Lexus RX vs. Acura RDX
Lexus RX
Acura RDX
At a Glance: RX vs. RDX
Lexus RX

You want luxury—and, more importantly, you deserve luxury. So, when you start looking for a new compact SUV, two names come to mind: Lexus and Acura. The Lexus RX and the Acura RDX are two strong competitors in the luxury market, and we’re here to help you decide between the two.

If you’re in the Dublin, Hilliard, or Grove City, OH, area, visit us at Germain Lexus of Dublin. We want you to be fully informed when you come in to test drive the Lexus RX, so read on to see which one comes out on top in this RX vs. RDX bout.



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Lexus RX

Brunch at your favorite café every morning? Why not! Treat yourself to a new book every week? Yes, please. Window shop at your favorite store every weekend? Sounds like a plan. You can do whatever you want because you deserve it. Which SUV has the power you need to do it all?

Choose Your Engine

The first thing your eye goes to when looking into a new car is the amount of power it has to take you where you want to go. The Acura RDX comes in strong with its 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo engine. This powertrain offers 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

However, the Lexus RX comes in stronger with two available engines:

  • 2.4L Turbo engine: 275 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.5L Hybrid engine: 246 horsepower and 233 lb-ft of torque.

You’ll have the power of choice, more power without an upgrade, and an available hybrid powertrain with the RX! Although the RDX holds its own, the Lexus puts a better foot forward.

Hybrid Hype

Both premium SUVs can help you rev up to speed gracefully. Which one can help you go the distance too? When comparing their base trims, the Lexus and the Acura offer similar fuel economies:

  • Lexus RX: EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG
  • Acura RDX: EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG

However, the Lexus RX 350h, its hybrid trim, can help you go even farther and leave the pump in the dust! This model achieves an EPA-estimated 37 city/34 highway MPG rating. Without a comparable hybrid trim, the Acura RDX falls behind.

Lexus RX

If you’re after a luxury vehicle, you clearly have a high standard of comfort—as you should. Well, you’re in luck. Both the Lexus RX and the Acura RDX have creature comforts galore! Which model better suits your specific needs?

Sink Into Comfort

It’s time for a romantic getaway! Let the Lexus and the Acura help set a cozy mood with these standard amenities:

  • Multi-zone climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Available ventilated front seats

If it’s not just you and your partner on the journey, your back-row passengers can get in on the action with available heated rear seats in either SUV. However, only the Lexus RX offers available ventilated rear seats too!

Tune Into Your Infotainment

When it comes to connectivity, both models come standard with Wi-Fi Connect®, allowing you to post pictures of your whereabouts to social media on the way home. Plus, both luxury SUVs come with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, so you can listen to your favorite playlists and podcasts.

Which model will offer the better listening experience? The Acura starts things off strong with its available ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio system with 16 speakers. Impressive, right? Wait until you hear what your music sounds like through the RX’s available Mark Levinson® 21-speaker PurePlay Surround Sound system!

Lexus RX

When you’re on the road, safety is the most important thing you need to think about. Lexus and Acura have put this at the forefront of their design process, and each one has a standard comprehensive safety suite.

Which Features Come Standard?

Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 and AcuraWatch™ come standard on the RX and the RDX. Below is a list of each suite’s standard features.

Lexus Safety System+ 3.0
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Intersection Support
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management
  • Intelligent High Beams
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Traffic Sign Recognition


Confidence Behind the Wheel

If you’re a business professional who spends your morning commuting from home to the kids’ school and then on to work, you’re likely driving in morning-rush traffic more than you’d like to be. The Lexus and the Acura use their standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert systems to make changing lanes in morning traffic easier.

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Lexus RX

Both compact SUVs would be great road companions, but in the battle of the Lexus RX vs. Acura RDX, the Lexus has some distinct advantages. With more standard safety features, more connectivity, and more power under the hood, your choice is clear.

When you’re ready to test drive the Lexus RX, give us a call at Germain Lexus of Dublin. We want all our friends in Dublin, Hilliard, and Grove City, OH] to ride in style, so contact us today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new RX for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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