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2017 Acura RDX vs. 2016 Lexus RX 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura RDX 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 RDX.

Convenience
The Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 RDX and the Lexus RX 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is a little narrower than the Lexus RX 350, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus RX 350.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus RX 350 is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura RDX has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Lexus RX 350. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus RX 350.

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

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2017 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,570 - $43,720

2016 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $41,900 - $49,125
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.77% As low as 2.40%
City MPG: 19 - 20 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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*: $33,475 - $41,126 $39,177 - $45,954

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.