Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2013 Lexus RX 350

2014 Acura RDX
2013 Lexus RX 350
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $37,083 $39,660
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $38,392 $41,060
AWD 4-Door F Sport 18 26 $44,274 $47,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,430
$37,083
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,520
$39,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout. The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.500
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 43.100
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.500
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.800
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.000
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 99.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.900
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.300
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 187.800
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.700
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.800
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 107.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.200
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 64.200
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 40.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 80.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.200 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.900 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.200
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.800
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 40.000
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.800
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.790
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5L/211
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.900
Trans Order Code
NA N/A
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.300
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 4.398
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.420
Trans Type
6 6
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Lexus RX 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4 (2012)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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