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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

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MSRP*
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$46,900 to $60,650
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$48,050 to $55,450
Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 19 18 - 19
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 25 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 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 RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350L offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 350L, 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 Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RX 350L. 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 350L have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lexus RX 350L, 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 350L.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 350L 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 350L, 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 350L for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 350L.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 350L. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350L.

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