2019 RDX vs Lexus RX 350

 2019 Acura RDX vs Lexus RX 350


When consumers look for a luxury SUV, they may think about the 2018 Lexus RX 350. The RX has many features that make it both a convenient and comfortable vehicle. However, Lexus now has some stiff competition, thanks to the Acura RDX. The all-new 2019 Acura RDX has been upgraded and may just change the way people look at Luxury SUVs. The improvements have provided better handling, more power, and an array of premium features that takes luxury SUVs to a whole new level.

Here is a comprehensive comparison of the 2019 Acura RDX and the 2018 Lexus RX 350 to help show consumers exactly how the RDX stacks up against the competition.


On the outside, the two vehicles have very different looks. The 2018  RX 350 has the signature grille that Lexus is known for. Its flat, bulky-looking front does eventually smooth out into sleek curves towards the rear of the vehicle. But, having two conflicting styles on the same vehicle causes it to look slightly awkward from the side view.

The 2019 Acura RDX, however, has a sleek, narrow grille that t=gives the entire vehicle a more sporty and aerodynamic look.

Performance and Handling

The Lexus RX 350 has three different driving modes to help drivers navigate through various types of terrain. It also comes equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 engine that delivers 295 horsepower.

In comparison, the 2019 RDX has a 2.0-litre DOHC VTEC turbocharged engine that delivers 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque which helps provide a quicker acceleration. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The fuel economy of the new RDX is more impressive than its predecessors. It gets an estimated 11.0l/100km in the city and 8.6l/100km on the highway.

This year, in order to help drivers feel safer in during the cold winter months in Canada, Acura has implemented four different driving modes to the 2019 Acura RDX, which include the Comfort mode, Snow mode, Sports mode, and Sport+ mode.

Safety and Technology

Acura has given the 2019 RDX a full upgrade on its safety and tech features. Both vehicles come with front, rear, and side airbags. The RDX, however, has a wider range of safety features such as an Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Multi-View rear camera, and a Forward Collision Warning System.

Price Difference

When it comes to the final cost, Acura proves that luxury doesn't always have to come with a high price tag. On average, the 2018 Lexus RX 350 cost around $60,000 to $70,000.

At West Side Acura, we have the 2019 Acura RX for only around $49,000. With the 2019 RDX, buyers get more features for only a fraction of the cost.

If you are looking for a luxury vehicle at a modest price, come by West Side Acura today and let us show you the wonderful new features that the all-new 2019 Acura RDX has.

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