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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

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2021 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*
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$46,900 to $60,650
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$45,220 to $52,500
Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 19 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
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
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 Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura MDX, 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 similar torque, the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Acura MDX 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
When considering towing capacity, the Acura MDX is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura MDX and 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. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.

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