MDX: More standard luxury and performance features than Lexus RX 350 for the price

VS
Crossover SUV 2017 Lexus RX350 sideview

2017 Lexus RX 350 FWD

MSRP $43,120
EPA MPG RATING

20/27

SpEED

8

ENGINE 3.5L V6
2017 Acura MDX crossover exterior sideview

2017 Acura MDX

MSRP $44,0501
EPA MPG RATING 19/272
SPEED

9

ENGINE

3.5L V6

WATCH THE MDX GO UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION

2017 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$409

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.

2017 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$409.00 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.

Excludes 2017 MDX Hybrid models.

Closed-end lease for 2017 MDX 9 Speed Automatic vehicles (YD3H3HJNW) available from July 6, 2017 through September 5, 2017, 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. MSRP $45,025.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $39,877.41. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $14,724.00. Option to purchase at lease end $26,564.75.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 5, 2017. 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.

front of 2017 Acura MDX grille

Acura MDX vs Lexus RX 350: Uniting Performance and Comfort


290 Horsepower

Front-Wheel Drive

Comfort should never be optional.

The seven-passenger 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 34.6 cubic feet more cargo volume3 than the Lexus SUV, MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff

Comfort should never be optional.

The seven-passenger 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 34.6 cubic feet more cargo volume3 than the Lexus SUV, MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

2017 Acura MDX engine white background

The Acura MDX dominates the luxury crossover market for one simple reason: it does everything well. Whether you want a luxurious family hauler, an agile and fun driving machine, or just seek the quiet and comfort of a luxury brand, the Acura MDX has it

Kelley Blue Book, 2016
2017 Acura MDX SUV review background

The refreshed 2017 Acura MDX three-row SUV earned a Five Star Overall Vehicle Score, the highest available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.4

collision mitigation braking system for 2017 Acura MDX SUV

Protection is the Priority

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

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)5
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses audio and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

MDX takes the prize

You get much more for your money with MDX.

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COMPARABLE FWD MODELS
Acura MDX FWD
Lexus RX 350 FWD
Starting At 
$44,0501
$43,120
Comparably Equipped Price9
$45,025
$46,705
Performance
3.5L V6
3.5L V6
Automatic Transmission 
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
295 @ 6300
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4700 
267 @ 4700 
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy /combined)
18 / 26 / 21
20 / 27 / 23
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive 
Front-Wheel Drive 
Safety and Driver Assist
NHTSA Front Driver Crash Test Rating4
5 STARS
4 STARS
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating4
5 STARS 
4 STARS 
 STANDARD
STANDARD
STANDARD 
STANDARD 
Electronic Stability Control 
STANDARD
STANDARD
Active Head Restraints
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Rear Camera10
STANDARD
STANDARD
Comfort & Convenience
STANDARD
STANDARD
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
STANDARD
Heated Steering Wheel
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Second-Row A/C & Heating Controls
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Speed Sensing Interval Wipers
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Exterior
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Capless Fuel Fill System
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Power Moonroof
STANDARD 
OPTIONAL
Wheels & Tires
18''
18''
Speed-Sensing Interval Wipers 
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Interior
Memory/Automatic Tilt-Away Steering Column
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Power Tilt Telescopic Steering Wheel 
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Active Sound Control 
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE

2017 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$409

per month for 36 months $3,499 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.

2017 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$409.00 per month for 36 months. $3,499.00 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.

Excludes 2017 MDX Hybrid models.

Closed-end lease for 2017 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (YD4H3HJNW) available from July 6, 2017 through September 5, 2017, 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. MSRP $47,025.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $41,008.66. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $14,724.00. Option to purchase at lease end $27,744.75.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 5, 2017. 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.

2017 MDX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria.

2017 MDX Special APR

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

For well qualified buyers and buyers that qualify for the Acura Graduate Program criteria.

Excludes 2017 MDX Hybrid Models

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2017 MDX Models from July 6, 2017 through September 5, 2017, 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 September 5, 2017. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2017 MDX: 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.



Luxury SUV 2017 Acura MDX on road

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  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 4 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).
  • 5 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.
  • 6 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 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 The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price:
    Leather Seat Trim: $0
    Premium Package: $960
    Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof: $1,100
    Espresso Walnut Interior Wood Trim: $400
    Heated Leather Steering Wheel: $150
    Heated Front Seats w/HR: $0
    Driver Seat/Steering/Mirror Memory - 3 Settings: $0
  • 10 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 therear of your vehicle.
  • 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.
2017 Acura MDX SUV in Crystal Black Pearl Acura MDX FWD
2017 Lexus RX 350 crossover SUV white exterior Lexus RX 350 FWD
Interior Dimensions 
Front Headroom (in.) 
38.1 
 39.4
2nd-Row Headroom (in.)
38.3
39.1
3rd -Row Headroom (in.) 
35.6 
NOT AVAILABLE
Front Shoulder Room (in.)
61.1
57.8
2nd-Row Shoulder Room (in.) 
59.1
57.6
3rd-Row Shoulder Room (in.) 
54.7 
NOT AVAILABLE
Front Legroom (in.) 
41.4 
44.1
2nd-Row Legroom (in.) 
38.5 
38.0
3rd-Row Legroom (in.)
28.1 
NOT AVAILABLE
Max Cargo Volume3(cu. ft.)
90.9
56.3
Exterior Dimensions 
Wheelbase (in.)
111
109.8
Length (in.)
196.2 
192.5
Height (in.)
67.4 
67.7
Width (in.)
77.8
74.6
Curb Weight (lb.) 
4215
4222
Warranty
Powertrain Warranty 
6-year/70,000 miles11
4-year/50,000 miles
Vehicle Warranty
4-year/50,000 miles11
4-year/50,000 miles
Genuine Accessories
4-year/50,000 miles12
4-year/50,000 miles
Acura MDX SH-AWD® 
Lexus RX 350 AWD
AWD Models
Starting at
$46,0501
$44,520
Engine
3.5L V-6 
3.5L V-6
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
295 @ 6300
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4700 
267 @ 4700 
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
18 / 26 / 21
19 / 26 / 22
Drivetrain
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
All-Wheel Drive