2022 Acura MDX vs 2021 Lexus RX

2021 Lexus RX

2021 Lexus RX

Comparing the 2022 Acura MDX vs. the 2021 Lexus RX

The reimagined Acura MDX has hit the market, and the reviews are glowing. This new three-row SUV makes its long-awaited return with a stunning new aesthetic and all the amenities drivers crave in a modern motor, and we've taken the opportunity to compare it to a popular rival in the 2021 Lexus RX. If you hang your hat in Oakville, Ontario or any of the nearby areas of Mississauga, Milton, or Burlington, read on to find out how the 2022 Acura MDX compares to the Lexus RX in several key areas before visiting Acura of Oakville to get fully acquainted.

Interior & Exterior Style

Both these SUVs enter their new model years with aggressive aesthetics, but the Acura MDX's touch of class gives it the edge. The Lexus RX's front end may be bold, but few vehicles in the segment make a statement like the MDX, thanks to its Jewel Eye LED headlights and Acura's patented Diamond Pentagon grille.

On the inside, the latest MDX wows in more ways than one. In addition to comfortable, supportive seating across three rows, this Acura SUV boasts plenty of soft-touch materials in its welcoming cabin. Those looking to add a touch of refinement to the MDX's already upscale interior can treat themselves to French-stitched leather, metal, and wood accents in this Acura's upper trims, with heated front seats, leather upholstery, and automatic climate control coming standard. As for the 2021 RX, this Lexus SUV's interior is easy on the eyes, but it lacks practicality, as its radio knob is far from the driver's reach and its infotainment controls remain frustrating to use.

Technology & Safety Features

Acura's overhaul of the MDX also comes with a comprehensive suite of tech and infotainment amenities. A sprawling 12.3-inch touchscreen sits atop the dash, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration coming standard. This new SUV also includes popular functions that make easy work of staying on the go, such as a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless smartphone charging, and built-in navigation. The Lexus RX, on the other hand, comes with a much smaller touchscreen and infotainment software that's difficult to use, while many of the features that come standard in the MDX are offered at a premium here.

Those who put safety first in their vehicles of choice will be thrilled to hear the 2022 Acura MDX's suite of features is as extensive as they come. While the Lexus RX isn't stingy on safety technology, Acura's new offering comes with numerous popular functions like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist. In short, if you like to hit the road with the utmost confidence, the 2022 Acura MDX can help.


The overhauled Acura MDX comes with a familiar powertrain that can satisfy city-slickers and thrill-seekers alike. Its 3.5-litre V6 engine packs a solid 290 horsepower and works with a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission, with front-wheel drive coming standard. Between its responsive acceleration and athletic handling, the 2022 MDX is remarkably agile for the segment. As for its Lexus rival, the 2021 RX's output doesn't live up to its aggressive styling, as it accelerates slowly for its class and is primarily made for cruising.

Contact Us

Those who'd like to get up close and personal with the new Acura MDX can contact us today at Acura of Oakville and schedule a test drive with a member of our team. We'll also gladly fill you in on everything you'd like to know about this redesigned SUV's trims, and our finance department can help you get the wheel of your MDX in short order if you'd like to make it yours. Visit us or drop us a line to get started.

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