Acura MDX vs Lexus RX 350 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,200
Invoice
$41,493
Average Price Paid
$40,285
910 listings nationwide

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2018 Lexus RX 350
AWD
MSRP
$44,870
Invoice
$41,953
Average Price Paid
$41,231
584 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$41,696
Good Price
$39,691
Great Price
$38,544
2018 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Fair Price
$42,681
Good Price
$40,556
Great Price
$39,340

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,688
16 listings nationwide

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2018 Lexus RX 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$54,325
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Introduced in 2001, the Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that has grown family-friendly with redesigns in 2007 and 2014. Following a 2017 facelift, the 2018 MDX sees only minor updates. Last...

2018 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Lexus RX line continues to be one of the brand’s most important, particularly the popular RX 350 model. It has seen steady improvements each generation, the most recent occurring i...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
10
writes:
Amazing appearance, great seating, speed and styling, pricing could be a bit better and the lack of a panorami...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 INFINITI QX60 worse.
"headlights are way sleeker, overall body style looks less like a family wagon and more like a sport vehicle"
Back Seats Ranked 2018 INFINITI QX60 worse.
"2nd row captains chairs !!"
10
writes:
I liked the car very much but the service center which I had to deal with was terrible and couldnt fix things ...
Power Ranked 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir FWD worse.
"Not a technician so cant be clear it just was..."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir FWD better.
"They are quite close in comfort"
2018 Lexus RX 350
AWD
40
writes:
Didnt like interior, drivers position, handling. Not too crazy about the front snout either.
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"Sportier exterior on the Audi. Front end of Lexus is too avant garde for my tastes."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi SQ5 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"Appearance, roominess of cabin, drivers seat, handling, power, features."
writes:
Bought the RX 350 though the pic you show is wrong. We love the ride, style, and comfort. Beautiful inside an...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium AWD with Summer of Audi Selection worse.
"More streamlined with more of a luxury feel"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium AWD with Summer of Audi Selection worse.
"Better comfort and space for 4 people"
30
writes:
Beautiful interior and nice exterior. Extremely quiet and relaxing to drive.
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium AWD worse.
"Fancier looking and overall nicer"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium AWD worse.
"Better family car and more practical for day to day use. Less stressful than Audi For short rides and trips a great car. BUT the Lexus is more comfortable but less exciting to drive."

Specs

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
2018 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
295 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 44.1 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 18.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,367 lbs 1,050 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 192.5 in
Width 77.7 in 74.6 in
Height 67.4 in 67.7 in
Wheelbase 111 in 109.8 in

Available Options

2018 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

Option Packages

  • Roof Rails
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Wheel: 20" Berlina Black Alloy
  • Wheel: 20" Dark Chrome-Look Alloy
2018 Lexus RX 350
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Autumn Shimmer
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Silver Lining Metallic

Option Packages

  • 12.3" Navigation System
  • 12.3" Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio
  • Bi-LED Headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • Blind Spot Monitor & Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Luxury Package
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Panoramic View Monitor with Blind Spot Monitor
  • Power Folding Heated Rear Seats
  • Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof
  • Premium Package
  • Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch with Ball Mount
  • Color Heads-Up Display
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Wheels: 20" X 8" Split 5-Spoke Dark Silver

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