2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350

Luxury SUVs like Acura and Lexus not only offer a comfortable ride and lots of storage space, but they also come equipped with the latest technology. Both are a great option for families in Westchase, Pebble Creek, and Tampa, FL, but how do you decide which SUV is the best option for your family?


The team at Maus Acura of North Tampa put together an in-depth comparison of the 2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350. Check it out and let us know when you're ready for a test drive!



Both the Acura RDX and Lexus RX 350 provide one of the biggest advantages to driving a luxury SUV…a smooth, yet powerful ride! The RDX comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0L V4 engine with available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ and 272 HP.  


The Lexus RX 350 is a fierce competitor offering a standard 3.5L V6 engine with an impressive 295 HP. If pure power is your thing, then you may opt for the Lexus RX 350. However, if you want a more balanced blend of power and efficiency, the Acura RDX is the way to go.


In terms of EPA-estimated miles per gallon, the Acura RDX has a slight edge with 22 city/28 highway and over the Lexus RX 350 with 20 city/ 27 highway.


Interior Design & Dimensions

Driving an Acura RDX and Lexus RX 350 is nothing short of a first-class experience! Between the available trims and packages, both SUVs offer many convenient and luxurious features including:

  • Leatherette or leather seats and steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power-adjustable seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Premium audio
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

As you can see, both luxury SUVs offer a variety of impressive features, however, only the Acura RDX lets you choose between Brushed Aluminum or Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood trim and full-grain Milano leather.


Interior Dimensions

When it comes to driver and passenger space, you'll find plenty of room in both the Acura RDX and Lexus RX 350. Both SUVs comfortably seat five passengers in two rows and have plenty of room to haul groceries, golf clubs, or luggage. Need more cargo space? No problem! You can just fold down the second-row seats to nearly double your cargo room.


Acura RDX

Lexus RX 350

Cargo Volume Behind

First Row

58.9 Cubic Feet

16.0 Cubic Feet

Cargo Volume Behind

Second Row

29.5 Cubic Feet

32.7 Cubic Feet


Base Price

Budget is always a factor when it comes to purchasing or leasing a new SUV, and by going with an Acura RDX over a Lexus RX 350, you'll save big time! Go ahead and put that extra money towards an extravagant road trip instead.


2021 Acura RDX Base MSRP - $38,200

2021 Lexus RX 350 Base Price MSRP - $45,070


Test Drive an Acura RDX today at Maus Acura!

Ready to take the Acura RDX for a spin? At Maus Acura of North Tampa, we have the perfect Acura for you and your family in stock! Give us a call at 813-669-4684 to learn more about our fleet of Acura sedans and SUVs or to schedule an appointment for a test drive.

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