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Compare 2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Lexus RX

2020 Acura MDX
2020 Lexus RX
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FWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $52,782 $56,250
MDX FWD 7-Passenger 20 27 $41,774 $44,500
MDX FWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg 20 27 $46,458 $49,500
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger PMC Edition 19 25 $57,935 $61,750
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $56,061 $59,750
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $54,656 $58,250
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $50,206 $53,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger 19 26 $43,647 $46,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $49,737 $53,000
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $56,530 $60,250
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg 19 26 $48,332 $51,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 19 25 $51,611 $55,000
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $42,590 $45,550
RX RX 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $46,144 $49,350
RX RX 350 F SPORT FWD 20 27 $44,835 $47,950
RX RX 350 F SPORT Performance AWD 19 26 $48,388 $51,750
RX RX 350 F SPORT Performance FWD 20 27 $47,079 $50,350
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $41,281 $44,150
RX RX 350L AWD 18 25 $45,535 $48,700
RX RX 350L FWD 19 26 $44,226 $47,300
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $51,145 $54,700
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $49,836 $53,300
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $43,992 $46,800
RX RX 450h F SPORT AWD 31 28 $47,565 $50,600
RX RX 450h F SPORT Performance AWD 31 28 $49,743 $52,920
RX RX 450hL AWD 29 28 $47,479 $50,510
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $53,120 $56,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,782
$42,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,250
$45,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$938 / month
$759 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well. The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd.
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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
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.6
Passenger Capacity
6 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 99.8
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
P265/45HR20 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/45HR20 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 4387
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 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 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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 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 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
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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2020 Acura MDX
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2020 Lexus RX
  • 2020 Lexus RXs available
  • Cashback: $2,500 cash
  • Financing: From 0% APR + $750
  • Leases: From $409 for 36 months
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