If you are planning to purchase a new compact luxury crossover SUV, you must have surely considered opting for the Lexus RX SUV. If you are looking for more information about this exciting SUV, here is a comparison article between the 2022 RX and the Acura RDX by our team at Lexus of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, to give you a better idea of the 2022 RX’s advantages over its counterparts.
The 2022 Lexus is available in both gasoline-powered and hybrid variants. The gasoline-powered RX SUV is available in three configurations – RX350, RX350L, and RX350 F Sport. Lexus also offers hybrid variants for the RX SUV which includes – RX450h, RX450hL, RX450h F Luxury, RX450hL Luxury, and RX405h F Sport. On the other hand, the RDX is available in five configurations – Base, Technology, A-Spec, Advance, and PMC (Performance Manufacturing Center) Edition. The Lexus RX has the exception of being one of the few vehicles in its segment to offer a hybrid powertrain. This gives a massive push for the RX SUV compared to the RDX.
2022 Lexus RX350
2022 Acura RDX
||Turbocharged 2.0-liter Inline-four Cylinder
|295 hp / 268 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||272 hp / 280 ft-lbs.
|Eight-inch Touchscreen Display
||10.2-inch Touchscreen Display
|Synthetic Leather Upholstery
||Synthetic Leather Upholstery
When you look at both the vehicles’ base engines, it is clear that the Lexus RX offers far more power than the RDX. Not to forget, the Lexus offers an additional hybrid powertrain that offers better fuel economy. Hence, the Lexus RX makes a lot more sense than the RDX when you think about an SUV that gives you the flexibility to choose between different options.
The RX SUV offers an amazing interior experience, and this can be attributed to the high-quality materials and attention to detail given to each and every component that comes together to form the RX’s cabin. Another amazing option that Lexus offers is a longer wheelbase version of the RX which extends the seating capacity to seven occupants. Both the SUVs come with synthetic leather upholstery on the base trim while the higher trims come with genuine leather-upholstered seats and heated & ventilated front seats, to name some of them. However, the RX clearly makes the cut when it comes to premium and plush interior experience.
When it comes to technology, the RDX has a bigger infotainment screen compared to the RX. But just so you know, Lexus offers an optional 12.3-inch touchscreen display which certainly improves the user experience. Most of the infotainment features are similar in both vehicles. One additional feature that Lexus offers is an optional tri-zone automatic climate control system that is not available on the RDX