RDX: More performance luxury than Lexus NX

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2018 Lexus NX Passesnger side door

2017 Lexus NX Turbo

MSRP $35,285
MPG RATING 22/28
SPEED 6
ENGINE 2.0L I4
black 2018 Acura RDX driver side exterior

2018 Acura RDX

MSRP $36,0001
MPG RATING 20/282
SPEED 6
ENGINE 3.5L V6

2018 RDX 6 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$299

per month for 36 months $2,499 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 RDX 6 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$299.00 per month for 36 months. $2,499.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 RDX 6 Speed Automatic vehicles (TB3H3JJNW) available from May 1, 2018 through July 5, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $36,995.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $31,118.05. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $10,764.00. Option to purchase at lease end $21,087.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by July 5, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

silver 2018 acura RDX exterior grille

Acura RDX: Power Meets Comfort


2018 Acura RDX

279 HP

2017 Lexus NX Turbo

235 HP

The 2018 Acura RDX fuses spacious comfort with powerful performance, putting it streets ahead of the Lexus NX. Its V6 engine boasts 279 horsepower, giving it the muscle to help you power through whatever comes your way. RDX comes standard with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters; you’ll need to pay extra for those on NX.

RDX features an abundance of luxury amenities that don’t come standard on NX. Pandora® connectivity lets you stream your favorite music. Heated front seats keep front-row passengers cozy. You’ll also enjoy a quieter ride: Active Sound Control blocks engine sounds.

2018 Acura RDX engine white background

We were impressed with the RDX’s powerful naturally aspirated V-6 in a segment full of turbocharged four-cylinder engines…our RDX tester hit 60 MPH in 6.2 seconds, putting it near the head of its class.

Motortrend.com, 2016
2018 Acura RDX reviews background

Acura RDX offers up all the technology and creature comforts of a modern luxury SUV, but with a reasonable price and excellent long-term reliability. Combine that with above-average resale value, and suddenly it’s hard to argue against this 5-passenger SUV.

KBB.com, 2016
2018 Acura RDX Cruise Mitigated Braking

Always Comes Prepared

RDX earns a 5-star NHTSA3 Overall Vehicle Score and offers available equipment designed to help increase both awareness and protection.

Collision Mitigation Braking System
The available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)4 uses audio and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

RDX for the win

All standards are not created equal.

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COMPARABLE MODELS
2018 Acura RDX
2017 Lexus NX Turbo
FWD Starting At
$36,0001
$35,285
AWD Starting At
$37,5001
$36,485
Performance
Engine
3.5L SOHC V6
2.0L I4
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
279 @ 6200
235 @ 4800-5600
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
252 @ 4900
258 @ 5200
FWD EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
20 / 28 / 23
22 / 28 / 25
AWD EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
19 / 27 / 22
22 / 28 / 24
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Standard
Not Available
Agile Handling Assist
Standard
Not Available
Amplitude-Reactive Dampers
Standard
Not Available
Safety and Driver Assist
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)5
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)4
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)6
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
NHTSA3 Driver Front Crash Test Rating
5 Stars
4 Stars
NHTSA3 Passenger Front Crash Test Rating
5 Stars
4 Stars
Rear Camera
MULTI-VIEW7
SINGLE-VIEW
Comfort & Convenience
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control8
OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL
Remote Engine Start
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Exterior
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
STANDARD
LED Standard (Jewel Eye® Not Available)
Power Moonroof
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Wheels & Tires
18"
17"
Interior
GPS-Linked Climate Control9
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Song By Voice®
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Pandora® Compatibility
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE

2018 RDX 6 Speed Automatic AWD Featured Special Lease

$299

per month for 36 months $2,999 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 RDX 6 Speed Automatic AWD Featured Special Lease

$299.00 per month for 36 months. $2,999.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 RDX 6 Speed Automatic AWD vehicles (TB4H3JJNW) available from May 1, 2018 through July 5, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $38,495.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $31,949.28. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $10,764.00. Option to purchase at lease end $21,942.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by July 5, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2018 RDX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers.

2018 RDX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers.

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2018 RDX Models from May 1, 2018 through July 5, 2018, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by July 5, 2018. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2018 RDX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



2018 Acura RDX white exterior in tunnel

Don’t just take our word. Experience RDX for yourself.

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  • RDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
  • 1 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 2 Based on 2017 and 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
  • 3 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
  • 4 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 5 LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 6 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 7 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
  • 8 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.
  • 9 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
  • 10 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
  • 11 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • 12 When installed at the time of new-vehicle delivery.
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2018 Lexus NX white exterior 2017 Lexus NX Turbo
Interior Dimensions
Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.)
38.7 / 38.1
37.4 / 38.0
Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.)
58.7 / 57.2
57.3 / 55.3
Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.)
42.0 / 38.3
42.8 / 36.1
Max Cargo Volume (SAE) (second row up/down), cu. ft.10
26.1 / 61.3
17.7 / 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in.)
105.7
104.7
Length (in.)
184.4
182.3
Height (in.)
65.0
64.8
Width (in.)
73.7
73.6
Warranty
Powertrain Warranty
6-year/70,000-mile11
6-year/70,000-mile
Vehicle Warranty
4-year/50,000-mile11
4-year/50,000-mile
Genuine Accessories
4-year/50,000-mile12
4-year/50,000-mile