2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Acura MDX

2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Acura MDX
2021 Lexus RX 350


2020 Acura MDX
3.5L V6

Base Engine

3.5L V6
295 hp


290 hp

USB Ports

16.0 cubic feet

Base Cargo Volume

15.8 cubic feet

There are many factors you need to consider before choosing between the 2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX for your next Town 'N' Country ride. While the 2021 Lexus RX 350 has a slightly higher price next to the 2020 Acura MDX, the RX 350 delivers a more robust luxury offering in performance, safety, available configurations, and more. Determine which SUV is right for you when you compare the performance and features of the 2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX, and then shop for your next luxury ride at Lexus of Tampa Bay!

Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX: Performance and Trim Packages

The performance of these two SUVs on Town 'N' Country roads is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine and front-wheel-drive system. While these two models share the same engine, you’ll notice some performance differences between the two. Let’s take a closer look at the specs, as well as available models:

2021 Lexus RX 350

  • Base Horsepower: 295 hp
  • Torque: 268 lb-ft
  • Configurations: 8
  • Hybrid Models: 4

2020 Acura MDX

  • Base Horsepower: 290 hp
  • Torque: 267 lb-ft
  • Configurations: 5
  • Hybrid Models: 2

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350: Interior Space

Versatility is key in your next luxury SUV. The Lexus RX 350 interior features comfortable five-passenger seating, along with plenty of options to make it all your own. Choose from available third-row seats in some RX configurations, or swap a three-seat second row for two captain’s chairs. See the interior dimensions for the Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX below:

Lexus RX 350

  • Front / rear legroom — 44.1 inches / 38.0 inches
  • Front / rear headroom — 39.4 inches / 39.1 inches
  • Cargo space (rear seats up / down) — 16 cubic feet / 32.7 cubic feet

Acura MDX

  • Front / rear legroom — 41.4 inches / 38.5 inches
  • Front / rear headroom — 38.1 inches / 38.3 inches
  • Cargo space (rear seats up / down) — 15.8 cubic feet / 43.4 cubic feet

2021 Lexus RX 350
2021 Lexus RX Cross Section

Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

In terms of safety capabilities, both the Acura MDX and Lexus RX come with adaptive cruise control, traction control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and an available park assist. These features enabled both models to earn high marks from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety), however, the Lexus RX manages to top the MDX and deliver even more safety and protection for your passengers. Some additional safety features of the RX 350 include:

  • In-vehicle assistance service
  • LED brake lights
  • Fog lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Available blind-spot monitoring system
  • Driver and passenger knee protection airbags

Bring Home a New Lexus RX 350 for Sale from Lexus of Tampa Bay

Now that you’ve had the chance to compare the new 2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX, experience the difference for yourself with a Lexus SUV or crossover of your own on Brandon roads. Bring home a new Lexus RX for sale from Lexus of Tampa Bay, and speak with a member of our sales team who can break down your leasing and financing options. Save on your next purchase with our stunning new vehicle specials and regional offers. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 RX 350, or visit our dealership right here in Tampa.

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