2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lexus RX 350 Comparison

2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350
2020 Acura RDX 2020 Lexus RX 350
  10-Speed Shiftable Automatic 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Heated Seats
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2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350

Serving Memphis, TN

If you have high expectations for your next luxury SUV, your attention may rightfully be focused on the 2020 Acura RDX. The RDX is a compact luxury crossover SUV that recently entered its third generation. With this generational advancement, stunning updates are found throughout the latest version that makes it a top contender on any serious SUV shopper’s list. The RDX may be compared against the 2020 Lexus RX 350, which is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that entered its fourth generation four years ago. Close inspection of these two vehicles is essential before you can make an educated decision about which SUV to cruise home in.


At the base trim level, the Acura RDX is priced more than $6,000 lower than the Lexus RX 350. With a comparison of the exterior designs, you may immediately notice other differences. The 2020 Acura RDX has a stunning design that is characterized by crisp contouring along the sides and across the hood. Chrome outlines the black mesh grille, the lower front fascia, and the side doors. The rounded nose draws attention to the sharp angle of the multi-elemental headlights.

In comparison, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 has a smoother hood with crisp lines carried down the sides. The front end has a sharp feel with elongated, pointed headlights jutting into the hourglass-shaped grille. The large grille dominates most of the front end.


Across all trims, the 2020 Acura RDX is well-appointed with materials and features that elevate your driving experience. Some of the features that may be loaded into your RDX are a premium sound system with up to 16 speakers, Bluetooth technology, smartphone integration, aux and USB ports, a 7-inch display screen with a touch interface, a 10.5-inch heads-up display, speed-adjusting volume compensation, a 3D navigation system and more. The Lexus RX 350 comes with a sound system, heated and ventilated seats, mounted steering wheel controls, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, and other items.


The Acura RDX is an SUV that inspires confidence around every turn. Some of the many safety-bolstering features in the 2020 RDX are a surround-view or multi-view camera system, a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, a forward collision warning, a road departure mitigation system and other technologies. The 2020 Lexus RX 350 has a few assistive safety technologies as well as expected features like airbags, LATCH safety seat anchors, and other items.

To finalize your comparison of these two SUVs, make plans to visit Acura of Memphis for an RDX test drive. With this experience, you can base your decision on first-hand information. Stop by Acura of Memphis today to continue your review of these vehicles.