Acura RDX VS Lexus RX 350
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the new Acura RDX, but is it really the SUV to beat in or is the best-selling RX 350 still king of luxury SUVs? Below we take a closer look at both models to compare performance, handling, interior feel, exterior design, safety, technology, and other features.

Lexus RX 350 Quick Look

Lexus RX 350 Pros
  • Lexus ride quality makes any road seem smooth
  • Spacious, upscale cabin with premium materials & design
  • Advanced safety tech comes standard
Lexus RX 350 Cons
  • Less overall cargo space
  • New optional 3rd row can be a little cramped
2019 Lexus RX 350L Compared

Acura RDX Quick Look

Acura RDX Pros
  • Quiet and comfortable cabin
  • Good acceleration from the 2.0L Turbo engine
  • Generous array of technology and safety features
Acura RDX Cons
  • Cabin is less luxurious than other luxury SUV options
  • Add-ons are rather costly and bundled into packages
  • No other engine or hybrid options

Acura RDX A-Spec


Lexus RX 350

None3rd Row SeatingOptional with 350L
2.0L TurboEngine3.5L V6
272HPHorsepower295 HP
StandardAdv. Safety Tech.Standard
The new Acura RDX is a sporty crossover SUV with sharp steering and handling. The interior features a comfortable, spacious cabin with a large center console housing the control pad for the digital display and navigation. Features like the leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats are definitely a plus, but overall the interior is not as upscale as other luxury vehicles, like the Lexus RX 350.

The Acura RDX's acceleration is responsive with the 2.0L turbo engine and the handling for the RDX is very fun, especially with the optional AWD that shifts power to hug corners. The trunk is spacious, but at the sacrifice of legroom in the back seats, which also do not recline. Overall, the RDX is a great new luxury crossover, but is not as upscale as a Lexus. The difference is especially apparent when comparing the first two trim levels. The A-Spec or Advance packages are required to compete with the look and feel of the RX 350.

The Lexus RX was first introduced in 1999, which launched America's infatuation with the luxury SUV segment. Over the years, it has been one of the most reliable SUVs. The Lexus RX 350 adds more options and advanced safety technology standard, like lane keep assist and collision mitigation brake assist. The legendary Lexus RX ride quality makes any road seem smooth, while the cabin is very attractive with premium quality materials and luxury design elements throughout.

With 15 elegant interiors to choose from, there is a comfortable, luxurious interior style for every taste. Behind the wheel of a Lexus RX 350, you will experience great acceleration and handling in one of the most comfortable, upscale cabins. It is just so smooth with advanced ride-dampening and comfortable seating. With the addition of an optional 3rd row, the RX 350L can seat up to 7.

The RX 350 has been the bar for the luxury SUV segment since 1999 and, despite a re-design of the RDX in 2019, that hasn't changed. For nearly 20 years, Lexus has defined luxury, upscale SUVs. The RDX is a fine SUV, but the RX 350 is one of the best luxury vehicles ever created. Getting behind the wheel of a Lexus RX 350 is all the convincing you will need when comparing these two popular luxury SUV options. Test drive one today at Lexus of Brookfield.

Acura RDX Interior Vs Lexus RX 350 Interior

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