Compare 2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 Lexus RX

2017 Acura MDX
2017 Lexus RX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 27 $41,352 $44,050
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,143 $54,500
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,016 $56,500
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,484 $48,460
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,357 $50,460
MDX SH-AWD 18 26 $43,226 $46,050
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $54,422 $58,000
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $48,763 $51,960
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,016 $56,500
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $54,890 $58,500
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,357 $50,460
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,231 $52,460
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $41,718 $44,620
RX RX 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $47,235 $50,520
RX RX 350 F Sport FWD 20 27 $45,926 $49,120
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $40,409 $43,220
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $49,853 $53,035
RX RX 450h F Sport AWD 31 28 $53,105 $56,495

Pricing

Invoice Price

$41,352
$41,718

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$44,050
$44,620

Monthly Payment Estimate

$734 / month
$744 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.5
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation. As a style-conscious statement of indulgence, the Lexus RX shines like never before. Its looks are polarizing and it's not all that fun to drive even in F Sport form, but the RX continues to excel in many ways.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

57.8 56.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

132.7 121.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.1 57.8

Third Leg Room (in)

28.1 -

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)

41.4 44.1

Third Head Room (in)

35.6 -

Front Hip Room (in)

57.5 56.6

Third Shoulder Room (in)

54.7 -

Second Leg Room (in)

38.5 38

Front Head Room (in)

38.1 39.4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.3 64

Wheelbase (in)

111 109.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.8 74.6

Track Width, Front (in)

66.3 64.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.6 -

Length, Overall (in)

196.2 192.5

Height, Overall (in)

67.4 67.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

90.9 56.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

14.9 18.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

43.4 18.4

Brakes

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 12.9

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)

4001 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)

130 -

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 0.81

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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.83 4.01

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 3.03

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 0.67

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.38 1.46

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.81 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 5.25

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura MDX Lexus RX

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

8.0 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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