2018 Acura RDX vs. 2018 Lexus RX: Head to Head

Lexus RX, Acura RDX
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RDX vs. RX: Which Luxury SUV Is Right for You?

In luxury segments dominated by Tesla, Porsche, Audi, and BMW, the Acura RDX and Lexus RX stand out for offering a good combination of budget-friendly pricing and luxury appointments. The RDX is a luxury compact SUV, while the RX is a luxury midsize SUV. Is the RX worth upgrading to?

In its final model year before a complete redesign, the 2018 Acura RDX is a carryover from the 2017 version of the SUV. The RDX was last redesigned in 2013.

The Lexus RX was redesigned in 2016 and has received minor upgrades since then. For 2018, Lexus made a moonroof and blind spot monitoring available on the base model, and Enform Safety Connect and Enform Service Connect became complimentary for 10 years. Also, Lexus debuted their new three-row RX variant, dubbed the Lexus RX L, which is on an extended platform.

To see which of these luxury SUVs is best, we’re using U.S. News scoring and pitting them head to head in the categories luxury SUV buyers care about most.

Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews.

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