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

Crossover SUV 2017 Lexus RX350 sideview

2018 Lexus RX 350L FWD

MSRP $47,6701
EPA MPG RATING

19 / 262

SPEED

8

ENGINE 3.5L V6
2019 White Acura MDX FWD

2019 Acura MDX FWD

MSRP $44,3001
EPA MPG RATING 20 / 272
SPEED

9

ENGINE

3.5L V6

Ready to see where else MDX outperforms RX 350L? Let's go.
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The Differences are Clear
2018 Lexus RX 350L conventional LED headlights
Lexus RX 350L Conventional LEDs

Conventional LED headlights are standard on the RX 350L.

Lexus RX 350L Conventional LEDs

Conventional LED headlights are standard on the RX 350L.

2019 Acura MDX jewel eye LED headlights
Acura MDX Jewel Eye™ LEDs

MDX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights 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

MDX’s Jewel Eye™ headlights 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.

2018 Lexus RX 350L 10 / 8-way power seats
Lexus RX 350L 8 / 10-Way Power Seats

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

Lexus RX 350L 8 / 10-Way Power Seats

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

2019 Acura MDX 12 / 14-way power sport seats
Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats

MDX’s heated front sport seats feature 14-way driver and 12-way front passenger power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

Acura MDX 12 / 14-Way Power Sport Seats

MDX’s heated front sport seats feature 14-way driver and 12-way front passenger power adjustability including 4-way power lumbar support.

2018 Lexus RX 350L single view display
Lexus RX 350L Single-View Display

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

Lexus RX 350L Single-View Display

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

2019 Acura MDX dual display
Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX's upper two displays let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view for Apple CarPlay™ or Android™ Auto.

Acura MDX Dual Display

The MDX's upper two displays let you easily adjust climate and audio settings while maintaining the view for Apple CarPlay™ or Android™ Auto.

2018 Lexus RX 350L 58.5 cubic feet of cargo space
Lexus RX 350L 58.5 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The Lexus SUV has 32.4 fewer cubic feet of cargo space than MDX.

Lexus RX 350L 58.5 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space

The Lexus SUV has 32.4 fewer cubic feet of cargo space than MDX.

2019 Acura MDX 90.9 cubic feet of cargo 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.20

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.20

2019 White Acura MDX 4 Door Luxury Midsize SUV

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

290 Horsepower
SH-AWD® Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™

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 350L. 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 MDX's five USB ports to RX 350L's one, passengers in every row can charge electronic devices. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—32.4 cubic feet more than the Lexus SUV—the Acura MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

Acura Collision Mitigation Braking 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™ (CMBS™)
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.

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
Lexus RX 350L FWD
Acura MDX FWD
FWD Starting At1
$47,670
$44,300
AWD Starting At1
$49,070
$46,300
Comparably Equipped Price3
$48,480
$44,300
PERFORMANCE
3.5L V6
3.5L V6
Automatic Transmission 
8-SPEED
9-SPEED
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6300
290 @ 6200
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
263 @ 4700 
267 @ 4700 
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
19 / 26 / 22
20 / 27 / 23
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive 
Front-Wheel Drive 
Paddle Shifters
REQUIRES F-SPORT PACKAGE
STANDARD
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
Driver's Knee Airbag
STANDARD  
STANDARD
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) System8
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)11
STANDARD 
STANDARD 
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)9
STANDARD
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System10
NOT AVAILABLE
 STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow12
STANDARD
STANDARD
Auto High-Beam Headlights
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Tire Sealant & Inflator Kit
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
GPS-Linked Climate Control
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
Remote Engine Start
NOT AVAILABLE
OPTIONAL (LONG RANGE)
Driver Seat Memory
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Hill Start Assist
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Speed Sensing Interval Wipers
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
AUDIO SYSTEMS
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®13
STANDARD
STANDARD
Pandora Compatibility14
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Aha™ Compatibility15
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
USB Ports16
STANDARD (1)
STANDARD (5)
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Dual-Screen Display
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (ODMD™ 2.0)
Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto Integration 17,18
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
SMS Text Message Capability19
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
12-Volt Power Outlets
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD (2)
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
STANDARD (3-LENS)
STANDARD (5-LENS)
Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
Capless Fuel Fill System
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Power Moonroof
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD 
Wheels & Tires
18''
18''
INTERIOR
Power Driver's Seat
STANDARD (10-WAY)
STANDARD (14-WAY)
Power Front Passenger's Seat
STANDARD (8-WAY)
STANDARD (12-WAY)
Heated Front Seats
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
NOT AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
Leather-Appointed Seating
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
2019 Six Passenger MDX In Outdoor Setting

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

Disclaimer
  • 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 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  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: Premium Package: $810, Espresso Walnut, Matte Bamboo or Matte Linear Dark Mocha wood interior trim: Included; Power tilt and slide moonroof: Included.

  • 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.

  • 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  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.

  • 8  LDW only alerts drivers 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 conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 9  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.

  • 10  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.

  • 11  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.

  • 12  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.
  • 13  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.14  Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

    14 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.

    15  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. 

  • 16  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.

  • 17  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.

  • 18  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.

  • 19  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.     

  • 20  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.

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

  • 22  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2018 White Lexus RX 350L FWD Lexus RX 350L FWD
2019 White Acura MDX FWD Acura MDX FWD
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity
7
7
Headroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
39.8 / 38.5 / 34.8
38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
58.3 / 57.8 / 45.7
61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7
Hiproom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
55.8 / 55.8 / 43.8
57.5 / 57.8 / 40.6
Legroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
41.4 / 30.9 / 23.5
41.4 / 36.6 / 28.1
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
109.8
111
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
64.4 / 64.0
66.3 / 66.3
Length (in.)
196.9
196.2
Height (in.)
67.3
67.4 
Width (in.)
74.6
77.7
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
8.1
7.3
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
NOT AVAILABLE
132.7
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)20
58.5
90.9
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)20
23.03
43.4
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)20
7.5
15.8
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,464
4,032
Max Towing (lb.)21
3,500
3,500 – 5,000
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.2
19.5
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)22
4 / 50,000 
4 / 50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)22
6 / 70,000 
6 / 70,000 
Corrosion Warranty (years / miles)22
6 / Unlimited 
5 / Unlimited