Compare 2022 Acura MDX vs 2021 Lexus RX

2022 Acura MDX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 19 26 $46,792 $48,000
MDX FWD w/Technology Package 19 26 $49,612 $52,700
MDX SH-AWD 19 25 $48,933 $50,200
MDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 19 25 $54,848 $58,400
MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 19 25 $58,048 $61,950
MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 19 25 $51,680 $54,900
MDX Type S SH-AWD 17 21 $62,492 $66,700
MDX Type S SH-AWD w/Advance Package 17 21 $67,498 $72,050
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $43,588 $46,620
RX RX 350 F SPORT Appearance AWD 19 26 $46,844 $50,100
RX RX 350 F SPORT Appearance FWD 20 27 $45,535 $48,700
RX RX 350 F SPORT Handling AWD 19 26 $49,089 $52,500
RX RX 350 F SPORT Handling FWD 20 27 $47,780 $51,100
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $42,279 $45,220
RX RX 350L AWD 18 25 $46,237 $49,450
RX RX 350L FWD 19 26 $44,928 $48,050
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $51,847 $55,450
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $50,538 $54,050
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $44,949 $47,820
RX RX 450h F SPORT Appearance AWD 31 28 $48,222 $51,300
RX RX 450h F SPORT Handling AWD 31 28 $50,402 $53,620
RX RX 450hL AWD 29 28 $48,231 $51,310
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $53,872 $57,310

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX: Compare Crossover SUVs

Japan’s oldest luxury brands serve up big three-row SUVs that bristle with new attitudes and new technology, but one soars higher in handling and appeal.

Which wins us over—the 2022 Acura MDX or the 2021 Lexus RX?

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,792
$43,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,000
$46,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$800 / month
$777 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Acura MDX wears its new flagship mantle with confidence, from its styling to its eager road manners. The 2021 Lexus RX stays strong in an increasingly crowded class with styling that stands out and powertrains that don’t.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 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)
139.1 99.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
29 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 57.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 44.1
Third Head Room (in)
36.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.3 56.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.7 64
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.7 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 64.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.4 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
67.1 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.4 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95 32.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.1 16
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)
13.8 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 45.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR19 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR19 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)
4271 4387
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 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 Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.95
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.25
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Lexus RX
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.1
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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2022 Acura MDX
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  • Lease: From $649/mo.
  • Finance: 3.9% APR
  • Rebate: Up to $1,500 rebate
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2021 Lexus RX
  • 2022 Lexus RX arriving; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $429 for 36 months
  • Rebate: No cash offers
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months

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