ACURA RDX VS LEXUS RX 350 COMPARISON Review

Acura RDX VS Lexus RX 350
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the newly re-designed 2019 Acura RDX, but is it really the SUV to beat in 2019 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.

2019 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
 

2019 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
The newly redesigned 2019 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 2019 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 continues to be the best-selling luxury SUV in America** and was fully re-designed in 2016, then updated in 2018 with the introduction of an optional third row. The 2019 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

2019 Acura RDX A-Spec

VS

2019 Lexus RX 350

$43,500

Estimated MSRP

$43,570

27 HWY MPG Rating

Estimated
MPG

28 HWY MPG Rating

None

3rd Row Seating

Optional with 350L

2.0L Turbo

Engine

3.5L V6 

272HP

Horsepower

295 HP

6 yr/70,000 mi

Power-train Warranty

6 yr/70,000 mi

5-Stars

NHSTA Safety Rating

5-Stars

Standard

Adv. Safety Tech.

Standard

Optional for extra $2,000

AWD

Optional for extra $1,400


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**Best Selling Luxury SUV

The RX 350 continued to dominate as the best-selling SUV in America with 111,641 units sold in 2018, which makes it the 2nd best-selling luxury vehicle in America also. See https://www.caranddriver.com/news/g25741172/best-selling-luxury-cars-suv-2018/

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