Compare 2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 Lexus RX

2018 Acura MDX
2018 Lexus RX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 27 $41,492 $44,200
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $51,283 $54,650
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $53,157 $56,650
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $45,615 $48,600
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 27 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD 18 26 $43,366 $46,200
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $54,562 $58,150
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $48,894 $52,100
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $53,157 $56,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $55,031 $58,650
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 18 26 $47,489 $50,600
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 18 26 $49,362 $52,600
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $41,953 $44,870
RX RX 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $47,255 $50,520
RX RX 350 F Sport FWD 20 27 $45,946 $49,120
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $40,644 $43,470
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $50,496 $54,085
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $49,187 $52,685
RX RX 350L Premium AWD 18 25 $45,880 $49,070
RX RX 350L Premium FWD 19 26 $44,571 $47,670
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $43,142 $45,895
RX RX 450h F Sport AWD 31 28 $48,207 $51,255
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $51,204 $54,555
RX RX 450hL Premium AWD 29 28 $47,581 $50,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,492
$41,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,200
$44,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$737 / month
$748 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura MDX should be atop many lists for luxury buyers looking for spacious family crossovers. Others may do bits and pieces better, but the MDX offers a complete—and well-considered package. The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 64
Wheelbase (in)
111 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.7 74.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 18.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 18.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 56.3
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 45.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 4387
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.5 L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.03
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.67
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Lexus RX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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