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2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Acura RDX Review

New 2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Lexus
RX 350

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New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*
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$44,150 to $51,750
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$38,200 to $48,000
Invoice* $41,281 to $48,388 $36,269 to $45,552
MPG - City 19 - 20 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** - ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Lexus RX 350 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Acura RDX. The Lexus RX 350 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura RDX, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, 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 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 about the same width as the Acura RDX. 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 its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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
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.