2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350

The luxury crossover market is filled with competition, but the Acura RDX remains a solid choice among competitors. You can use our 2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus RX 350 comparison to help you weigh your options and make the decision for what SUV is right for you. These two SUVs both sport room for up to five passengers while maintaining cargo room in back, but we will look at interior room, efficiency, and a few other metrics to help you make a decision.

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2020 Acura RDX


2020 Lexus RX 350

22-City / 28-Highway*

Standard Efficiency (MPG)

20-City / 27-Highway

10-Speed Automatic

Standard Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

104 Cubic-Feet

Passenger Volume

100 Cubic-Feet


All-Wheel Drive



How does the 2020 Acura RDX compare to the Lexus RX 350?

Efficiency is a growing concern to many car buyers. Luckily, the 2020 Acura RDX has received good marks based on EPA testing.* This means you can typically put a little less money into your tank and keep it in your wallet.

One aspect that helps the Acura RDX achieve its efficiency numbers is its standard 10-speed automatic transmission. Having 10 speeds means that the 2020 Acura RDX can find the optimal gear ratios during acceleration and it also results in a smoother ride.

A luxury crossover needs to provide comfort for all passengers. To that end, the Acura RDX actually supplies more overall room in your passenger compartment. In the front row you have up to 41.6 inches of legroom, and for your rear row passengers you have 38.4 inches of legroom. Even your tall passengers can lounge in comfort in the 2020 Acura RDX.

The 2020 Acura RDX comes standard with front-wheel drive, but for those that need it or want it, all-wheel drive is available across the lineup. All-wheel drive can help with traction especially during inclement weather. Though it is no substitute for attentive driving, it is a desired feature for many drivers.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.