Acura RDX

2019 Lexus RX white SUV front view

Lexus RX

2020 Acura RDX vs Lexus RX

Acura RDX


Lexus RX
$37,600 MSRP²

Starting Price

$43,570 MSRP

Safety Suite

Available (SH-AWD®)

All-Wheel Drive






Compare the new 2020 Acura RDX vs Lexus RX to find which SUV has the right balance of gas mileage, interior features, and pricing. While both vehicles are well-equipped with state-of-the-art features, only one can earn a place in your garage. So, which SUV is the better buy? Compare the Acura RDX vs. Lexus RX to see how they measure up, then browse our inventory to find an Acura RDX for sale at Acura of Milford.

RDX vs RX: Compare Performance Specs

Depending on your driving preferences, one of these SUVs will be a better fit for your daily commute. The base configuration of the Lexus (Lexus RX 350) offers more horsepower while the starting trim of the Acura RDX offers more torque. If you are planning to upgrade to a higher trim level, the Acura RDX offers better fuel economy figures for its SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive)™ system compared to the AWD system on the Lexus RX.

2020 Acura RDX Performance Specs

  • Base engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Base engine EPA-estimated fuel economy: 22/28 city/highway mpg¹
  • Top engine EPA-estimated fuel economy: 21/27 city/highway mpg¹
  • Available SH-AWD®
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

2019 Lexus RX Performance Specs

  • Base engine: 3.5L V6 engine with 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque
  • Base engine EPA-estimated fuel economy: 20/27 city/highway mpg¹
  • Top engine EPA-estimated fuel economy: 18/25 city/highway mpg¹
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

Standout Interior Features

For a significantly lower base price, the Acura RDX comes with the AcuraWatch™ safety suite as a standard offering. This system allows for better driver awareness and safety on the streets of Fairfield. What can you expect from AcuraWatch™? This suite includes features like Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, and more. Additional features RDX include:

  • Folding second-row seats
  • 31.14 cubic feet of cargo space with seats up
  • Standard sunroof
  • Heated leatherette seats
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration

Starting at a pricier $43,570 MSRP, the RX offers its available Lexus Safety System+, but to get it, you must upgrade to a higher trim level. This system includes similar features like Lane Assistance, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and the Pre-Collision System, but there are some differences when compared to what Acura offers.  What else will you find on the Lexus RX?

  • Folding second-row seats with optional 3rd-row seats
  • Available sunroof
  • Leatherette seats, heating available
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration
  • 18.4 cubic feet of cargo space with seats up

Compare SUVs in Person at Acura of Milford

Now that you’ve compared the Acura RDX vs. Lexus RX, we’re sure that you will want to take the RDX for a test drive around Milford. You can also see how the Acura RDX compares to the Honda CR-V, BMW X3, Lexus NX, or even the Acura MDX. Contact Acura of Milford today to take this vehicle for a spin or if you have any questions. We can’t wait to show you all that the RDX can do.


¹Based 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 models only) and other factors.

²Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

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