Compare the Acura RDX vs Lexus RX in Buffalo, NY

Acura RDX vs. Lexus RXWhich Luxury Crossover SUV is Right For You?

See What Sets the Acura RDX Apart from the Lexus RX

For local Williamsville drivers who are ready to leave behind their tiny sedan or oversized SUV for a model that's just right when accommodating your everyday driving needs, the time is now to officially make the transition into a versatile and efficient compact SUV. The 2018 Acura RDX is the ideal crossover SUV model for commuters from Orchard Park, East Aurora, and throughout the greater Buffalo area for multiple reasons. For drivers in the market for an innovative driving experience with top-notch performance, technology, and the luxury of a smooth and comfortable commute, the 2018 Acura RDX fulfills all the necessary areas of your driving experience.

We have a substantial selection of Acura RDX models here at Ray Laks Acura of Buffalo, and our professional team will gladly provide you with all the essential information on this one-of-a-kind crossover SUV. If you've been browsing similar models in Grand Island, Lewiston, or Amherst trying to decipher between which compact SUV is best for you and your family, here are a few comparisons that reveal why the Acura RDX is the right choice.

2018 Acura RDX
Lexus RX
Acura RDXLexus RX
Starting MSRP*$36,000$43,270
City MPG**2020
Highway MPG**2827
Cargo Space (With 2nd Row)26.1 ft318.4 ft3
Cargo Space (2nd Row Folded Down)61.3 ft356.3 ft3
Third-Row SeatingNoAvailable

Acura RDX vs. Lexus RX Comparison

  • PRICE - Since the Acura RDX resides in a smaller SUV segment, it also carries a lower starting price of $36,000 than the Lexus RX, which starts at $43,270. The RDX comes with one trim level and additional packages, while the numerous additions to the Lexus RX can bring its cost to over $60,000.
  • FUEL ECONOMY - With an EPA-estimated 20 city and 28 highway mpg, the Acura RDX can achieve a superb fuel economy for a model in its class. The RX comes close to matching the RDX, but can only top out at 20 city and 27 highway with front-wheel drive.
  • COMFORT - The two-row interior of the Acura RDX offer plenty of comfort and space for passengers of all sizes, no matter where they sit. While the Lexus RX can seat additional passengers in its third-row, it comes with a sacrifice of space for all passengers.
  • STORAGE - In terms of cargo space, the RDX stands out with 26.1 cubic feet behind the second row and 61.3 cubic feet with the seating folded down. Despite being a larger model, the Lexus RX offers 18.4 and 56.3 cubic feet, respectively. Even the larger RX L can't match the impressive cargo area of the Acura SUV.
  • SAFETY - While both models earned similar scores from the IIHS in terms of safety, the Acura RDX stands out in terms of its crash test ratings from the NHTSA. The RDX and Lexus RX offer similar safety features, but you can expect to achieve complete coverage for less of a cost with the RDX.

* Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $965.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

** Based on current year 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 models only) and other factors.