2023 Acura MDX vs. 2023 Lexus RX 350

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 Lexus RX
2023 Acura MDX Standard


2023 Lexus RX 350
$49,550 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$48,950 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

A 3-row luxury SUV can make all the difference to your Costa Mesa commute, but you may be deciding between strong options such as the 2023 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350. While both of these crossovers come packed with advanced comfort and technology features as well as reliable performances, only one can be truly right for you. Find out and compare luxury SUVs with our new Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX comparison from the automotive experts at Weir Canyon Acura. 



2023 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350: Base Trim Sticker Price

Regarding pricing, whether you’re expecting to opt for the Acura MDX or the Lexus RX you can expect to pay around the same for each. While the Acura MDX does have a slightly higher starting price over the RX, you’ll be getting your money’s worth with a stronger package of performance, safety, and interior features. Check out the starting base prices for both models below:

  • 2023 MDX Standard Package Starting Price: $49,550 MSRP*
  • 2023 RX 350 Starting Price: $48,950 MSRP

2023 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350: Fuel Economy & Performance

If you compare the difference between the 2023 Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350 in terms of EPA estimated fuel economy, you’ll see that these two luxury SUVs not only share similar ratings but also a similar engine configurations. Where these two models differ, though, is transmission power, as you can rely on a more dependable 10-speed automatic transmission behind the wheel of the FWD MDX option. At the same time, the RX 350 only comes with an 8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission. Those who choose the MDX will also have the option of upgrading to Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive. 

2023 Acura MDX FWD Standard Package

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

2023 Lexus RX 350

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

2023 Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350: Standard Features & Cabin Space

As you step inside these two luxury 3-row SUVs, you’ll find some similar interior features such as leather upholstery, Adaptive Cruise Control, satellite radio, and of course, ample seating for up to seven passengers. Although, if you take home the MDX, you can take advantage of extra storage as it has a 95 cubic feet cargo capacity, while you may have to make several trips as the RX 350 only offers 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space. You’ll also discover standard MDX features not found in the Lexus RX, such as: 

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

Shop for an Acura MDX in Anaheim at Weir Canyon Acura

After comparing the 2023 MDX vs. RX 350, are you ready to make your way over to Weir Canyon Acura and experience the power and luxury of an Acura SUV? We have a great selection of new and pre-owned Acura MDX models for sale to meet your driving needs and help you stay within your budget. A member of our finance team can also help you apply for financing, value your trade, and much more. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Montclair and Riverside!


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*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination, and handling charges. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. The 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.

**Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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