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Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350

In comparing the Acura MDX to the Lexus RX 350, the Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The Lexus RX 350 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350 have the same overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Acura MDX versus the Lexus RX 350, the Lexus RX 350 is a better car than the Acura MDX.

Acura MDX versus Lexus RX 350 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura MDX ranges from $37,500 to $50,998 while a used Lexus RX 350 from the same model year range is priced between $43,605 to $54,999. For a new model, the Acura MDX's price is between $48,741 and $62,494, with the Lexus RX 350 priced between $47,906 and $62,015.

Acura MDX versus Lexus RX 350 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350 is 8.7 out of 10. With both vehicles earning the same number they are extremely competitive in their vehicle segment. Acura MDX is ranked 2 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and Lexus RX 350 is ranked 3 out of 67, with their respective reliability, retained value, and safety ratings used to break the tie, in that order. Out of 21 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs, the Acura MDX is ranked 21 and the Lexus RX 350 is ranked 3.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura MDX’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Lexus RX 350 base engine makes 295 horsepower. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 481 miles. The RX 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 518 miles. The MDX uses premium unleaded, and the RX 350 uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Acura MDX has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Lexus RX 350 has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lexus RX 350 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Acura MDX.

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2022 Lexus RX 350

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$48,741 - $62,494

Used Asking Price:

$37,500 - $50,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$47,906 - $62,015

Used Asking Price:

$43,605 - $54,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

9.3 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 67
1 / 21
2 / 67
2 / 21
4 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 67
2 / 21
3 / 67
3 / 21

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

SH-AWD, Base, SH-AWD w/Tech, w/Tech, SH-AWD Type S w/Advance Package, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD Type S

Trim Levels

F SPORT, F SPORT Handling, Base

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.35 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.070 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 481 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 27 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

384 / 518 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

71.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

155.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

32.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

115.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4271 lbs

Width:

78.7 inches

Height:

67.1 inches

Length:

198.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.3 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4222 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

67.7 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

255/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R18