Compare the 2015 Lexus RX 350 Price to the Acura RDX

July 13th, 2015 by

2016 RDX
All it takes is one look at the 2015 Lexus RX 350 price to see why so many Chicagoland drivers think that luxury crossovers are overpriced and under-equipped. However, those same drivers will find an apt counterpoint in the 2016 Acura RDX. Not only is the RDX more affordable than the RX 350, it offers superior fuel efficiency and more standard features. You don’t have to take our word for it, however; we have a quick breakdown of key pricing and feature differences between these two crossovers to make your decision easier.

Acura Gives Drivers More

First, the prices:

  • The 2015 Lexus RX 350 price starts at $40,970, and when you equip it comparably to the RDX, it climbs up to $44,795.
  • The 2016 Acura RDX has a price of $35,270 (MSRP).*

It can be tempting to think that if drivers are paying more for the Lexus, they will receive better features or a more fuel-efficient or more powerful engine, but the RX 350 falls short on the features and the engine specs.

Here are just a few amenities you’ll find on every new RDX that are either unavailable or require further upgrades on the Lexus:

  • Power moonroof
  • Paddle shifters
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Heated front seating
  • Driver-side memory settings

And when it comes to the engine, the RDX’s powertrain is simply better. It’s more powerful, it has more torque, and it’s more fuel efficient than the RX 350:

  • The 2016 RDX is rated at 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, with FWD models earning an EPA-estimated 29 highway and 20 city mpg.**
  • The Lexus RX 350’s engine is only good for 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque while also lagging behind on fuel economy at 25 highway and 18 city mpg.

See the RDX Firsthand

It looks like the RDX has clearly set itself ahead of the 2015 Lexus RX 350, price and all, but we want to know what you think. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of this luxurious new crossover and see it in action. Don’t forget, if you need something a bit larger, we have the 2016 Acura MDX in stock as well, which has standard three-row seating.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a $920 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2016 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.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.