2019 Acura NSX vs. 2019 McLaren 570S

2019 Acura NSX vs. 2019 McLaren 570S

Intense performance and bold style await you in luxury sports cars like the 2019 Acura NSX and the 2019 McLaren 570S. These vehicles both offer you an incredible performance with over 500-horsepower and impressive zero to 60 times. You also have top speeds nearing 200 miles per hour. Both of these vehicles also have an impressive exterior design and some great interior features. There is a lot to love about the Acura NSX and the McLaren 570S, but you can only pick one of these vehicles to fulfill your sports car dreams. Which one will it be? Check out the comparison below.


The Acura NSX has a beautiful design, but the focus for this vehicle was optimum performance. This vehicle was engineered to consider motion, mass, physics, and more so that you can get the best performance possible. The NSX is made with an ultra-rigid space frame that optimizes aerodynamics. This vehicle has great exterior features like a jewel eye headlight design, fender peaks, hood vents, flying wing taillights, and more.

The 2019 McLaren 570S is a sleek and stunning sports car. It has a low stance and contoured angles that give it increased aerodynamics as well as a bold look. The back of this vehicle also has slim LED taillights that are functional and eye-catching.


If you are looking for a fun and powerful performance, you can find it in the 2019 Acura NSX. This vehicle gives you 573-horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque with its hybrid engine. The hybrid powertrain was designed to give you the optimal performance. This vehicle has a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that is paired with three electric motors. The V6 engine on its own gives you 500-horsepower, and the electric motors give you added horsepower as well as improved acceleration and steering.

The V6 engine is set up along the rear axle with an electric motor. Then the twin-motor unit made of two smaller electric motors is placed on the front axle. This twin-motor unit gives the front axle additional thrust. The Acura NSX also has an active vectoring system that can add more power or braking to specific wheels which gives you increased control and performance when you are going around corners at high speeds.

In the 2019 Acura NSX, you can go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds. You can go from zero to 100 in 7 seconds. This vehicle also offers you a top speed of 191 miles per hour. The NSX offers you different driving modes depending on the type of performance that you are looking for. You can use driving modes that include Quiet, Sport, Sport+, and Track to optimize the performance of your luxury sports car.

The 2019 McLaren 570S is home to a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The V8 engine produces 562-horsepower.

In the 2019 570S, you can go from zero to 60 in 2.7 seconds. This vehicle also gives you a top speed of 204 miles per hour. It offers a heart-pounding performance, and impressive brakes to control all of that speed.

When it comes to performance these vehicles have some similarities. Their zero to sixty times are very close with the McLaren and 2.7 and the NSX at 2.9. The NSX also gives you a top speed at 199, and the McLaren top speed is a 204. The NSX offers you slightly more horsepower with 573 compared to the 562 in the McLaren. Also, the NSX offers you the hybrid powertrain which allows for the active vectoring system, and the impressive levels of control in this vehicle.


The interior of the Acura NSX offers you comfort, but it is also focused on performance. For example, the steering wheel is made of genuine leather, but it also is designed based on performance. The steering wheel allows you to clearly see over the top and it gives you more room for your legs underneath. It also has finger holds to give you a better grip as you are driving at top speeds. The seating in the NSX is perforated semi-aniline leather, and the seats are power-adjustable and heated.

When it comes to features and technology, the 2019 NSX gives you an infotainment system, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, a navigation system, and a premium ELS Studio audio system. You also get a proximity key, a push-button start, and dual-zone automatic climate control. You also get a few safety features like rear parking sensors, emergency brake assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera.

The interior of the 2019 McLaren 570S has leather seating for two people on the inside. However, the seating is low and narrow, so it is not the most comfortable. You can give the cabin a slightly more upscale feel with the available faux-suede headliner.

When it comes to features in the 2019 570S, you get standard features like four USB ports, an infotainment system, a touchscreen, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The McLaren 570S does not have any safety or driver assistance features to speak of, and its technology features feel a bit complicated and hard to use.

Overall, the NSX offers you the better interior. This vehicle is focused on performance, but it has some great touches like the performance leather steering wheel, the technology features, and the safety technology. The McLaren 570S does not have any safety technology, and it seems to have put more focus on the performance so the interior is more of an afterthought.


Finally, let’s look at the overall value these vehicles offer based on the features, pricing, and performance. The 2019 Acura NSX had a price of around $157,500. With this price it offers you an impressive performance, a bold exterior, and some great interior features. When it comes to pricing, the McLaren 570S coupe starts at a price of $191,100, and the McLaren 570S Spider carried a price tag of $211,300. This vehicle also has an impressive performance, but it costs significantly more than the NSX, and it doesn’t seem to be any better of a vehicle. The 2019 Acura NSX offers the better value overall.

Destination charge for MY19/20 ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, MDX and RDX is $995.00, 2019 NSX is $1800.00, 2020 NSX is $1,995.00, 2020 TLX PMC Edition is $1,995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.