Acura MDX vs Lexus RX Hybrid

2025 Acura MDX
2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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MSRP

$50,900

MSRP

$49,400

Average price

$29,722

Average price

$35,059

Listings

9161

Listings

2887
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • No hybrid or plug-in hybrid option
  • Cramped third row
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration

Reviews Summary

People want stylish, reliable, and safe vehicles equipped with simple controls, intuitive technology, and enjoyable driving dynamics. Of course, value is a part of that equation, particularly when it comes to fuel economy. We’re happy to report the refreshed 2025 Acura MDX meets nearly all of those requirements. Furthermore, Acura has apparently gotten the user-experience and user-interface message loud and clear, as the changes to the 2025 MDX reflect a shift to simplicity, sophistication, and refinement.

Verdict: This year’s updates make the 2025 Acura MDX more appealing than ever. However, this is not a fuel-efficient choice and the standard V6 engine is somewhat underwhelming. Acura needs to install a hybrid or plug-in hybrid in the MDX as soon as possible if it wants to woo customers shopping in this segment.

Reviews Summary

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

Engine

2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid

Drive Train

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

Horsepower

246 hp @ 6000 rpm

MPG City

MPG City

37

MPG Highway

MPG Highway

34
2025 Acura MDX
2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$50,900
$49,400
Average price
$29,722
$35,059
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.5
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Read full review

7.5 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • No hybrid or plug-in hybrid option
  • Cramped third row
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration
Summary

People want stylish, reliable, and safe vehicles equipped with simple controls, intuitive technology, and enjoyable driving dynamics. Of course, value is a part of that equation, particularly when it comes to fuel economy. We’re happy to report the refreshed 2025 Acura MDX meets nearly all of those requirements. Furthermore, Acura has apparently gotten the user-experience and user-interface message loud and clear, as the changes to the 2025 MDX reflect a shift to simplicity, sophistication, and refinement.

Verdict: This year’s updates make the 2025 Acura MDX more appealing than ever. However, this is not a fuel-efficient choice and the standard V6 engine is somewhat underwhelming. Acura needs to install a hybrid or plug-in hybrid in the MDX as soon as possible if it wants to woo customers shopping in this segment.

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid
Drive Train
AWD
Seating Capacity
7
5
Horsepower
246 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
37
MPG Highway
34
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