2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Lexus RX

2020 Lexus RX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Lexus RX

A 3-row luxury SUV can make all the difference to your Providence and Warwick commute, but you may be stuck deciding between the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX. While both of these crossovers come packed with advanced comfort and technology features as well as reliable performances, only one can be truly right for you. Find out which you’ll have the luxury of taking home with our 2020 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX comparison from the automotive experts at First Acura. 

2020 Acura MDX Standard


2020 Lexus RX 350


Starting MSRP

90.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

56.3 cubic feet

Safety Technology

Lexus Safety System +
20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg**

Fuel Economy

20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg
3.5L V6 engine

Standard Engine

3.5L V6 engine
9-speed automatic transmission


8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Base Trim Sticker Price

When it comes to pricing, whether you’re expecting to opt for the Acura MDX or the Lexus RX you can expect to pay around the same for each. While the Acura MDX does have a slightly higher starting price over the RX, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth with a stronger package of performance, safety, and interior features. Check out the starting base prices for both models below:

  • 2020 MDX Standard Package Starting Price: $44,500 MSRP*
  • 2020 RX 350 Starting Price: $44,150 MSRP

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Fuel Economy and Performance

If you compare the MDX vs. RX in terms of EPA estimated fuel economy, you’ll see that these two luxury SUVs not only share the same ratings but also a similar engine configuration. Where these two models differ though is transmission power as you can rely on a more dependable 9-speed automatic transmission behind the wheel of the FWD MDX option, while the RX 350 only comes with an 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission. Those who choose the MDX will also have the option of upgrading to Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive.

2020 Acura MDX FWD Standard Package

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating**

2020 Lexus RX 350

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
  • 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Standard Features and Cabin Space

As you step inside these two luxury 3-row SUVs, you’ll find some similar interior features such as leather upholstery, Adaptive Cruise Control, satellite radio, and of course, ample seating for up to seven passengers. Although, if you take home the MDX you can take advantage of extra storage as it has a 90.9 cubic feet cargo capacity, while you may have to make several trips as the RX 350 only offers 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space. You’ll also discover standard MDX features not found in the Lexus RX such as:

  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic tilt away steering column
  • Power moonroof
  • 2nd-row 60/40 split-folding bench seat

Test Drive the Acura MDX and More at First Acura

After comparing the 2020 MDX vs. RX 350 are you ready to make your way over to First Acura and experience the power and luxury of an Acura SUV? We’ve got a great selection of new and pre-owned Acura MDX for sale to meet your driving needs and help you stay within your budget. A member of our finance team can also help you apply for financing, value your trade, and much more. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Cranston and Attleboro!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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