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2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Acura MDX

If you want to find your ideal luxury SUV in Santa Fe a look at our comparison of the Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX. Compare prices, performance, interior space, and more to help narrow down your choice, then contact your local authorized Lexus retailer to schedule a test drive!

2020 Lexus RX 350


2020 Acura MDX
$44,150 MSRP

Starting Price

$44,400 MSRP
5, 6, and 7 passenger options

Seating Capacity

7 passengers
56.3 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

43.4 cubic feet
295 hp 3.5L V6

Base Engine

290 hp 3.5L V6
20/27 city/hwy mpg

Fuel Economy

20/27 city/hwy mpg
44.1 inches

Front Legroom

41.4 inches

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350: Overview

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 starts at $44,150 MSRP and offers six trim levels, including three trims with hybrid powertrains. The base engine includes the following specs:

  • 295 hp 3.5L V6 engine, front-wheel drive, 20/27 city/highway mpg

The 2020 Acura MDX has a starting price of $44,400 MSRP, with five trim levels and two hybrid trims. The base engine offers slightly less horsepower, but the same fuel economy rating.

  • 290 hp 3.5L V6 engine, front-wheel drive, 20/27 city/highway mpg

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350: Interior Space

The Lexus RX 350 interior has five seats standard, but you can upgrade to add two third-row seats, and even switch out the three-seat second row for two captain’s chairs. You’ll enjoy plenty of space for both cargo and passengers on Belen roads, and enjoy the following dimensions with the standard five-passenger setup.

  • Front / rear legroom — 44.1 inches / 38.0 inches
  • Front / rear headroom — 39.4 inches / 39.1 inches
  • Cargo space (rear seats up / down) — 18.4 cubic feet / 56.3 cubic feet

The Acura MDX has a seven-passenger seating capacity, but you won’t have as much cargo volume or front row space with this configuration..

  • Front / rear legroom — 41.4 inches / 38.5 inches
  • Front / rear headroom — 38.1 inches / 38.3 inches
  • Cargo space (rear seats up / down) — 15.8 cubic feet / 43.4 cubic feet

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350: Safety

Both luxury SUVs have earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety), and both also offer the following safety features for more confidence on Belen roads:

  • Adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, traction control, forward collision warning, and available park assist.

However, if you choose the 2020 Lexus RX 350, you can enjoy the following standard safety and driver assistance features that aren’t standard on the Acura MDX:

  • In-vehicle assistance service, LED brake lights, fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, available blind-spot monitoring system, driver and passenger knee protection airbags

Find Your Luxury SUV in Albuquerque

When you are ready to take home a Lexus RX 350 for sale in Albuquerque, browse our inventory at Lexus of Albuquerque near Los Lunas. If you want to know more about taking care of a new RX 350, explore the RX 350 maintenance schedule today–or check out our RX 350L inventory for a standard seven-passenger option!

*2019 models pictured.

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