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2015 Acura MDX vs. 2015 Lexus RX 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura MDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus RX 350, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX.

Convenience
The Acura MDX requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RX 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lexus RX 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RX 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura MDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 350.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Acura MDX is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 350, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Acura MDX has less cargo space than the Lexus RX 350, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350.

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2015 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $42,565 - $56,780

2015 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $40,970 - $48,710
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.74% As low as 2.52%
City MPG: 18 - 20 18
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 24 - 26
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $39,473 - $52,447 $38,307 - $45,543

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