2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX
2022 Acura MDX Standard


2021 Lexus RX 350

Starting MSRP

95 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

56.3 cubic feet

Safety Technology

Lexus Safety System +
19 city mpg/26 hwy mpg**

Fuel Economy

20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg
3.5L V6 engine

Standard Engine

3.5L V6 engine
10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters


8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission

If you’re looking for a top 3-row luxury SUV that can elevate your East Baton Rouge and Ascension commute, then you may have narrowed your search to the 2022 Acura MDX or 2021 Lexus RX. Each delivers their own unique cabin features and performance specs, but only one can be the right option for you and your family. Take a closer look at our breakdown of the 2022 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX, then shop for your next luxury ride among our inventory at Acura of Baton Rouge. 

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Base Trim Sticker Price

Just because you’re shopping for a luxury ride, doesn’t mean you have to break the bank in the process. That’s why when you compare the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX in terms of pricing, you’ll already appreciate the more competitive pricing of the MDX over the base package in the RX lineup. This not only enables you to consider higher trim packages to meet your needs but equips your ride with the right OEM parts and accessories to make your next ride all your own. See starting prices of each model below:

  • 2022 MDX Standard Package Starting Price: $46,900 MSRP*
  • 2021 RX 350 Starting Price: $45,220 MSRP

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Fuel Economy and Performance

You also need plenty of power in your next crossover to keep you moving around Ascension and far from home. Each model comes with similar V6 engine power and nearly identical fuel economy ratings, however, the MDX offers a stronger transmission for more control on Livingston roads. Plus, the MDX enables you to upgrade to the brand’s own celebrated Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system. See the base specs of the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX below:

2022 Acura MDX FWD Standard Package

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission 
  • 19 city mpg/26 hwy mpg rating**

2021 Lexus RX 350

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission 
  • 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX: Standard Features and Cabin Space

When it comes to storage room, the MDX once again takes the lead by offering 95 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space available in the RX. You’ll also notice both of these luxury crossovers come with similar cabin features like leather upholstery, Adaptive Cruise Control, satellite radio, and expanded seven-passenger seating. However, the MDX takes things up a notch by offering the following exclusive features not found on the RX:

  • Heated front seats
  • Automatic tilt-away steering column
  • Power moonroof
  • 2nd-row 60/40 split-folding bench seat

Find a New Acura MDX for Sale at Acura of Baton Rouge

Now that you’ve had the chance to look at the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX, experience the difference yourself with your very own Acura SUV on Livingston roads. Bring home a new Acura MDX for sale from Acura of Baton Rouge and save even more on your next purchase when you take advantage of our new vehicle specials. Take a look at more helpful Acura comparisons or you can apply for financing online right at home to get started. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive at our dealership right here in Baton Rouge!


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*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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