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

VS
Crossover SUV 2017 Lexus RX350 sideview

2018 Lexus RX 350L FWD

MSRP $47,670
EPA MPG RATING

19/26

SpEED

8

ENGINE 3.5L V6
2017 Acura MDX crossover exterior sideview

2018 Acura MDX FWD

MSRP $44,2001
EPA MPG RATING 19/272
SPEED

9

ENGINE

3.5L V6

WATCH THE MDX GO UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $2,799 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 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $2,799.00 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 MDX 9 Speed Automatic vehicles (YD3H3JJNW) 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 $45,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $40,103.25. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $26,213.10.

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.

front of 2018 Acura MDX grille

Acura MDX vs Lexus RX 350L: A Triumph of 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 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 32.4 cubic feet more cargo volume than the Lexus SUV, MDX has ample space to stash additional 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 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 32.4 cubic feet more cargo volume than the Lexus SUV, MDX has ample space to stash additional stuff.

2017 Acura MDX engine white background

With a blend of performance, luxury and driver-assistance technology, the sporty 2018 MDX has been designated a Best Buy by Consumer Guide® thanks to an impressive range of high-tech features and a refined cabin with 3-row seating.

2017 Acura MDX SUV review background

The 2018 MDX three-row SUV earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest available.4

collision mitigation braking system for 2018 Acura MDX SUV

Protection is the Priority

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

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)10
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 350L FWD
Starting At 
$44,2001
$47,670
Comparably Equipped Price3
$44,200
$48,480
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 
263 @ 4700 
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy /combined)
19 / 27 / 22
19 / 26 / 22
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive 
Front-Wheel Drive 
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Safety and Driver Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering5
STANDARD
STANDARD (W/O MAS)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System6
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
STANDARD
STANDARD
STANDARD 
STANDARD 
 STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Tire Sealant & Inflator Kit
STANDARD (FWD)
NOT AVAILABLE
Active Head Restraints
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Rear Camera22
STANDARD
STANDARD
Comfort & Convenience
Heated Steering Wheel
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
GPS-Linked Climate Control
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Second-Row A/C & Heating Controls
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Walk Away Auto Lock
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Remote Engine Start
OPTIONAL (LONG RANGE)
NOT AVAILABLE
Driver Seat Memory
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Hill Start Assist
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Speed Sensing Interval Wipers
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Audio Systems
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®12
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Pandora Compatibility13
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Aha™ Compatibility14
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
USB Ports15
STANDARD
STANDARD
Media & Connectivity
Dual-Screen Display
STANDARD (ODMD™ 2.0)
NOT AVAILABLE
Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto Integration 16,17
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
SMS Text Message Capability18
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Exterior
LED Headlights
STANDARD (JEWEL EYE® LED HEADLIGHTS)
STANDARD
Auto High Beams
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Capless Fuel Fill System
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Power Moonroof
STANDARD 
OPTIONAL
Wheels & Tires
18''
18''
Speed-Sensing Interval Wipers 
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Interior
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
OPTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
Leather-Appointed Seating
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Memory/Automatic Tilt-Away Steering Column
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Power Tilt Telescopic Steering Wheel 
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Active Sound Control 
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $3,299 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 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $3,299.00 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 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (YD4H3JJNW) 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 $47,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $41,222.17. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $27,373.10.

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 MDX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers.

2018 MDX 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 MDX 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 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 2018 Acura MDX on road

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PAGE DISCLAIMERS

  • 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 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 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 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.
  • 8 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.
  • 9 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 11 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.
  • 12 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.
  • 13 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
  • 14 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.
  • 15 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.
  • 16 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.
  • 17 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.
  • 18 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.
  • 19 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.
  • 20 Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lb. on MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.
  • 21 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
  • 22 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rear-view camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.

2018 Acura MDX SUV in Crystal Black Pearl Acura MDX FWD
2018 Lexus RX 350 crossover SUV white exterior Lexus RX 350L FWD
Interior Dimensions 
Seating Capacity
7
7
Front Headroom (in.) 
38.1 
 39.4
Headroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
38.1/38.3/35.6
39.8/38.5/34.8
Shoulder Room (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
61.1/59.1/54.7
58.3/57.8/45.7
2nd-Row Headroom (in.)
38.3
39.1
Hiproom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
57.5/57.8/40.6
55.8/55.8/43.8
3rd -Row Headroom (in.) 
35.6 
NOT AVAILABLE
Legroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
41.4/36.6/28.1
41.4/30.9/23.5
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 Volume19(cu. ft.)
90.9
56.3
Exterior Dimensions 
Wheelbase (in.)
111
109.8
Track Width (in.) (front/rear)
66.3/66.3
64.4/64.0
Length (in.)
196.2
196.9
Height (in.)
67.4 
67.3
Width (in.)
77.8
74.6
Curb Weight (lb.) 
4,215
4,222
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
7.3
8.1
Weights & Capacities
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
132.7
NOT AVAILABLE
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)
90.919
58
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)
43.419
23.03
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)
15.819
7.5
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,001
4,464
Max Towing (lb.)
3,500 – 5,00020
3,500
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.5
19.2
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years/miles)
4/50,00021
4/50,000
Powertrain Warranty (years/miles)
6/70,00021
6/70,000
Corrosion Warranty (years/miles)
5/unlimited21
6/unlimited
Acura MDX SH-AWD® 
Lexus RX 350 AWD
AWD Models
Starting at
$46,0501
$49,070
Engine
3.5L V6 
3.5L V6
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
290 @ 6300
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4700 
263 @ 4700
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy / combined)
18 / 26 / 21
18 / 25 / 21
Drivetrain
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
All-Wheel Drive