Compare 2019 Acura MDX vs 2019 Lexus RX

2019 Acura MDX
2019 Lexus RX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 20 27 $41,586 $44,300
MDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $52,595 $56,050
MDX FWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $54,469 $58,050
MDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 27 $46,271 $49,300
MDX FWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 20 27 $48,144 $51,300
MDX SH-AWD 19 26 $43,460 $46,300
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $55,874 $59,550
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $49,550 $52,800
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $54,469 $58,050
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $56,342 $60,050
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 26 $48,144 $51,300
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 19 25 $51,424 $54,800
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $50,018 $53,300
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $42,279 $45,220
RX RX 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $47,583 $50,870
RX RX 350 F SPORT FWD 20 28 $46,274 $49,470
RX RX 350 FWD 20 28 $40,970 $43,820
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $50,822 $54,435
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $49,513 $53,035
RX RX 350L Premium AWD 18 25 $46,206 $49,420
RX RX 350L Premium FWD 19 26 $44,897 $48,020
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $43,470 $46,245
RX RX 450h F SPORT AWD 31 28 $48,535 $51,605
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $51,535 $54,905
RX RX 450hL Premium AWD 29 28 $47,911 $50,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,586
$42,279
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,300
$45,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$738 / month
$754 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs. The 2019 Lexus RX remains the luxury crossover SUV sales standard for its design, comfort, and features.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 18.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 56.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 18.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4032 4387
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
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 3.33
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
7.8 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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