Compare 2016 Acura MDX vs 2016 Lexus RX

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Lexus RX
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 19 27 $40,021 $43,015
MDX FWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $41,414 $44,515
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance 20 27 $49,506 $53,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 20 27 $51,363 $55,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech 19 27 $44,130 $47,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $45,244 $48,640
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 19 27 $45,987 $49,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 26 $41,878 $45,015
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $43,271 $46,515
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance 19 26 $51,363 $55,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 19 26 $53,220 $57,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech 18 26 $45,987 $49,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 18 26 $47,844 $51,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $48,958 $52,640
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX 350 AWD 4-Door 19 26 $40,486 $43,300
RX 350 FWD 4-Door 20 27 $39,177 $41,900
RX 450h AWD 4-Door F Sport 30 28 $53,622 $57,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,021
$40,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,015
$43,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$722 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear. The new 2016 Lexus RX is edgier and more focused than before—more of a style-conscious statement of indulgence—when your luxury car also has to be a very practical everyday driver.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 121.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 44.1
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59 56.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 38
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
111 109.8
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 18.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 56.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15 18.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 45.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3960 4387
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 295 @ 6300
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 2.28
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.95
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Lexus RX 350
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.0
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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