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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Lexus GS 350 Review

New 2020 Acura RLX

2020 Acura
RLX

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New 2020 Lexus GS 350

2020 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*
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$54,900
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$51,065 to $55,155
Invoice* $50,947 $47,490 to $51,226
MPG - City 20 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 29 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 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 RLX offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus GS 350. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura RLX and the Lexus GS 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Acura RLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus GS 350, 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 RLX is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus GS 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Lexus GS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Lexus GS 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 RLX, which is slightly longer than the Lexus GS 350.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura RLX and the Lexus GS 350 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Acura RLX and the Lexus GS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Lexus GS 350. The Acura RLX has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus GS 350, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 350.