2017 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Lexus NX

2017 Acura RDX

2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX 300h AWD

2017 Lexus NX 300h

While it may seem as if there’s an endless supply of five-passenger family vehicles for shoppers to choose from, when you’re looking for a vehicle that goes above and beyond, only a luxury crossover will do. Ultimately, the 2017 Acura RDX delivers in the areas that matter most to most shoppers, though the 2017 Lexus NX has become an interesting option that has piqued some interest in its own right. While the Lexus crossover is certainly competitive, it simply doesn’t meet the superior standards set by the Acura RDX in a number of key areas. Learn more, and then check out the Acura RDX at Joe Bullard Acura in Mobile, AL.

Performance Specs

From Biloxi to Daphne, crossover shoppers are now looking for more than just compliance behind the wheel. Both the 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Lexus NX come offered with all-wheel drive and a standard six-speed automatic transmission, but Acura’s crossover provides drivers with significantly more power:

  • Acura RDX – The standard engine on the Acura RDX is a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 with a total output of 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque and fuel economy up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway*.

  • Lexus NX – The Lexus NX comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that sadly can only produce 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus NX engine, although weaker, is also able to get up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway.

Standard Features

The new Acura RDX and Lexus NX are both premium luxury crossover SUVs, so it will come as a surprise to few that you’ll find both models stocked with standard features like leatherette upholstery, Bluetooth®, satellite radio, keyless entry, push-button start, and power adjustable front seats. Unlike the Lexus NX, though, the Acura RDX also comes standard with heated front seats, a sunroof, and a power liftgate. These features are only available as pricey upgrades on the Lexus NX. Also, the Acura RDX sits triumphantly atop standard 18-inch wheels, while the Lexus NX only gets standard 17-inch wheels.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Both of these vehicles have comfortable cabins that can seat up to five adult passengers, but the 2017 Acura RDX provides a great deal more room for storage purposes:

  • Acura RDX – Behind the rear seat, the Acura RDX has 26.1 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space. Put down the rear seats, and you’ll find a max cargo volume of 76.9 cubic feet.

  • Lexus NX – This crossover only offers you 17.7 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space, and even with the back seats down, you can’t access more than 54.6 cubic feet.

Choose the 2017 Acura RDX for Your Next Compact Luxury Crossover

The wait to get the kind of crossover SUV you’ve been looking for is finally over. Enjoy luxury, performance, and abundant accommodations with the 2017 Acura RDX from Joe Bullard Acura. Located at 1151 E I-65 Service Rd. S. in Mobile, AL, we gladly serve and welcome drivers all the way from Daphne, AL to Biloxi, MS. You can also obtain easy financing at our dealership; we welcome you to contact us at any time during our regular sales hours, Monday through Saturday, to learn more.

*Based on 2017 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.