Lexus RX350 can't compete with MDX luxury and performance

Crossover SUV 2017 Lexus RX350 sideview

2020 Lexus RX 350 FWD

MSRP $44,1501
MPG (City/Hwy) 20/272
SPEED 8
ENGINE 3.5L V6
2020 White Acura MDX FWD

2020 Acura MDX FWD

MSRP $44,5001
MPG (City/Hwy) 20/272
SPEED 9
ENGINE 3.5L V6
The Differences are Clear
2020 Lexus RX 350 Standard LED Headlight
Lexus RX 350 LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights come standard on the RX 350.

Lexus RX 350 LED Headlights

Conventional LED headlights come standard on the RX 350.

2020 Acura MDX Jewel Eye LED Headlights
Acura MDX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on MDX boast five LED light elements, each precisely aimed to a specific section of the road. A three-lens version of this concept costs extra on the Lexus SUV.

Acura MDX Jewel Eye LEDs

Jewel Eye® headlights on MDX boast five LED light elements, each precisely aimed to a specific section of the road. A three-lens version of this concept costs extra on the Lexus SUV.

2020 Lexus RX 350 8 / 10-Way Power Seats
Lexus RX 350 10 / 8-Way Power Seats

The RX 350's front seats offer 10-way driver and 8-way passenger power adjustability. Heated seats cost extra.

Lexus RX 350 10 / 8-Way Power Seats

The RX 350's front seats offer 10-way driver and 8-way passenger power adjustability. Heated seats cost extra.

2020 Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats
Acura MDX 12-Way Power Sport Seats

Heated front sport seats on MDX feature 12-way power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

Acura MDX 12-Way Power Sport Seats

Heated front sport seats on MDX feature 12-way power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

2020 Lexus RX 350 Single-View Display Dashboard
Lexus RX 350 Single-View Display

RX 350’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

Lexus RX 350 Single-View Display

RX 350’s single-view display means you can’t manage more than one function at a time.

2020 Acura MDX Dual Display Dashboard
Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX features two displays that let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view from Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ integration.11,12

Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX features two displays that let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view from Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ integration.11,12

2020 Lexus RX 350 56.3 Cubic Feet of Trunk Space
Lexus RX 350 56.3 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The Lexus SUV has 34.6 fewer cubic feet of cargo space than MDX.

Lexus RX 350 56.3 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The Lexus SUV has 34.6 fewer cubic feet of cargo space than MDX.

2020 Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Trunk Space
Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

MDX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 90 cubic feet of cargo space.17

Acura MDX 90.9 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

MDX provides plenty of room for supplies and gear with over 90 cubic feet of cargo space.17

2020 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

$409

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

Excludes Residents of CA, NJ, and NY. Includes down payment; no security deposit required. Excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

2020 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Loyalty/Conquest Lease. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

$409.00 per mo. for 36 mo. $2,999.00 due at lease signing.

Excludes Residents of CA, NJ, and NY. Includes down payment; no security deposit required. Excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees who currently own a 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvo vehicle.

Subject to availability through March 2, 2020 on approved credit through Acura Financial Services®, DBA American Honda Finance Corp. Closed-end lease for 2020 MDX 9 Speed Automatic (YD3H3LJNW). Lease offer only available to current qualified owners of any 2010 or newer Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes Benz or Volvovehicle. MSRP $45,525.00 (includes destination; excludes tax, title, license, insurance, registration, options, documentation fees and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $35,681.15. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Total monthly payments $14,724.00. Option to purchase at lease end $25,949.25. Dealer participation may affect actual payment. Dealer sets actual sales prices.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by March 2, 2020. Monthly payment/total due at lease signing calculated with $1,000 towards cap cost reduction. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear, and up to 20 cents/mile over 10,000 miles/year. Not all customers qualify for Loyalty/Conquest offer. See participating Acura dealer for complete details.

2020 White Acura MDX 4 Door Luxury Midsize SUV

Acura MDX vs Lexus RX 350:
A Triumph of Performance and Comfort

290 Horsepower
9 Speed

Comfort should never be optional.

