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

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura RDX
FWD
MSRP
$37,800
Invoice
$35,890
Average Price Paid
$34,779
623 listings nationwide

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2020 Lexus NX
300 AWD
MSRP
$38,270
Invoice
$35,782
Average Price Paid
$35,020
2,472 listings nationwide

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

2020 Acura RDX
FWD
Fair Price
$35,857
Good Price
$33,941
Great Price
$32,845
2020 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Fair Price
$36,165
Good Price
$34,507
Great Price
$33,559

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura RDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,445
48 listings nationwide

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2020 Lexus NX
300 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,353
13 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura RDX
FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

It should no longer be breaking news that, to new-car buyers, crossovers are king. Within that market, the small luxury crossover segment has been growing at an incredible rate. Every ...

2020 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Lexus introduced the NX, a compact luxury crossover, in 2015 and refreshed it in 2018. For 2020, the NX sees minor feature updates as well as the addition of the new Black Line Special...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Acura RDX
FWD
160
writes:
I cross shopped the RDX against a lot of vehicles. Was leaning more toward the Honda Pilot/Passport. Ruled out...
Handling Ranked 2020 Honda Pilot Elite AWD worse.
"It is almost like comparing a Miata to a minivan. The harder you push the RDX, the better it feels. If you are pushing it hard through turns, it transfers more power to the rear wheels and most of that can go to the outside rear wheel. This helps push the car through the turn and make it feels more like a rear wheel drive vehicle. This greatly increases the fun factor of driving the car. In normal driving you may not notice this as much. What you will notice though if you buy the Advance version of the RDX is you get adjustable suspension in addition to sport modes for the transmission. Dial the drive mode to sport + and put the transmission in sport mode and it does a pretty good imitation of sports hatchback albeit a bit larger. Dial the mode to comfort and leave the transmission in normal drive and it is pretty relaxed on the highway. "
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Honda Pilot Elite AWD better.
"There is clearly more room on the Pilot. I think the material are nice on the RDX but Ill take more room over nicer materials when room is tight to begin with. I also like the separate controls for the rear seat ventilation. Not exactly fair to compare the two as the Pilot is a large class car but I did find the front seats on the RDX to be roomier and more comfortable than the Pilot."
2020 Lexus NX
300 AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Acura RDX
FWD
2020 Lexus NX
300 AWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.1 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
235 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.38 in
3.39 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 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 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- 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 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 38 in 36.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 29.5 cu ft 17.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,001 lbs 895 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 186.8 in 182.7 in
Width 74.8 in 83.9 in
Height 65.7 in 64.8 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 104.7 in

Available Options

2020 Acura RDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Canyon Bronze Metallic
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2020 Lexus NX
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Blue Vortex Metallic
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl

Option Packages

  • Black Line Edition
  • Comfort Package
  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Audio
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Parking Assist W/Intelligent Clearance Sonar
  • Power Back Door W/Kick Sensor
  • Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof/Sunroof
  • Premium Package
  • Triple-Beam Led Headlamps W/AFS
  • Wheels: 19" Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy

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