2020 Acura RDX vs 2019 Lexus RX 350: Which One Comes Out Ahead?

May 26th, 2019 by

2020 Acura RDX Fathom Blue Pearl Rear Angle HP Slide

Conduct your own Acura RDX vs Lexus RX 350 comparison and you’ll immediately notice that the Acura RDX Base price of $37,600* is considerably less than the Lexus RX 350 Base price of $43,820, but that doesn’t mean you get more for your money.

Read on to find out how the two compare on:

  • Performance and Efficiency
  • Standard Features
  • Cargo Dimensions

Acura RDX vs Lexus RX 350: Performance and Efficiency

The new Acura RDX seamlessly switches between thunderous performance when you put your foot down and stately cruising when you want to take it easy. The 2.0L Turbo Aluminum-Alloy 4-Cylinder makes up to 280 lb-ft of torque vs. just 267 lb-ft with the standard Lexus RX 330 engine, and Acura’s cutting-edge 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters makes the Lexus 8-speed automatic feel painfully outdated.

That might be why the Acura makes better MPG ratings:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city** with the Acura vs. 20 with the Lexus.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined** with the Acura vs. 23 with the Lexus.

It’s also the only model of the two available with Super-Handing All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

Acura RDX vs Lexus RX 350: Standard Features

Despite the base price being over $6000 lower than the Lexus RX 350, the Acura RDX provides plenty of features as standard that cost extra with the Lexus.

Just a few of those Acura RDX Base features include:

  • Front Heated Seats
  • Power Moonroof
  • 2-Memory Adjustment
  • Noise/Sound Cancellation

Acura RDX vs Lexus RX 350: Cargo Configurations

Edmunds.com celebrates the 2020 Acura RDX for its “roomy cabin and cargo area”, so you shouldn’t be surprised to find it offering superior storage space to the Lexus RX 350.

  • Cargo Volume Behind the 2nd Row: Up to 29.5 cubic feet in the Acura vs. just 18.4 cubic feet in the Lexus.
  • Cargo Volume Behind the 1st Row: Up to 58.9 cubic feet in the Acura vs. just 56.3 cubic feet in the Lexus.

Explore Everything from 2020 Acura RDX Technology Package Features to Price with Your Local Twin Cities Acura Dealer

Whether you’re looking at engine specs or comfort features, the Acura RDX easily outperforms the Lexus RX 350. To find out more and explore current offers, head to your nearest Twin Cities Acura dealer today.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.