When comparing the Acura MDX's and the Lexus RX 350's specifications and ratings, the Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, reliability and base engine power. The Lexus RX 350 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Acura MDX's and the Lexus RX 350's specifications and ratings, the Acura MDX is a better car than the Lexus RX 350.
Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350 Pricing
A used 2024 Acura MDX ranges from $49,899 to $72,484 while a used 2024 Lexus RX 350 is priced between $53,990 to $67,734. For a new model, the Acura MDX's price is between $53,181 and $75,258, with the Lexus RX 350 priced between $53,817 and $67,293.
Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Acura MDX loses 53.7 percent of its value and the Lexus RX 350 loses 34.7 percent of its value. This means the Lexus RX 350 retains 19 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Acura MDX.
Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura MDX is 8.8 out of 10 while the Lexus RX 350's quality rating is 9.2 out of 10. This results in the Acura MDX being ranked 2 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Lexus RX 350 being ranked 1 out of 67. Out of 20 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs, the Acura MDX is ranked 2 and the Lexus RX 350 is ranked 1.
Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Acura MDX is 9.4 out of 10. For the Lexus RX 350 the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Acura MDX a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Lexus RX 350.
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 275 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 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 516 miles. This gives the Lexus RX 350 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Acura MDX. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Acura MDX has higher safety ratings than the Lexus RX 350, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.46 out of 5 Stars.