2018 LEXUS RX 350L VS. 2018 ACURA MDX
The latest Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350L have what it takes to tempt motorists who love luxury. These mid-sized sedans are stylishly sleek and equipped with the latest technology and creature comforts. But which one should you own? Take a closer look at these two 2018 luxury sedans to decide which one best suits you.
There's very little difference in performance between the two luxury sedans. They each have V6 engines as standard that produce similar horsepower and torque. Both cars deliver 290 horsepower, the Acura MDX at 6,200 RPM and the  LEXUS RX 350L  at 6,300 RPM. The Acura has slightly more torque with 267 pound-feet, but the Lexus is no slouch at 263 pound-feet, both at 4,700 RPM.

Fuel Economy

The difference between the MDX's and RX 350L's  FUEL ECONOMY  is also negligible, especially if you mostly drive on city streets. The FWD Acura and the Lexus both get 19 miles per gallon in the city. The margin widens slightly on the open road, though, where the FWD Acura gets 27 mpg and the Lexus 26 mpg. The SH-AWD Acura only gets 18 mpg in the city but is on a par with the Lexus on the open road.


The 2018 Acura MDX is objectively a more spacious vehicle than the RX 350L, with 132.7 cubic feet of overall passenger volume compared to 114.9 cubic feet in the Lexus. However, only the passengers benefit from the extra inches. Both seven-seaters have an identical 41.4 inches of legroom in the front. The Lexus also has some extra height inside, which should please taller drivers and passengers. However, people sitting in the second and third rows enjoy a little more legroom in the MDX. This is probably only a concern for motorists who regularly transport adult passengers. Lexus says its raised third row is meant for children up to junior high age, so it's perfectly serviceable for families with young children and singletons and couples who rarely make use of their rear seats. In fact, with the extra headroom, the Lexus might even have the edge. 
The Acura's width can be a negative for city dwellers. Those extra inches can make parking and maneuvering through traffic challenging.

Initial reports claimed the MDX had greater cargo space than the RX 350L, but those  EARLY SPECIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN REVISED. In fact, the only configuration where the MDX does better is when the third-row seats are folded down. In this configuration, the MDX has 38.4 cubic feet of space, compared to the RX 350L's 33.4. But with 16.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat and 70.7 with the rear two rows collapsed, compared to 15 and 68 cubic feet in the same configurations for the Acura, the Lexus provides all the space you need for road trips and shopping sprees.

While the 2018 Acura MDX and 2018 Lexus RX 350L are both high-quality vehicles, the Lexus has the edge for solo drivers, couples, and families with small children. Visit  HENNESSY LEXUS OF GWINNETT  to book a test drive in this enviable luxury SUV.