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Acura RDX vs. Lexus RX 350

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

Acura RDX versus Lexus RX 350 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Acura RDX ranges from $30,772 to $41,998 while a used Lexus RX 350 from the same model year range is priced between $35,951 to $48,989. For a new model, the Acura RDX's price is between $44,445 and $54,281, with the Lexus RX 350 priced between $50,002 and $63,114.

Acura RDX versus Lexus RX 350 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Acura RDX is 8.6 out of 10 while the Lexus RX 350's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Acura RDX being ranked 5 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Lexus RX 350 being ranked 3 out of 67.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Acura RDX’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the Lexus RX 350 base engine makes 275 horsepower. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 479 miles. The RX 350 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 516 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Acura RDX has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity than the Lexus RX 350.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Acura RDX has higher safety ratings than the Lexus RX 350, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.35 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Lexus RX 350 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Lexus RX 350

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$44,445 - $54,281

Used Asking Price:

$30,772 - $41,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$50,002 - $63,114

Used Asking Price:

$35,951 - $48,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 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 / 29
1 / 29
5 / 67
8 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, w/Tech, w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD, SH-AWD w/Tech, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD w/Advance w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD PMC Edition

Trim Levels

Base, Premium, Premium+, Luxury, F SPORT Handling

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:

Not yet available

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:

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

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

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

275 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

317 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

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

0.066 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

22 / 28 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 479 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 516 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

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:

Standard

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:

N/A

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:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Cargo Space:

29.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

58.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

133.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

29.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

46.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3777 lbs

Width:

74.8 inches

Height:

65.7 inches

Length:

187.4 inches

Wheelbase:

108.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4155 lbs

Width:

75.6 inches

Height:

67.3 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

235/55R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R19