2019 Acura RDX FWD Standard vs 2019 Lexus NX 300 FWD


March 1st, 2019 by


2019 Acura RDX Standard

Drivers don’t spend too long comparing Acura RDX vs Lexus NX. From powertrain engineering to standard comfort and convenience, the Lexus never feels like it’s even in the same league as the Acura.

Read on to compare:

  • Power and Performance
  • Cargo and Passenger Space
  • Standard Features

Power and Performance

Acura is always pushing powertrain engineering forward, and you only need to compare Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX to see the fruits of their labor. Just check out how engines and transmissions match up:

  • Engine: The Acura RDX uses a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder for up to 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus four-cylinder makes just 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: The Acura RDX uses a state of the art 10-speed automatic transmission that leaves the Lexus NX’s six-speed automatic transmission feeling woefully outdated.

Cargo and Passenger Space

Acura RDX FWD Standard 2019 Lexus NX 300 FWD
58.9 Cubic Feet Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row      54.6 Cubic Feet
29.5 Cubic Feet Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row      17.7 Cubic Feet
39.6 Inches Front Headroom      38.2 Inches
38.4 Inches Rear Headroom      38.1 Inches
38.4 Inches Rear Legroom      36.1 Inches

As noted by Edmunds.com: “From a generous cargo area to flexible interior storage solutions, the RDX makes having a lot of stuff easier than it should be.” Generously roomy for cargo and passengers alike, the Acura RDX leaves the Lexus NX feeling cramped and uncomfortable even during short trips around Chicago.

Standard Features

2019 Acura RDX interior featuresThe Acura RDX FWD Standard comes at an MSRP of $38,395*, a shade less than the 2019 Lexus NX 300 FWD MSRP of $39,130. However, you’ll still find superior standard features in the Acura, including:

  • Power Moonroof
  • Power Liftgate
  • Front Memory Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Auto Dimming Interior Mirror

The Lexus NX Never Comes Close to Matching the Acura RDX

Lauded by the annual Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards, the Acura RDX unites legendary Acura reliability with available precision AWD to utterly dominate rivals like the Lexus NX. To find out more or explore the latest special offers, simply visit your local Chicagoland Acura dealer.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.