.

The Acura RDX is a good-sized SUV at 186.7 inches long. You can navigate traffic easily and look for those slightly smaller parking spaces that larger SUVs won't fit into. When you parallel park, the RDX isn't too wide, with 74.8 inches of width.

The Lincoln Corsair performs even better in terms of size. You'll be able to squeeze through tough traffic and grab those closer parking spaces that are too small for bigger vehicles. The Lincoln Corsair is 180.6 inches long, which doesn't seem like much but can make a difference, if the space is tight. The Corsair is also a hair thinner, at 74.3 inches wide.

Test Drive Your Favorite Luxury SUV


Now that you've learned more about these luxury SUVs, you can see how they stack up against each other. The 2021 Lincoln Corsair pulls ahead of the 2021 Acura RDX in terms of size, fuel economy, and interior comforts.

Are you feeling the urge to test drive the Lincoln Corsair? Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning, NY, drivers can visit Maguire Lincoln of Ithaca to test drive the 2021 Lincoln Corsair.

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* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.


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