2014 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2014 Acura RDX

Before Buying a 2014 Lexus RX 350 in the Metro Detroit Area, Read This

The 2014 Lexus RX 350 is pretty impressive, which makes it no surprise that the Metro Detroit area has many drivers with their eye on this new Lexus. While there are many things that pull many different drivers to a vehicle like this, there are three in particular we have heard people mention:

  • The 3.5L V6 engine, efficient and powerful
  • A variety of available modern convenience features
  • Spacious rear seating

While the RX 350 is a reasonable luxury crossover, if you want an affordable entry into that market, there are better options, like the 2014 Acura RDX. For instance, the 2014 Acura RDX comes with an efficient and powerful engine that outdoes the Lexus’ 3.5L V6. While Lexus drivers get 270 hp and 25 highway mpg, the RDX with 6-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg and 273 hp for more efficiency and power.*

When you want features, Lexus has them available, but many of the ones modern drivers want require an upgrade. The entry-level RX 350 begins at $39,670 (MSRP) and has add-ons like a power moonroof, rearview camera, and leather-trimmed seating. Of course, those three features and more come standard on the RDX, which starts at only $34,520 MSRP.** A savings of over $5,000 with added features.

The RDX also gives plenty of space all over the vehicle, with added rear legroom and more than enough room for passengers, luggage, and more. See it for yourself by visiting a Metro Detroit Acura Dealer and taking a 2014 Acura MDX for a test drive.

*Based on 2014 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 only), and other factors.
**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.