2022 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Lexus NX

2022 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Lexus NX

If you are on the search for a luxury crossover you've likely read about the 2022 Acura RDX and the 2022 Lexus NX. With top-quality luxurious interiors and reliability, which vehicle is better?

Don't worry! Our team at Maus Acura North Tampa is here to compare the two and help you decide. (But we know that you'll love the 2022 Acura RDX!)


Quick Facts

       The 2022 Lexus NX is offered with two gas engines and two hybrids.

       The PMC edition of the 2022 RDX is limited to 200 copies.

       Both luxury crossovers come with a 4-year basic warranty and a 6-year powertrain warranty.



The 2022 Acura RDX comes equipped with a 272-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed transmission and can be 2WD or 4WD depending on your preferences. It also offers up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway.

The base trim of the Lexus NX comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and an upgraded 2.4-liter 4-cylinder as well. You can purchase the Lexus NX in AWD and FWD. The base model of the Lexus NX offers 22 mpg in the city, and 28 on the highway as well.



The Acura RDX has a touchpad and a large rotary drive-mode selector front and center and offers ambient lighting, power-adjustable and heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and luxurious interior styling. Nothing inside this vehicle feels cheap and the RDX offers ample cargo space too.

Inside the Lexus NX, standard features include synthetic leather seats, a larger touchscreen, and an optional panoramic moonroof. Its interior is modern and classy and can come with upgraded luxury amenities such as heated rear seats, ambient lighting, and black open-pore wood trim if you prefer.



Every 2022 Acura RDX trim comes with a standard 10.2-inch touchscreen on the dashboard which can also be operated via the touchpad on the center console. It comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The optional Technology package includes a built-in navigation system, rear USB ports, and a 12-speaker ELS Studio audio system.

All 2022 Lexus NX models come with a 9.8-inch touchscreen display, while upgraded trims get a larger 14.0-inch screen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both standard features and will work via wireless connections, and a wireless smartphone charger is optional as well as a head-up display. A 10-speaker audio system comes standard, though a 17-speaker Mark Levinson stereo system is an optional upgrade on Premium or Luxury trims.



The 2022 Acura RDX comes with ample standard driver assistance technologies, as well as other assists are available with the upgraded Technology package. These features include:

       Front and rear parking sensors

       Blind-spot monitoring

       rear -cross-traffic alert


Key standard safety features on the RDX include:

       Forward collision warning with automated emergency braking

       Lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist

       Standard adaptive cruise control


The Lexus NX also comes with a good amount of standard driver assistance features including:

       Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection

       Lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist

       Adaptive cruise control

       Automatic high beams

Bottom Line

While the 2022 Lexus NX is a significant improvement over the last model, it doesn't offer the driving excitement that the Acura RDX offers and lacks standard luxury features such as ambient lighting and luxury upgrades. Plus, the Acura RDX has the Technology and A-Spec packages that offer even more to luxury crossover buyers!

Though the Acura RDX only has one engine, it is a powerful one, and the vehicle offers comfortable seating for passengers with ample legroom, cargo space, and a smooth relaxed ride.

Test Drive a 2022 Acura RDX Today!

Put the 2022 Acura RDX to the test and give it a thorough test drive today! Visit our showroom at Maus Acura North Tampa or call our knowledgeable sales team at 813-535-6287 to learn more about the 2022 Acura RDX!

We know the Acura RDX will be your first choice!