Lexus RX 350 vs Acura RDX 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.

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
No Data Available
2020 Acura RDX
FWD
MSRP
$37,600
Invoice
N/A
Average Price Paid
$35,454
1,282 listings nationwide

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

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,446
314 listings nationwide
28 GREAT deals
51 GOOD deals

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2020 Acura RDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,483
22 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

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 ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

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

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
130
writes:
well-rounded car. but seats only 5. could have been the best in the class if a bit longer to accommodate 3rd...
10
writes:
Super safety features. Liked the trim package.
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD worse.
"They were the same, but the survey doesnt allow you to say that."
Value Ranked 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD worse.
"Dealer loaner with low miles and a great warrantee. "
10
writes:
Love this car just not the new style inside and out. Lexus IS ruining this suv
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD worse.
"I don’t. That’s why I bought the Audi this time "
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD worse.
"Used to have arm rests, comfort, pickup power, design"
2020 Acura RDX
FWD
50
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."

Specs

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
2020 Acura RDX
FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 gal 17.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,300 RPM
272 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
9.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.39 in x 3.38 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 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 5 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 44.1 in 42 in
Back Legroom 38 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.4 cu ft 29.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,050 lbs 1,001 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 192.5 in 186.8 in
Width 74.6 in 74.8 in
Height 67.7 in 65.7 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in 108.3 in

Available Options

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
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

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