2021 Acura RDX vs Lexus RX 350 Comparison

2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350



$45,070 with FWD**
22 city/28 highway***

EPA-estimated MPG

20 city/27 highway
272-hp**** 2.0L VTEC TURBO

Standard Engine

295-hp naturally-aspirated Six-Cylinder
5 passengers

Standard Passenger Capacity

5 passengers
Yes, Acura SH-AWD®

AWD Available?


Apple CarPlay ® and Android Auto™ integration available?


Considering the 2021 Lexus RX 350? If you haven’t already thought about the 2021 Acura RDX, we’re about to let you in on everything that makes this Acura luxury SUV a fantastic alternative to the Lexus RX. From a lower starting MSRP to more-efficient performance with similar standard seating capacity and even similar standard and available technologies, the Acura RDX has a whole lot to offer, even when comparing the 2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Acura RDX head-to-head. Contact us at Fisher Acura to learn more!

2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Acura RDX: Base Price

While you may not be on an especially strict budget when looking for the perfect luxury SUV that ticks the right boxes, it’s always a good idea to save money and shop smart. When you choose the new Acura RDX over the Lexus RX, you’re sure to save a bundle. That’s because a base Acura RDX costs roughly $7,000 less than a base Lexus RX 350:

  • 2021 Acura RDX Base MSRP*: $38,200
  • 2021 Lexus RX 350 Base MSRP**: $45,070

2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Acura RDX: Power & Efficiency

Though the Lexus RX is certainly equipped with a potent standard engine, you have to weigh how much you value power vs. power and efficiency when comparing the Lexus RX 350 and Acura RDX. If you value power, plain and simple, the Lexus RX offers 295 hp to the Acura RDX and its standard 272 hp. But if you want a more balanced blend of power and efficiency, choose the Acura RDX:

  • 2021 Acura RDX Horsepower: 272 hp
  • 2021 Lexus RX 350 Horsepower: 295 hp
  • 2021 Acura RDX EPA-estimated MPG: 22 city/28 highway***
  • 2021 Lexus RX 350 EPA-estimated MPG: 20 city/27 highway

2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Acura RDX: Interior Features

There’s no doubt about it: the Lexus RX 350 and Acura RDX are both luxury SUVs, through and through, with some of the following available features common in a variety of trims and packages for both:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated seats
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Premium audio
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration

Still, despite many luxuries you’ll find in both models, only the Acura RDX offers niceties like your choice of Brushed Aluminum or Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood trim, full-grain Milano leather, and even other more practical additions like Acura SH-AWD®.

Find or Accessorize Your 2021 Acura RDX Today!

Ready to find the right new 2021 Acura RDX for you at Fisher Acura? We’ve got the perfect new or pre-owned Acura for you in-stock today! We can even help you accessorize your RDX to make it more unique to you! If you’re ready to step up to a new Acura luxury SUV today, get in touch with us now or browse our inventory and visit us for a test-drive. While you’re here, be sure to read about how the Acura RDX has been named one of the best vehicles for snow driving.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

***Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

****RDX HORSEPOWER @ 6500 rpm SAE net

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