2020 Lexus RX vs. Its Competition

2020 Lexus RX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Lexus RX squares off against some of the most popular high-end vehicles on the road today.

The Cadillac XT5 and Lincoln Nautilus represent the home team here.

The XT5's subtle style earns it points, but it's dull to drive.

The Nautilus is an update of the Lincoln MKX and it's attractive with a comfortable interior.

The Acura MDX matches the RX's third row and hybrid options, making it a fierce rival.

The calming Volvo XC60 is full of safety and convenience tech and is a must-see for crossover SUV shoppers.

If it's just five you need to seat, the Nissan Murano is a budget-saver with a more upmarket feel than its badge suggests.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd.
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 gets more content and costs more than some rivals.
The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus looks great and offers impressive standard features, but doesn’t quite live up to the luxurious standards of its rivals.
The 2020 Nissan Murano is stylish and sophisticated, but its powertrain and practicality leave something to be desired.
The 2020 Volvo XC60 delivers all the feel and substance of a luxury car, without any ostentatious attitude.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDMidsize Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
RX 350 FWDFWD 7-PassengerFWD 4-Door LuxuryStandard FWDFWD ST5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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