The NSX has standard AcuraLink, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Aventador doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.
Both the NSX and the Aventador have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and available rear parking sensors.
There are almost 17 times as many Acura dealers as there are Lamborghini dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the NSX’s warranty.
On the EPA test cycle the NSX SMG gets better fuel mileage than the Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe (21 city/22 hwy vs. 11 city/18 hwy).
Regenerative brakes improve the NSX’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Aventador doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.
The NSX has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Aventador doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.
In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The NSX has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Aventador doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.
The NSX has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Aventador doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.
For better maneuverability, the NSX’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the Aventador’s (39.7 feet vs. 41 feet).
The NSX is 1 foot shorter than the Aventador, making the NSX easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
The NSX has 2.1 inches more front headroom and 2.1 inches more front shoulder room than the Aventador.
When two different drivers share the NSX, the optional memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Aventador doesn’t offer a memory system.
The NSX’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Lamborghini does not offer a locking feature on the Aventador’s standard power windows.
The NSX’s standard power window controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Aventador’s available power window controls are spread out on the center console where they can’t be seen without the driver completely removing his eyes from the road.
While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the NSX detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Aventador doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
When the NSX is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Aventador’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.
The NSX’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Aventador doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.
Standard AcuraLink for the NSX allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including reading text messages aloud, playing internet radio stations and other connected activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The Aventador doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.