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2016 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2016 Acura RDX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Lexus RX 350 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Acura RDX, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350 as you will with the Acura RDX, 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). The Lexus RX 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Acura RDX. 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 Lexus RX 350 and the Acura RDX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is a little wider than the Acura RDX, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 350, which is slightly longer than the Acura RDX.

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

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Acura RDX, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350 and the Acura RDX. The Lexus RX 350 has less cargo space than the Acura RDX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2016 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $41,900 - $49,125

2016 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,370 - $36,870
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% As low as 0.91%
City MPG: 19 - 20 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 28 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $39,177 - $45,954 $33,287 - $34,696

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