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2020 Acura MDX

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2020 Lexus RX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Lexus RX

2020 Acura MDX FWD


2020 Lexus RX 350
3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds
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

New Haven drivers looking for a new luxury SUV with plenty of interior space and power under the hood have great options to choose from like the 2020 Acura MDX or Lexus RX. The MDX and RX are sure to impress many drivers, but which offers more reliable performance and more cabin space to provide a better luxury SUV experience? Acura of Milford compares the 2020 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX to see which is right for you, then be sure to check out our luxury vehicle inventory in Milford!

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Fuel Economy and Performance

Luxury SUV drivers looking to compare the MDX vs. RX in terms of performance will see the MDX and RX 350 share similar fuel economy ratings, towing power, and engine configurations. Despite these similarities, those who opt for the MDX will have a larger transmission and the ability to upgrade their drivetrain to Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive for even more support on Fairfield roads. Here are the base specs for both models below:

2020 Acura MDX FWD Standard Package

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating*
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

2020 Lexus RX 350

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
  • 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating
  • 3,500-pound towing capacity

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

While both models have three rows to seat seven passengers, the MDX offers more storage room. It comes with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space as opposed to the RX 350, which only offers 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The Acura MDX interior and RX interior both come with amenities like leather upholstery, Adaptive Cruise Control, and satellite radio for a comfortable and connected ride through Bridgeport, but some MDX features not found in the Lexus RX include:

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

Find the Acura MDX and More Luxury SUVs at Acura of Milford

After comparing the 2020 Acura MDX vs. RX 350, you can see the MDX comes out on top, thanks to its competitive starting price, outstanding performance specs, and interior features. Take a look at more Acura comparisons like the Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7 to help with your research. Find a new or pre-owned Acura MDX for sale in our online inventory to see what meets your driving standards and fits your budget. Contact us today for more information on how Acura of Milford can help you find the right luxury SUV for Norwalk roads!

*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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