2019 Acura RDX VS 2019 Lexus NX 300 Comparison In this comparison, we take a closer look at Lexus' popular luxury crossover, the NX 300, and compare this SUV to the all-new Acura RDX luxury crossover. The new RDX has received a lot of positive reviews from car enthusiasts and critics, but how does it stack up against a Lexus luxury SUV?

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New 2019 Acura RDX SUV Compared

Acura RDX Quick Look

Acura RDX Pros
  • New RDX completely re-designed for 2019
  • Sporty, exhilarating ride with sharp handling
  • Upscale, spacious cabin & cargo area
Acura RDX Cons
  • Options bundled into packages; no separate add-ons
  • No choice of power-train, but turbo engine is nice

Lexus NX 300 Quick Look

Lexus NX 300 Pros
  • Quiet cabin at high speeds
  • Nice backseat room
  • Upscale look
Lexus NX 300 Cons
  • Only one 4 cyl. engine option
  • Cargo/trunk space not so good
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not available
  • Last major design changes in 2015

Acura RDX VS Lexus NX 300 Specifications

Acura RDX


Lexus NX 300

28 MPG Highway RatingEstimated
28 MPG Highway Rating
2.0L 4-Cylinder VTEC TURBOEngine2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo
6 yr/70,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
5-Star RatedNHSTA Safety Rating**5-Star Rated
187″ L x 75″ W x 66″ HVehicle Dimensions182″ L x 74″ W x 65″ H
10-Speed AutomaticTransmission 6-Speed Automatic

RDX VS NX 300 Comparison Review

The NX 300 is a good choice within the compact luxury SUV segment, but the last major re-design of the NX occurred in 2015, so the NX has been surpassed by several other Luxury SUV options in power, efficiency, technology, safety, and comfort. The NX 300 features a 235 horsepower, 4-cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Lexus NX exterior still looks like a modern Lexus SUV. That being said, with the luxury SUV market becoming stacked with newly-designed, advanced models, the NX 300 is becoming more of an afterthought.

One such model that is newly re-designed in 2019 and offers the most modern features and drive-train is Acura's new RDX luxury crossover. This sporty-looking SUV has sharp handling and great acceleration thanks to a 272 horsepower turbocharged engine powered by a smooth, 10-speed automatic transmission. This special automatic transmission can actually skip 4 speeds at a time to quickly bring you more torque and power for easy merging and passing. Several driver modes allow for more relaxed or sportier driving options, while advanced safety features, like lane change assist, come standard on every RDX. You can also take the RDX to the next level with Acura's super-handling all-wheel drive system, which shifts power to different wheels as you carve up the road. The RDX is an exhilarating, fun luxury crossover that offers much more value than other luxury vehicles, like the NX 300.

We love the comfort and luxury of Lexus vehicles, but the RDX is newer, more powerful, more fuel-efficient, more spacious, and more fun crossover SUV than the NX 300. You can also lease a new Acura RDX for an incredible price. Test-drive a new RDX by calling us at (877)363-2817 or send us a message in the form below. Thank you for your consideration.

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* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

**Government 5-Star Vehicle Scores are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.