The seven-passenger Acura MDX comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won’t find on the Lexus RX 350. Three rows of leather-trimmed seats let everyone ride in comfort. Front-row seats are heated, and second-row passengers can customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls. With six USB ports, passengers in every row can charge electronic devices. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—34.6 cubic feet more than the Lexus SUV—the Acura MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

Acura Collision Mitigation Braking Driver Safety System Technology Graphic

Protection is the Priority

MDX earns a 5-star NHTSA4 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology also comes standard, making it one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System 
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses radar and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.7

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2020 Lexus RX 350 FWD
2020 Acura MDX FWD
FWD Starting At1
$44,150
$44,500
AWD Starting At1
$45,550
$46,500
Comparably Equipped Price3
$48,415
$44,500
PERFORMANCE
3.5L V6
3.5L V6
Automatic Transmission 
8-SPEED
9-SPEED
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm)  
295 @ 6300
290 @ 6200
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)  
268 @ 4700 
267 @ 4700 
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
20 / 27 / 23
20 / 27 / 23
Drivetrain
FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE
FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE
Paddle Shifters
Standard
STANDARD
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating4
4 Stars
5 Stars
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating4
4 Stars
5 Stars
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering5
STANDARD (W/O MAS)
STANDARD
Rear Camera6
Single-View with Dynamic Guidelines
Multi-View with Dynamic Guidelines
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
STANDARD 
STANDARD 
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System7
NOT AVAILABLE
 STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Standard
STANDARD
Tire Sealant & Inflator Kit
Not Available
STANDARD
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
Available on RX 350L
STANDARD
GPS-Linked Climate Control8
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Driver Seat Memory
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Hill Start Assist
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Speed Sensing Interval Wipers
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
AUDIO SYSTEMS
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®9
STANDARD
STANDARD
Pandora Compatibility10
Standard
STANDARD
Aha™ Compatibility11
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
USB Ports12
STANDARD (6)
STANDARD (6)
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Dual-Screen Display
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (ODMD™ 2.0)
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Integration13,14
Standard
STANDARD
Siri® Eyes Free15
STANDARD
STANDARD
SMS Text Message Capability16
STANDARD
STANDARD
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
Available (Triple-Beam)
STANDARD (5-LENS Jewel Eye®)
Heated Outside Mirrors
STANDARD
STANDARD
Capless Fuel Fill System
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Power Moonroof
Optional
STANDARD 
Wheels & Tires
18''
18''
INTERIOR
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (10-WAY)
STANDARD (12-WAY)
Power Front Passenger's Seat
STANDARD (8-WAY)
STANDARD (12-WAY)
Heated Front Seats
OPTIONAL
STANDARD
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
Available on RX 350L
Available with Package Upgrade
Third-Row Seating
Available on RX 350L
STANDARD
Leather-Appointed Seating
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD

Acura Military Program

$750
in savings

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura Military Program

In appreciation for your service Acura would like to offer $750 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease through Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1].

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Active Duty U.S. Military, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) and their spouses.
  • Active Duty U.S. Military Ready Reserve, (Inactive National Guard, Individual Ready Reserve, Selected Reserve) and their spouses.
  • U.S. Military Veterans who are within one (1) year of separation from active service, and their spouses.(Veteran: A service member who was discharged or released from service under conditions other than dishonorable.)
  • Military Retiree: Service members who remain on active duty or serve in the Reserves or Guard for a sufficient period of time (minimum of 20 years).
  • Spouses of U.S. Military Retirees (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard and Active Reserve) who are within one (1) year of separation from active service.
Client Requirements:

  • Provide Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) as proof of military status or active service at the time of purchase or lease.
  • Spouses of a member of the U.S. Military must provide proof of relationship by presenting a Military ID, or provide spouse' LES. Only a copy of LES will be retained by the dealership for verification.
  • Meet AFS credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract
  • (Lease) $750 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $750 reduction.
  • (Purchase) $750 is applied toward the down payment.[1]

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $750 Acura Military Appreciation offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 and may be terminated at any time. NOTE: During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease with Acura Financial Services, buyer may not take their vehicle outside of the United States without prior written consent of Acura Financial Services. During the term of the retail installment finance contract or lease, buyer must notify Acura Financial Services immediately of any change in buyer's address.

