Luxury SUVs are always in demand around Ooltewah and Lookout Mountain, and there are two models that come up again and again. So if you’re trying to decide between the 2020 Lexus RX 350 and Acura MDX, we’re here to offer the ultimate comparison guide. While both models may have stylish looks and high-tech amenities, the 2020 Lexus RX outpaces the competition at every turn. See the evidence for yourself!
Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX: Price and Trims
The Lexus RX line offers a wider range of options for Chattanooga drivers. Not only does the Lexus RX 350 start at a lower price point of $44,150 MSRP**, but you can also explore many different trim levels: RX, RX F Sport, RXL, RX Hybrid, and RXL Hybrid. So whether you want a sporty SUV or an eco-friendly hybrid, you can customize your Lexus to perfection. The Acura may offer its own unique lineup, but you’ll pay more at every level.
Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX: Interior Dimensions
When comparing the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX, the RX interior offers several advantages. First, the Lexus RX 350 is equipped with a standard 5-seat configuration, but that’s not all! You can upgrade to a 3-row and 7-person design, you can switch the second row for captain’s chairs, and you can really make the RX 350 your own. Plus, the RX has more legroom and cargo space:
2020 Lexus RX Dimensions
- Front / rear legroom — 44.1 inches / 38.0 inches
- Front / rear headroom — 39.4 inches / 39.1 inches
- Cargo space (rear seats up / down) — 18.4 cubic feet / 56.3 cubic feet
2020 Acura MDX Dimensions
- Front / rear legroom — 41.4 inches / 38.5 inches
- Front / rear headroom — 38.1 inches / 38.3 inches
- Cargo space (rear seats up / down) — 15.8 cubic feet / 43.4 cubic feet
Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX: Engines & MPG
Finally, what about performance? Though the two share similar V6 engines and fuel economy figures, the RX has the edge when it comes to both horsepower and torque. Take a look:
2020 Lexus RX 350 Performance Specs
- 3.5L V6 Engine
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
- 295 HP and 268 Pound-Feet of Torque
- Front-Wheel Drive
- 20/27 city/hwy MPG
- Front and Rear Performance Tires
2020 Acura MDX Performance Specs
- 3.5L V6 engine
- 9-Speed Automatic Transmission
- 290 HP and 267 Pound-Feet of Torque
- Front-Wheel Drive
- 20/27 city/highway MPG
Find Out More with Lexus of Chattanooga
Now that you’ve seen how the RX 350 and the MDX stack up side-by-side, you can find the right SUV for your needs among our Lexus RX inventory! Contact us at Lexus of Chattanooga to get started, and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time!
*2019 model pictured.
**MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.