2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lexus NX

2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lexus NX

A compact luxury SUV can offer discerning drivers an elegant combination of engaging driving, respectable fuel economy, maneuverable dimensions, and useable interior space. The vehicles in this 2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lexus NX are two models that offer drivers valuable comfort and convenience features and satisfying handling. Both seat five passengers in a luxury interior, but the 2018 Acura RDX offers more cargo space. With the rear seats folded down, this Acura model holds up to 61.3 cubic feet* of cargo, while the 2018 Lexus NX tops out at 54.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

Another difference between these two luxury models is the base engine on each of them. The 2018 Acura RDX comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces a peak power output of 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes will Variable Cylinder Management, which helps increase fuel efficiency. In contrast, the 2018 Lexus NX compact SUV comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated for just 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Acura RDX offers more power. Both of these luxury models are available with either two-wheel or all-wheel drive.

white 2018 Acura RDX driving through the woods
rear seats of the 2018 Acura RDX
steering wheel and dash of the 2018 Acura RDX
2018 Acura RDX driving on a mountain

Available Luxury Features on the 2018 Acura RDX

In this 2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lexus NX comparison, both compact crossovers are available with safety features that can help drivers stay aware of changing traffic conditions. From the base model, the 2018 Acura RDX is available with the AcuraWatch™ suite of safety features. Drivers who opt for the Advance Package receive this system standard. AcuraWatch™ includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Models of the 2018 Lexus NX come with the Lexus Safety System+.

Standard luxury features on the 2018 Acura RDX include automatic, dual-zone climate control with air filtration, keyless entry with push button start, and a Multi-Information Display (MID). To learn more about the differences between the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2018 Lexus NX, or to explore the Acura RDX in Johnson City, TN, contact a member of the Bill Gatton Acura sales team or fill out the form on this page.


*2018 Acura RDX Max. Cargo volume based on based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard.

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