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.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,500
Invoice
$41,774
Average Price Paid
$37,608
1,529 listings nationwide

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2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
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FWD
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AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,295
57 listings nationwide

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2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,180
482 listings nationwide
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95 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Acura MDX, a premium 3-row crossover, is similar to the Buick Enclave, Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX L. The MDX is among the oldest vehicles in that class, having arrived for 2014. It...

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

With the new option of the F Sport package for front-wheel-drive RX 350s, the package is now available to the whole RX lineup. Likewise, standard inclusion of the Safety System + Packa...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

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

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
50
GuruHGT79 writes:
Purchased after testing other luxury brands. Bought for style, ride, comfort and value. An excellent traveling...
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Seats fit around you with just enough padding to be comfortable on a long drive. BMW is an excellent car but not quite up to Acura standard."
Family Car Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Three row seating with room in the back and storage underneath. Even third row is reasonably comfortable whereas some 3rd row models not so much. "
30
Guru6Q56S writes:
great
Iggi77 writes:
Drive smooth
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander better.
"Comfort "
Value Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander worse.
"Color and looks "
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
5heils writes:
Love love love! Drive is quiet and so smooth. Sport mode is tight and great too. Like the gear shift - Acura M...
Family Car Ranked 2017 Acura MDX worse.
"Such a big back seat. Obviously it lacks the third row...but unless you have young kids I can’t imsgine adults sitting in the third row. "
Value Ranked 2017 Acura MDX worse.
"Prices on used RX were better in my area than used MDX for the features. "
70
Guru9NP7S writes:
Comfortable, versitile.
10
Susan writes:
Great ride easy to use controls lots of space nice looking
Back Seats Ranked 2017 BMW X5 worse.
"Bmw back seats very hard unforgiving ride"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 BMW X5 worse.
"Easier to get into "

Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 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 1,336 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

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2017 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

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

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