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Black 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX

Tan 2019 Lexus RX 350

2020 Lexus RX*

2020 Acura MDX Standard


2020 Lexus RX 350

Starting MSRP*

9-speed automatic transmission


8-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission
90.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Capacity

56.3 cubic feet
3.5L V6 engine

Standard Engine

3.5L V6 engine
20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg***

Fuel Economy

20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg

Safety Technology

Lexus Safety System +

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Lexus RX

Both the Acura MDX and Lexus RX offer Mesquite drivers plenty of options. Soon, you will know which one will suit you best. For you to make the right decision, you need to know which SUV is deserving of your driveway. Let’s take a look and compare the MDX to the RX for further consideration.

2020 MDX vs. Lexus RX: Performance Specs

The performance for both the MDX and RX are nearly identical. They both have 3.5L V6 engines and produce 290 horsepower. However, the Acura MDX takes charge with its transmission:

  • The 2020 Acura MDX features a nine-speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, a performance that creates 267 lb-ft of torque.
  • The RX offers less, with an eight-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT), delivering 263 lb-ft of torque.

2020 MDX vs. Lexus RX: Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity

The last thing you want to worry about when driving your new vehicle is the gas mileage. You should drive the roads of North Las Vegas care-free when towing and enjoy the ride. When comparing the 2020 Acura MDX and Lexus RX, there is a difference in efficiency and towing capacity:

Fuel Economy:

  • 2020 Acura MDX FWD Standard Package: 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating**
  • 2020 Lexus RX 350: 20 city mpg/27 hwy mpg rating

Towing Capacity:

  • 2020 Acura MDX FWD Standard Package: 5,000-lbs
  • 2020 Lexus RX 350: 3,500-lbs

There is nearly a 2,000lbs difference between the MDX and RX. Don’t leave your camping trailer at home; choose the vehicle that can handle your needs. If you are not big on the towing feature, the RX could be the right fit for you. Either way, there is a massive towing capacity difference between these two SUVs.

Test Drive the 2020 Acura MDX at Findlay Acura

Whether it is performance, efficiency, or strength you want in an SUV, the 2020 Acura MDX covers all three. You can even see how the MDX compares to other models like the Lexus GX or take a closer look at the Acura MDX towing capacity. If you are in the market for a vehicle, visit Findlay Acura today, or call us if you have questions. Do you want to learn more about our financial services? Our finance team is ready to explore your available options. Schedule an appointment when near Las Vegas, and take the 2020 Acura MDX for a test drive!


*Model shown is a 2019 Lexus RX 350

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

***Based on 2020 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.

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