2017 Acura MDX vs. 2016 lexus RX 350: Compare the Acura MDX to the lexus RX 350
2016 lexus RX 350VS2017 Acura MDX

Acura 2017 MDX Features
  • Performance
  • Interior
  • Technology
  • Safety & Driver Awareness
PerformanceThe Acura MDX has a better power-to-weight ratio than the Lexus RX 350 for a more athletic, responsive acceleration. MDX also features a 9-Speed automatic transmission with an effortlessly intuitive Electronic Gear Selector compared to the Lexus RX 350’s 8-speed console shifter.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX
InteriorSecond-row seating in the Acura MDX is substantially more spacious than the Lexus RX 350 with more hip, head and shoulder room. Third-row seating is standard with MDX yet altogether unavailable on the Lexus RX 350.
MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
TechnologyAcura MDX offers a host of sophisticated technology features that come standard. LED headlights, luxurious heated seats, second-row climate control, a power moonroof and an ultra-convenient power tailgate – all of which are unavailable or optional on the Lexus RX 350.
MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
Safety & Driver AwarenessThe 2017 Acura MDX is a standard above when it comes to safety. Every MDX is equipped with AcuraWatch, a premium safety and driver assistance suite that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control53, Lane Keeping Assist59 and Road Departure Mitigation. With a Lexus RX, you’ll have to pay more for these crucial safety features.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX multi-Information display
Feature Comparison
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  • 2017 Acura MDX wheels2016 Lexus RX 350 wheels
    Get performance with style. The wheels available with the Acura MDX are designed to impress at every level.
  • 2017 Acura MDX interior2016 Lexus RX 350 interior
    The Acura MDX offers more rear headroom and legroom. New for 2017 Acura MDX are available second-row captain’s chairs– which you can’t get on any Lexus RX 350.
    MDX with Advance Package shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX headlight2016 Lexus RX 350 headlight
    The Acura MDX offers standard Jewel Eye® LED headlights, providing a whiter, brighter beam than HID or halogen headlights.
  • 2017 Acura MDX push button shifter2016 Lexus RX 350 shift knob
    The Acura MDX 9-speed electronic gear selector is intuitive in operation and compact in design, so drivers get more interior space.
  • 2017 Acura MDX  seats2016 Lexus RX 350 seats
    The 2017 MDX has the most premium content in its 15-year history, including standard leather seats and available natural wood accents.
    MDX with Advance Package shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX display screens2016 Lexus RX 350 display screen
    The Acura MDX dual-screen display intuitively divides information while the RX 350 relies on a single-screen.
    MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages shown
2017 Acura MDX vs. 2016 Lexus RX 350: Price, Performance & Features
2016 Lexus RX 3502016 lexus RX 350
Starting price1$44,050$41,900
Base engine3.5L V-63.5L V-6
Transmission9-Speed automatic8-speed automatic
Transmission controlElectronic gear selectorConsole shifter
Paddle shiftersStandardNot available
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or All-wheel drive with torque vectoringFront-wheel drive or All-wheel drive
EPA Mileage Rating
(City / Hwy / Comb.)2
FWD: 19 / 27 / 22
w/ Idle Stop: 20 / 27 / 23
AWD: 18 / 26 / 21
w/ Idle Stop: 19 / 26 / 22
19 / 25 / 21
19 / 26 / 22
Horsepower (SAE net)290 @ 6200295 @ 6300
Torque @ rmp267 @ 4700268 @ 4700
Curb weight (base FWD)40014222
Power-to-weight ratio (hp / lb).072 hp / lb.070 hp / lb
Turning diameter38.7 ft45.2 ft
LED headlightsStandardOptional
Leather appointed seatingStandardOptional
Heated front seats with two-person memoryStandardOptional
Third-row seatStandardNot available
Active sound controlAvailableNot available
Rear camera50Multi-viewSingle-view
Power moonroofStandardOptional
Power tailgateStandardOptional
GPS-linked, solar sensing climate control10AvailableNot available
Second-row heating and air conditioning controlsStandardNot available
Auto high-beam headlightsStandardOptional
Stability controlStandardOptional
Automatic braking system(CMBS)StandardOptional
Adaptive cruise control system53StandardOptional
Lane Keeping Assist System
Maximum cargo volume68.4 cu ft56.3 cu ft
Passenger volume132.3 cu ft121.3 cu ft
Rear shoulder room59.1 in57.6 in
Drivetrain Warranty166 yr./ 70,000 mi.4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website. EPA Fuel economy ratings sourced from the EPA site (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/). Where used, the NHTSA 5-star ratings are sourced from the NHTSA site (http://www.safercar.gov/) , and "True Cost to Own" predictions are from Edmund's site (http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html).

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