Compare 2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lexus NX

2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus NX
2020 Acura RDX 2020 Lexus NX
Horsepower
  272 235
Cargo Space *
  31.14-79.8 cu. ft. 17.7-54.6 cu. ft.
Sunroof
  Standard Available on Other Styles

2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Lexus NX

Serving Ridgeland, MS

The popularity of luxury crossovers is at an all-time high. While the segment gives you several models to choose from, few are as rewarding as the 2020 Acura RDX. You’ll love the RDX’s strong performance and great everyday comfort. Powerful styling further separates the RDX from the competition. Let’s find out how it stacks up against the 2020 Lexus NX.

Performance

The 2020 Acura RDX packs a lot of muscle under the hood. Its 2.0-liter, turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder engine pumps out 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission helps the RDX to get up to speed quickly. While the Lexus NX also comes equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it develops a less impressive 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. When test driving the new RDX, you’ll immediately notice its more responsive nature. Tighter handling gives the new RDX an extra fun factor. Not only does Acura’s available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system enhance grip, but it also improves the RDX’s ability to take corners. The Lexus NX’s conventional AWD system is not designed to aid performance.

Appearance

The 2020 Lexus NX’s edgy exterior design helps it to stand out. However, many drivers will prefer the 2020 Acura RDX’s more refined styling. Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlamps, and a Diamond Pentastar grille help give the RDX sharp appearance. If you desire an especially sporty look, opt for the RDX’s stunning A-Spec package. Its wider performance wheels and exclusive bumpers make a bold statement. Race-inspired exhaust tips give the RDX A-Spec an even more intimidating presence.

Features

You can rank the 2020 Acura RDX among the best values in the segment. Unlike the 2020 Lexus NX, it comes standard with a panoramic sunroof. This premium amenity helps create an exceptionally luxurious atmosphere. Meanwhile, standard 12-way sport seats with heating give the RDX yet another advantage in the comfort department. A more satisfying infotainment system further separates the RDX. It provides standard Android Auto smartphone support, which isn’t even available on the Lexus NX. While both of these SUVs come loaded with valuable safety features, only the RDX provides Road Departure Mitigation.

As you can see, the new 2020 Acura RDX outclasses the 2020 Lexus NX in some key categories. If you would like to experience how the new RDX stacks up to the competition, contact Acura of Jackson to schedule a test drive. Our knowledgeable staff members will be more than happy to answer any questions.

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.