2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lexus NX

2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus NX
2020 Acura RDX 2020 Lexus NX
  272 235
Cargo Space *
  31.14-79.8 cu. ft. 17.7-54.6 cu. ft.
  Standard Available on Other Styles

2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus NX

Serving Memphis, TN

The 2020 Acura RDX ranks #3 among small luxury SUVs. The 2020 RDX stands out in many areas, including its exceptionally roomy and spacious cabin and equally cavernous cargo area. The 2020 Acura RDX also has a precise, sharp steering and handling system, and it packs plenty of power. The 2020 RDX features a wide range of standard and available technology too, and many of its amenities are offered at a better value than what you’ll find with its competitors. One vehicle that 2020 RDX competes with is the 2020 Lexus NX. However, the RDX has a larger, more comfortable, and more spacious interior that makes it a top choice for daily driving and long road trips. The Acura’s interior also features higher-end materials, and it offers more technology for a better value overall.

Performance & Handling

All trim levels of the 2020 Acura RDX are powered by the same engine, a 2.0L with four cylinders. This engine generates up to 272 HP and 280 LB-FT of torque. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. While the engine is the same in all trims, you choose drivetrain to customize your ride further. The Acura RDX comes standard with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available. You can also select the Super Handling all-wheel drive on some models, which provides additional traction and handling. In contrast, the Lexus only offers a standard engine with a maximum power output of 235 HP and 258 LB-FT of torque. You’ll only get a six-speed automatic transmission with this engine, and drivetrain options are limited to either regular front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Interior Design

If you want a car with a luxurious and well-appointed interior, the 2020 Acura RDX is the vehicle to get. The RDX features a cabin with a solid build and a carefully planned design that provides exceptional space for passengers along with ample legroom and headroom. The cargo area is equally spacious, making it easy to pack up the RDX for a long weekend adventure. The cabin also has a contemporary, streamlined layout to give the RDX an overall modern and aesthetically appealing design. In contrast, the Lexus lacks the same amount of space that you’ll find in the RDX for both passengers and cargo. The cargo area is even more limited with the rear seats up, which makes the Lexus less appealing for those who need to travel with more luggage and passengers. If you want higher-end materials, you’ll have to add them on, which can quickly add a hefty price tag.

Technology & Amenities

The Acura also stands out for its generous assortment of technology and amenities. The Acura comes well-equipped even at the base level, offering a variety of standard technology features that are either available or not offered at all by competitors. The base RDX comes with an intuitive and user-friendly 10.2-inch infotainment display screen that supports smartphone integration and Apple CarPlay. Leather upholstery and navigation are available. The Lexus offers fewer standard features and has a remote touchpad that is challenging to use.

If you want to try out the 2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lexus NX in person, don’t hesitate to contact our dealership today.

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.