2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 Lexus NX

2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 Lexus NX

When comparing the 2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 Lexus NX, a thought may strike you about the Lexus. That thought is, “Is this even an SUV?” It’s not that it doesn’t have the appearance of one or the spaciousness, but when you compare the horsepower and torque of the NX to the 2019 Acura RDX, they two models don’t seem like they belong to the same segment.

This is especially surprising when they seem to be mechanically the same on paper before you reach power output figures. Standard front-wheel-drive with available all-wheel-drive? Check. The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder? Check. When it comes to tuning, Lexus has quite a bit of catching up to do.

2019 Acura RDX


2019 Lexus NX

Available Super-Handling AWD AWD Available AWD
2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder Engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder
272hp Horsepower 235hp
280 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft

Features of the 2019 Acura RDX

Power and performance are always a top consideration as no vehicle can feel like a luxury to drive if it has all the bells and whistles, but none of the oomph. One other thing to mention when it comes to the mechanics of the models is the transmission, as the 2019 Lexus NX has an outdated six-speed automatic compared to the smooth and modern 10-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters found in the 2019 Acura RDX.

Moving past the mechanical benefits, the 2019 Acura RDX offers all of the following features:

  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights
  • Leatherette-trimmed interior
  • 12-way power front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless access
  • Push-button ignition
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Power windows and locks
  • 9-speaker Acura premium audio
  • Apple CarPlay

Find out if the 2019 Acura RDX is your top choice when you stop by Karen Radley Acura for a test drive. We happily serve customers from Tysons Corner, Vienna, Lorton, Springfield, Manassas, Woodbridge, Fairfax, Gainesville and Washington D.C.