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Compare 2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2020 Acura MDX
2020 Lexus RX 350 2020 Acura MDX
Ground Clearance
  8.2 in. 7.3 in.
  Standard Available on other styles
Front Leg Room
  44.1 in. 41.4 in.

2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2020 Acura MDX

Serving Chicago, IL

For the last two decades, SUV shoppers have carefully compared the Lexus RX to the Acura MDX. These are two popular midsize crossover SUVs that are both produced by reputable automakers, so it may be easy to assume that they are comparable in all essential areas. The 2020 Lexus RX 350 is a fourth-generation vehicle that introduces exciting improvements for drivers and passengers to enjoy. In comparison, the MDX is part of the line’s third generation, and this generation launched in 2014.


As soon as you compare the exterior designs of the 2020 RX 350 and the Acura MDX, you will immediately notice a difference. The RX 350 for 2020 has redesigned front and rear fascia to elevate the style to a new level. Throughout the front, hood, and sides, you will appreciate edgy, defined elements that add urban flair. This includes sharp LED headlights, a cinched grille with a mesh backing, a tailgate spoiler, and dual exhaust tips at the rear. The MDX, on the other hand, has a more traditional look with an inverted pentagon-shaped grille, slight definition along with the hood, and relatively smooth panels across the side doors. The roof is slightly rounded, and the exhaust tips are placed at the far edges of the rear bumper.


The differences between the 2020 Lexus RX 350 and the 2020 Acura MDX continue across the interior. The RX 350 is a 2-row vehicle that comfortably accommodates five passengers without infringing on cargo space in the rear. The roomy interior is decorated with fine leather material and woodgrain accents. Smooth surfaces prevail to create a pleasant ambiance throughout. Its features include a floating touch display screen, a touch control pad, a navigation system, intuitive controls mounted to the steering wheel, a heads-up display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, heated seating with memory, and other items. In the MDX, you will find three rows that span across the cabin. This creates more uncomfortable seating and impacts cargo space. It has two stacked display screens rather than one large screen. These screens are placed in a V-shaped portal that narrows as it approaches the center console. Equipment includes leather seating, a sound system, power seat adjustments, climate control in the front and rear, and other equipment.


Differences continue in the performance that these two SUVs deliver. The 2020 Lexus RX 350 comes with a 3.5-liter, V6 engine, and 8-speed shiftable auto transmission. It produces 295 horsepower, and it also features driving modes, active torque control, active cornering assist, and many other features that combine to impress you as you cruise around town. In the 2020 Acura MDX, you will find a 3.5-liter, V6 engine that offers 290 horsepower. It comes with front-wheel drive, a standard suspension system, anti-lock brakes, and other expected features.

To continue your comparison, make plans to visit McGrath Lexus of Chicago soon. During your visit, we can get you behind the wheel of the RX 350 so that you can appreciate its luxuries and power in person.