2021 Lexus RX 350 vs Acura RDX


If you've been in the market for a luxury SUV that can help you get around Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland, TX, you've probably come across the 2021 Lexus RX 350 and Acura RDX. Both vehicles offer stellar on-road performances and luxurious amenities. But do you know which is your perfect match?

Our team at Cavender Lexus of Lubbock has pitted these two SUVs against each other in this Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura RDX comparison. Below, we will discuss their performance, safety, and interior qualities. Continue reading on to find out the winner.


2021 Lexus RX 350 vs Acura RDX Performance

If you spend a lot of time driving to work or heading to your next weekend getaway, you probably want an SUV with a superstar engine under the hood. Fortunately, both the 2021 Lexus RX 350 and Acura RDX offer impressive engines:

  • Lexus RX 350: 3.5L V6 Engine-295 horsepower.
  • Acura RDX: 2.0L Turbo Engine-272 horsepower.

Although their power outputs are relatively close, you can experience a smoother acceleration in the Lexus thanks to its many horses. Regardless of this, both vehicles offer standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive-both drivetrains can make on-road and gravel-road-riding exciting.

However, if you want to leave the gas station in your rearview mirror, you may find the Lexus RX 350's 19.2-gallon fuel tank more desirable compared to the Acura RDX's 17.1-gallon fuel tank capacity. The Lexus also offers a standard Drive Mode Select system that helps you tackle any road condition and many miles ahead.


2021 Lexus RX 350 vs Acura RDX Safety

Standard safety and security shouldn't be a luxury; both the Lexus RX 350 and Acura RDX follow this principle to a tee. Equipped on all trim levels, these SUVs offer impressive and intuitive safety suites that can make every drive safer. They both include the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Intelligent High Beams

Looking for even more safety features? The Lexus tacks on a few additional security systems:

  • Road Sign Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

The Acura RDX offers a similar Blind Spot Information System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor; however, they do not come standard on all trim levels as they do on the Lexus.


2021 Lexus RX 350 vs Acura RDX Technology

As highly capable SUVs, it's no surprise that the Lexus RX 350 and Acura RDX both offer spacious, comfortable, and accommodating cabins. In fact, you even have access to these same audio and technology features in either option:

  • 9-Speaker Audio Systems
  • Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™

The abovementioned integration systems can allow many people to connect with the Lexus or the Acura. However, more people have connectivity options in the Lexus thanks to its six standard USB ports. These ports can be used to sync your phone with the SUV or charge it on the go.

The Acura RDX offers fewer USB ports in its cabin. Going without as many as the Lexus can make charging up your phone more difficult, especially if more than one person needs access to some charging power.


2021 Lexus RX 350 vs Acura RDX: Which SUV Is Your Perfect Match?

Both SUVs are stellar options for your next drive around Lubbock, Amarillo, and Midland, Texas. However, our team believes the Lexus RX 350's impeccable power, extra safety features, and accommodating connectivity feature make it your best option for any of your next travels.

Do you agree? Then, stop by Cavender Lexus of Lubbock for a test drive


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