Can 2016 Lexus GX 460 4WD Standard Features Compare to an Acura?
As a full-size luxury crossover, the 2016 Lexus GX 460 4WD standard features should be state-of-the-art, especially when priced at $50,780. While the GX 460 has an edge over standard SUVs and even some crossovers from BMW and Infiniti, we’ve found it has a tough time keeping up with the 2017 Acura MDX. Not only is the MDX more competitively priced—2017 MDX Base models are priced at $43,950 (MSRP)*—it offers drivers more in the way of features as well.
Acura Features vs. Lexus Features
With a price difference like that between the MDX and the GX 460, drivers might expect more out of the Lexus standard features, but when we put their lists of amenities side by side, we found quite a few amenities on the Acura that weren’t on the 2016 Lexus GX 460 4WD standard features list.
Here are just a few of the features of the MDX that are not found on the Lexus:
- Rear heating and air-conditioning controls
- Voice-activated technology controls
- Power liftgate
- Speed-sensing interval wipers
- Leather-trimmed seating
- Heated front seats
- Exterior perimeter lighting
- Noise and sound cancellation
- Remote tailgate release
Acura also includes paddle shifters as standard for quick and easy changing of gears, giving you the control of a manual transmission with the convenience and fuel economy of an automatic.
If the four-wheel drive of the Lexus is a sticking point for you, the MDX is available with Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) with torque vectoring. This unique AWD system engages automatically when it senses a loss of traction and sends torque to the wheels as needed, for improved control without sacrificing efficiency like an always-on four-wheel drive system.
Test Drive the MDX
We already mentioned that the 2016 Lexus GX 460 4WD standard features have an edge over some luxury competitors, which we know from comparing those same vehicles to the MDX. Now that you’ve seen the advantages the MDX has over the Lexus, use our direct compare tool to see how other luxury crossovers stack up.
Once you’ve seen that the MDX is one of the best options for Chicago drivers, it’s time to make the trip to your Chicagoland Acura Dealer for a test drive. We’ll help you decide which package might make your crossover an even better fit for you and send you on your way with one of the most impressive luxury crossovers on the road: the 2017 Acura MDX.
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.