You want luxury—and, more importantly, you deserve luxury. So, when you start looking for a new compact SUV, two names come to mind: Lexus and Acura. The Lexus RX and the Acura RDX are two strong competitors in the luxury market, and we’re here to help you decide between the two.
If you’re in the Larchmont, New Rochelle, or Yonkers, NY, area, visit us at Lexus of Larchmont. We want you to be fully informed when you come in to test drive the 2023 Lexus RX, so read on to see which one comes out on top in this RX vs. RDX bout.
VENTILATED REAR SEATS
Brunch at your favorite café every morning? Why not! Treat yourself to a new book every week? Yes, please. Window shop at your favorite store every weekend? Sounds like a plan. You can do whatever you want because you deserve it. Which SUV has the power you need to do it all?
The first thing your eye goes to when looking into a new car is the amount of power it has to take you where you want to go. The Acura RDX comes in strong with its 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo engine. This powertrain offers 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
However, the Lexus RX comes in stronger with two available engines:
You’ll have the power of choice, more power without an upgrade, and an available hybrid powertrain with the RX! Although the RDX holds its own, the Lexus puts a better foot forward.
Both premium SUVs can help you rev up to speed gracefully. Which one can help you go the distance too? When comparing their base trims, the Lexus and the Acura offer similar fuel economies:
However, the Lexus RX 350h, its hybrid trim, can help you go even farther and leave the pump in the dust! This model achieves an EPA-estimated 37 city/34 highway MPG rating. Without a comparable hybrid trim, the Acura RDX falls behind.
If you’re after a luxury vehicle, you clearly have a high standard of comfort—as you should. Well, you’re in luck. Both the Lexus RX and the Acura RDX have creature comforts galore! Which model better suits your specific needs?
It’s time for a romantic getaway! Let the Lexus and the Acura help set a cozy mood with these standard amenities:
If it’s not just you and your partner on the journey, your back-row passengers can get in on the action with available heated rear seats in either SUV. However, only the Lexus RX offers available ventilated rear seats too!
When it comes to connectivity, both models come standard with Wi-Fi Connect®, allowing you to post pictures of your whereabouts to social media on the way home. Plus, both luxury SUVs come with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, so you can listen to your favorite playlists and podcasts.
Which model will offer the better listening experience? The Acura starts things off strong with its available ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio system with 16 speakers. Impressive, right? Wait until you hear what your music sounds like through the RX’s available Mark Levinson® 21-speaker PurePlay Surround Sound system!
When you’re on the road, safety is the most important thing you need to think about. Lexus and Acura have put this at the forefront of their design process, and each one has a standard comprehensive safety suite.
Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 and AcuraWatch™ come standard on the RX and the RDX. Below is a list of each suite’s standard features.
Lexus Safety System+ 3.0
If you’re a business professional who spends your morning commuting from home to the kids’ school and then on to work, you’re likely driving in morning-rush traffic more than you’d like to be. The Lexus and the Acura use their standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert systems to make changing lanes in morning traffic easier.
Both compact SUVs would be great road companions, but in the battle of the Lexus RX vs. Acura RDX, the Lexus has some distinct advantages. With more standard safety features, more connectivity, and more power under the hood, your choice is clear.
When you’re ready to test drive the 2023 Lexus RX, give us a call at Lexus of Larchmont. We want all our friends in Larchmont, New Rochelle, and Yonkers, NY, to ride in style, so contact us today!
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