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2020 Acura MDX

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2020 Lexus RX

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Lexus RX

2020 Acura MDX Standard


2020 Lexus RX 350

Starting MSRP*

9-speed automatic transmission


8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
90.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

56.3 cubic feet
3.5L V6 engine

Standard Engine

3.5L V6 engine
20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg**

Fuel Economy

20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg

Safety Technology

Lexus Safety System +

For those Hartford drivers searching for premium quality in their elite crossover, they know to look toward the innovative reputation that new Acura vehicles have built over the past four decades. Drivers may also be interested in the capable Lexus lineup as an alternative for their West Hartford travels, so it’s not uncommon to see the two renowned makes go head-to-head in the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX comparison. Take a closer look at what divides and unites these two 3-row luxury SUVs with the automotive experts at Acura of Avon.


Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Performance and Capacity

Drivers looking for a powerful and capacious SUV will find the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX comparison relatively balanced in terms of power and fuel economy. However, for your Manchester excursions, the Acura MDX has a certain advantage of extra storage as it has a 90.9 cubic feet cargo capacity. You may have to forgo a full cabin of passengers in the Lexus RX 350 if you’re planning on taking any luggage, as it only offers a maximum of 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space.


Another major distinction between these two is the more dependable 9-speed automatic transmission of the FWD MDX, whereas the RX 350 offers only an 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission. A breakdown is below:



2020 Acura MDX FWD Standard Package

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating**



2020 Lexus RX 350


  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
  • 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating


Those who choose the MDX will also have the option of upgrading to Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive is also available to those who prefer the capacity and control of the Acura MDX.


Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Standard Features and Pricing

With the base trim models for both of these luxury vehicles coming in at a difference of only $350 MSRP, it is rarely a factor when deciding between the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX. Similarly,  standard leather upholstery, satellite radio, seven-passenger seating and Adaptive Cruise Control are exceptional features of both lines. With the MDX, however, you’ll also find these features not found in the Lexus RX:


  • Power moonroof
  • 2nd-row 60/40 split-folding bench seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic tilt away steering column


Discover Your Acura MDX at Acura of Avon

If you’re ready to find out just how singular the quality of the Acura MDX is, you’ll want to schedule your test drive in Canton today. Considering something with a little less heft for tighter fits? Take a look at the Acura RDX as your midsize SUV, and find the best deals for either with our luxury SUV special offers. Whether you’re looking for more informative comparisons or true elegance in your next vehicle, Acura of Avon is your local source of luxury. See how the MDX stacks up against the Toyota Highlander and more. Contact us to find your Acura today!



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

**Based on 2020 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 only) and other factors.

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