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2017 Acura MDX vs. 2016 Lexus RX 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura MDX than the Lexus RX 450h. The Lexus RX 450h 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura MDX as you will with the Lexus RX 450h, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura MDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 450h. 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 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lexus RX 450h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Acura MDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 450h.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura MDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 450h.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RX 450h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Acura MDX will do just as well as the Lexus RX 450h, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Acura MDX has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 450h.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 450h, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 450h.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 450h.

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Compare the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2016 Lexus RX 450h.

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2017 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $43,950 - $58,400

2016 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $52,235 - $57,045
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.67% As low as 2.40%
City MPG: 18 - 20 30 - 31
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 28 - 30
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $40,890 - $54,306 $49,101 - $53,622

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.