Acura College Graduate Program

$500
in savings

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Acura College Graduate Program

We would like to recognize your recent accomplishment by helping you get into the right luxury vehicle with a $500 savings toward any 2019 or newer model year Acura when you finance or lease with Acura Financial Services® (AFS) [1]

See offer details for customer and vehicle eligibility.

Client Qualification:

  • Eligible client has graduated within the past two years or will graduate within the next six months with a masters, bachelor or associate degree from a U.S. –accredited college or registered nursing school.
  • Meet Acura Financial Services (AFS) credit criteria and sign an AFS Retail Finance, Acura Luxury Lease® or Leadership Purchase Plan® contract.
  • Eligible client must be listed on AFS contract as the primary buyer.
  • Provide a copy of a diploma or college transcripts as proof of graduation eligibility and all other documents required by AFS.
  • Lease: $500 is applied toward the cap cost of vehicle. Monthly payment and total due at lease signing are calculated after $500 reduction. Purchase: $500 is applied toward the down payment.
The following Acura Financial Services® requirements may apply:

  • No adverse credit history
  • Proof of employment or a firm commitment from an employer (verifiable) with a start date no more than 120 days from the date of the AFS contract.
  • Monthly income sufficient to cover current obligations, living expenses and the vehicle payment.

[1] For well-qualified clients, subject to approval by AFS. Offer excludes Acura NSX. Only one $500 Acura College Graduate offer per vehicle. Offer cannot be combined with Zero Due at Signing Lease Program. Offer not valid on Acura Certified Used Car or used vehicles. Offer valid through March 31, 2020 and may be terminated at any time.

2020 Acura MDX Luxury SUVs Front and Back Views

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

Disclaimer 
 
  • MDX 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.
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  • 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 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, and other factors.
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  • 3  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Premium Package: Matte Walnut or Bamboo Interior Wood Trim; Power-folding, Auto-dimming Outside Mirrors; Lexus Memory System ($800); Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps and Taillamps ($1,675); Heated Front Seats ($440); Power Moonroof and Aluminum Roof Rails ($1,350).

  • 4  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

  • 5  VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
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  • 6  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.
  • 7  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

    Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

    Collision Mitigation Braking System only is designed to mitigate crash forces; it may not avoid all collisions. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation.

    Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

    Lane Keeping Assist System and/or Traffic Jam Assist only assist 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.

    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane.
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  • 8  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.
  • 9  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

    10  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. See: www.pandora.com/everywhere/mobile. Not all devices are compatible with USB connection. 

    11  Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply. 

  • 12  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.

  • 13  Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.

  • 14  Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely.

  • 15  Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.

  • 16  Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.     

  • 17 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.

  • 18  Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lb. on MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.

  • 19  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2020 White Lexus RX 350 FWD 2020 Lexus RX 350 FWD
2020 White Acura MDX FWD 2020 Acura MDX FWD
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity
5
7
Headroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
39.4 / 39.1 / N/A
38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
57.8 / 57.6 / N/A
61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7
Hiproom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
56.6 / 56.1 / N/A
57.5 / 57.8 / 40.6
Legroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
44.1 / 38.0 / N/A
41.4 / 36.6 / 28.1
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
109.8
111.0
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
64.4 / 64.0
66.3 / 66.3
Length (in.)
192.5
196.2
Height (in.)
67.7
67.4 
Width (in.)
74.6
77.7
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
8.2
7.3
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Not Listed
132.7
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)17
56.3
90.9
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)17
18.4
43.4
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)17
N/A
15.8
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,222
4,032
Max Towing (lb.)18
3,500
3,500 – 5,000
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.2
19.5
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)19
4 / 50,000 
4 / 50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)19
6 / 70,000 
6 / 70,000