Compare 2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Lexus RX 350

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Lexus RX 350
2021 Acura RDX 2021 Lexus RX 350
  280 lb-ft 268 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) *
  22/28 20/27
  Standard Available on other styles
Heated Seats
  Standard Optional
Infotainment Display
  10.2-in. 8.0-in.

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Lexus RX 350

Serving Ridgeland, MS

For Jackson-area SUV shoppers who hold high standards for their next vehicle’s abilities and features, it is easy to focus on premium vehicles like the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 Lexus RX 350. While these are both elite crossover models, the base MSRP for the Acura RDX is substantially more affordable. This critical difference is only one of several vital factors you need to learn about before finalizing your purchase plans.


Under the 2021 Acura RDX hood, you will discover a 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine that generates 272 horsepower. This power is combined with features like Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, a 10-speed transmission, paddle shifters, and torque vectoring. While the more expensive RX 350 has a V6 engine that registers with slightly more horsepower, it has a larger turning circle and less torque output than the RDX.


Across the exterior, the 2021 Acura RDX combines its distinctive elegance with encompassing athleticism. Powerful swells accomplish this over the front wheels, a tapered roof, and twisting side accent lines. The 2021 Lexus RX 350, on the other hand, has a slightly taller and less aerodynamic look through the profile. However, the RDX has more cargo and passenger space. The exterior of the Lexus RX 350 also has a molded lower-front fascia, a stretched rear, and less defined side accents.


As you continue getting to know the 2021 Acura RDX and the Lexus RX 350, you will notice that many of the features that are standard in the RDX are only available as optional equipment in the RX 350 or are not available at all. These include a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats with 12-way powered adjustments, a 10.2-inch display screen with a touch controller pad, and a few others.

At Acura of Jackson, our valued customers always receive our full attention throughout their model research and purchase experience. To get more familiar with the RDX through a road test, contact our Jackson sales department’s Acura.

* 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 only) and other factors.