Lexus RX vs Acura MDX
As a driver around White Plains, Yonkers, and Scarsdale, NY, you know exactly what makes a quality luxury SUV. As you decide between the Lexus RX vs. Acura MDX for your next luxury model, make sure you choose the one that has the performance, interior, and technology you’ll need.
Our team at Lexus of White Plains is here to help you make your decision. Let us break down the pros and cons of each vehicle so you can get a clear idea of how the 2021 Lexus RX and 2022 Acura MDX measure up against each other.
Lexus RX vs Acura MDX: On the Road
Both vehicles come standard with a 3.5L V6 engine. However, the 2021 Lexus RX can reach up to 295 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque with this engine. The Acura MDX falls slightly short, only generating up to 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
Additionally, higher trim levels of the RX crank that engine output up to 308 horsepower. Unfortunately, 290 horsepower is the best the MDX has to offer.
Even when it comes to fuel efficiency, the RX still pulls ahead of the MDX. With the standard configuration, the Lexus RX earned EPA-estimated 20 city and 27 highway MPG. The Acura MDX, on the other hand, earned just 19 city and 26 highway MPG.
If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient ride that’s equipped with AWD (all-wheel drive), choose the RX 450h, which can offer an EPA-estimated 31 city and 28 highway MPG. The MDX is also available with AWD, but its fuel economy takes a dip, offering an EPA-estimated 19 city and 25 highway MPG, significantly less than you could get with the RX.
RX and MDX: A Blend of Interior Comfort and Style
While both have available heated rear seats and ventilated front seats for greater comfort, the cabin of the Lexus RX offers an extra flair of style that you might find yourself wanting in the Acura MDX.
For example, if you’re interested in wood accents to highlight the cabin, the RX has two choices available: Matte Bamboo wood trim and Open-Pore Brown Walnut trim. The MDX only gives you one option, the available Open-Pore Wood trim.
The RX even offers an available heated wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel to offer that perfect marriage of comfort and style. The MDX only offers an available leather-wrapped and heated wheel.
Lexus RX vs Acura MDX: Driver Assist and Infotainment Technology
When it comes to infotainment, these vehicles share a lot of similar technology. For instance, they both come standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. When you listen to your music, either vehicle will also offer you a standard 9-speaker audio system.
Even when it comes to safety and driver assistance, both vehicles will offer you features like a head-up display. However, only the 2021 RX offers the available Intuitive Park Assist system with Auto Braking and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking.
This system will warn you if you get too close to another object while parking and will brake for you if you don’t take action. Front and rear parking sensors that are available in the MDX operate similarly but don’t have a braking assist feature at all.
2021 Lexus RX vs 2022 Acura MDX: The Verdict
Which luxury SUV has everything you’ll need to comfortably traverse White Plains, Yonkers, and Scarsdale, New York? Between the Lexus RX and Acura MDX, we think the Lexus RX simply has more to offer. From its intense performance abilities to its comfortable, stylish, and high-tech interior, there’s a lot to love here.
Visit the 2021 Lexus RX in person here at Lexus of White Plains, and take it for a test drive today!