2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350L Comparison

2020  Acura MDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350L
2020 Acura MDX 2020 Lexus RX 350L
Starting MSRP*
  $44,500 $47,300
  9-speed shiftable automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
Rear Leg Room
  36.6 in. 30.9 in.

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350L

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Your search for a luxury crossover vehicle should include Acura MDX. When it comes to SUVs with distinctive features, the Acura brand sets the standard with the 2020 MDX. To fully appreciate the MDX, let’s match it against another popular model in its class, the Lexus RX 350L.

Seating and Cargo Area of the 2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350L

Acura gives its base MDX trim features you might expect at an exceptional sticker price. Heated leather seats are standard in an MDX. The base RX 350L’s seats are synthetic leatherette, and they are not heated, yet the model costs more than the base MDX.

If you want to drive adults in your luxury crossover’s third row, the MDX is a better choice. Its back row offers 30.9 inches of legroom. Meanwhile, at 23.5 inches for legroom, the RX 350L’s last row is fitting for kids. You might expect the Lexus to make up ground on the Acura in the middle row, but the MDX wins that comparison by a half-inch margin. In the front row, the Lexus provides nearly three extra inches of legroom at 44.1 inches. Still, you’ll find 41.4 inches for your legs in an MDX’s front row. The MDX is the better choice for three rows of adults. You might expect these vehicles to offer similar amounts of cargo space. In fact, with its rear and middle rows folded flat, the MDX provides 90.9 cubic feet for cargo. That’s 32 more cubic feet, or 50 percent more than the RX 350L’s. Imagine the flexibility of the MDX’s additional cargo area offers to your busy life.

Safety of the 2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Lexus RX 350L

Compared to the 2020 Lexus RX 350L, you will find the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assisting tech on every 2020 MDX. This bundle makes Acura’s Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking, and other features standard equipment. In the RX 350L, you will find a similar suite, but the model’s higher base price tag is a notable drawback.

Fuel Efficiency of the 2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350L

Despite providing more cargo space, the Acura MDX is lighter. Its curb weight is 4,032 pounds. The Lexus registers 4,464 pounds. Acura also gives it’s luxury crossover a nine-speed automatic transmission. In Lexus’s model, we find eight speeds. The Acura’s lower weight and broader gear spectrum help it deliver greater fuel efficiency. Acura also gives it’s model a slightly larger fuel tank. Subsequently, the MDX’s highway trip range exceeds the RX 350L’s by 28 miles.

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With many aspects in the Acura MDX favor, you should wisely test drive one at Acura of Memphis. We look forward to personally introducing you to this stellar luxury crossover.

* Shown: MDX with Advance Package in Lunar Silver Metallic. Starting at $56,250.

** Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.