Lexus RX 350 VS Acura MDXIf you're researching midsize luxury SUVs with sporty performance, three-row seating, and all-wheel drive, then you're likely comparing the Lexus RX 350L AWD and Acura MDX SH-AWD as options. Below we take a closer look at these two popular luxury SUVs.
2019 Lexus RX 350L Compared

Lexus RX 350L Quick Look

Lexus RX 350L Pros
  • Lexus ride quality makes any road seem smooth
  • Spacious, upscale cabin with top-quality materials & construction
  • Advanced safety technology comes standard
  • Adds a 3rd row to the SUV
Lexus RX 350L Cons
  • Infotainment interface and menu is not as intuitive
  • Less overall cargo space than competitors
  • 3rd row is a little cramped

Acura MDX Quick Look

Acura MDX Pros
  • Quiet, comfortable, and spacious cabin
  • Good acceleration from the V6 engine
  • Generous array of technology and safety features
Acura MDX Cons
  • Cabin is much less luxurious than other luxury SUV options
  • Adaptive cruise control can be a little jerky & slow to respond
  • Add-ons are rather costly, while still not as upscale as Lexus
2019 Acura MDX Compared



Lexus RX 350L AWD

Standard3rd Row SeatingStandard
3.5L V6Engine3.5L V6
290 HPHorsepower295 HP
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
The RX 350 continues to dominate as the best-selling luxury SUV in the U.S.** and in 2018 Lexus introduced the RX 350L. With the RX 350L, you get more room and third-row seating. The RX 350L seamlessly maintains the Lexus RX350's silky-smooth ride with remarkable acceleration, stability, and ride-dampening. Not only is there not a bump in sight, but Lexus really emphasizes interior styling and it shows in the luxurious feel of the new Lexus RX 350L cabin. Once you get behind the wheel, you will feel the Lexus difference.

The Acura MDX is part of the 3rd generation of Acura models, re-designed in 2014. It has a comfortable and spacious interior with third-row seating and a little extra cargo space than the RX. However, the MDX cabin looks and feels much less luxurious than competitors and the drive is just not on the same level as a Lexus.

Overall, both vehicles have great safety ratings, gas mileage, and warranties, but the legendary Lexus ride and superior interior design of the RX 350L truly separates it from the competition. The Lexus RX 350 continues to dominate as the go-to Luxury Midsize SUV, all for a price that is less than the Acura MDX.

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