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2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Lexus GX 460 Review

New 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura
MDX

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New 2020 Lexus GX 460

2020 Lexus
GX 460

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MSRP*
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$44,500 to $61,750
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$53,000 to $64,265
Invoice* $41,774 to $57,936 $48,760 to $59,124
MPG - City 19 - 20 15
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura MDX than in the Lexus GX 460. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura MDX and the Lexus GX 460.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Acura MDX, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus GX 460.

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). Whether you pick the Acura MDX or the Lexus GX 460, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 GX 460 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lexus GX 460, 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 GX 460.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura MDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus GX 460.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GX 460, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus GX 460 is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Lexus GX 460.

Utility
The Acura MDX has less seating than the Lexus GX 460, making the Lexus GX 460 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus GX 460.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GX 460.