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Acura RDX vs Lexus NX


These days, when it comes to luxury, the drivers in Wexford, Pittsburgh, Cranberry Township, and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities have more options than ever before - and two of those options are the Acura RDX and the Lexus NX. Here at Baierl Acura, we're excited about both of these luxury midsize crossover SUVs. If you'd like to schedule a test drive, don't hesitate to reach out to us.


Acura RDX vs Lexus NX Interior

As soon as you step foot inside the Acura RDX, you'll notice that it offers plenty of space for just about everything - friends, family, kids, pets, cargo, you name it. Check out these cabin numbers!


Passenger Measurements

Front Row

Second Row


39.6 inches

38.3 inches


41.6 inches

38.4 inches

Shoulder Room

59.7 inches

56.6 inches

Hip Room

55.0 inches

49.9 inches


That's not all! Depending on how you configure the seats, you can opt for either maximum volume for people or maximum volume for cargo. Check out these impressive specifications and marvel away.


Maximum Passenger Capacity

5 people

Maximum Passenger Volume

104 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (to Seat 1)

58.9 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (to Seat 2)

29.5 cubic feet


On the other hand, you've got the Lexus NX, which (unfortunately) merely provides 38.2 inches of front headroom, 38.1 inches of second headroom, and a maximum cargo capacity of 54.6 cubic feet.

Powertrains: Acura RDX vs Lexus NX

However, although the Acura SUV clearly outmatches the Lexus SUV in terms of its cabin room, that's not the only reason that you would pick a crossover - you also want something that has some kick to it.

With Acura's 3.5L i-VTEC®, you'll be pleased to discover that its RDX has more than its share of kick.

  • 279 Horsepower
  • 19 city MPG, 27 highway MPG, 22 combined MPG1
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Control System™
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

That's without even mentioning its Grade Logic Control function, which will help that 6-Speed Auto Trans to shift as smoothly and efficiently as possible while you're on a hill, either declining or inclining.


Of course, you could always go with a Lexus vehicle like their NX crossover but be warned ahead of time that its standard engine only produces 235 horsepower, which is almost 50 horsepower less than Acura's.

Acura RDX: Crafting a New Definition of Luxury

That's exactly what the Acura RDX is doing: crafting a new definition of luxury. Between the stark illumination of Jewel Eye® LED headlights, the sumptuous interior 2-tone dashboard (with aluminum brushed trim, mind you), and body paints like Fathom Blue, Majestic Black, and Performance Red, you (and your crossover) will be the talk of the town. Now, if only there was somewhere for a test drive.



Set up your exclusive test drive today at Baierl Acura in Pennsylvania!


If you live near Cranberry Township, Pittsburgh, or Wexford, then Baierl Acura is the place to go to experience the Acura RDX for yourself. Simply call us or chat with us online today.


1Based on 2018 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.

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