Lexus vs. Acura: Battle of the Brands

2018 Acura NSX
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Winner: Acura

Acura claims its first point in the performance category. Its seven models arrive at an average performance score of 8.3 out of a possible 10 points.

Acura’s vehicles tend to be decent performers, overall, but if you’re looking for standouts, check out the NSX luxury sports car, which scores 9.1, and the redesigned 2019 RDX luxury compact SUV, which carries an impressive score of 9.0.

Lexus isn’t far behind Acura in terms of performance. The 16 Lexus models considered in this category had an average score of 8.0, and the brand also has exemplary individual performers. The LC luxury sports car, for example, earned a 9.2, the highest performance score in this comparison.

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