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Shopping for a new luxury SUV in Edmonton? Chances are you are comparing the 2023 Lexus RX350 vs. 2023 Acura MDX to see which is the better fit for your family. While we think both vehicles offer a lot in terms of performance, technology, and standard features and would make a long list of drivers satisfied in this city, we love the new RX for a variety of reasons.


At Lexus South Pointe, the premier Lexus dealership in Edmonton, we compared the 2023 Lexus RX350 vs. 2023 Acura MDX for you and found some key differences every shopper will want to know before they book their test drives. Take a look at our post below to compare these two SUVs and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


2023 Lexus RX350 vs. 2023 Acura MDX: Value


The all-new 2023 RX will have an MSRP of $58,650 and can reach $85,600 depending on factors such as trim level and package. The 2023 Acura MDX starts at $69,520. Right away you see the Lexus is the more affordable option.


2023 Lexus RX350 vs. 2023 Acura MDX: Passenger space


Off the hop, you will notice the 2023 Acura MDX offers room for seven passengers while the 2023 Lexus RX 350 only offers space for five. So if you have a bigger family and need the seating space, the MDX might feel like the more reasonable solution.


However, the 2023 RX450 is the next model up from the RX350 and adds extra seating for two and a whole lot more cargo capacity. When looking at the RX 350 again in terms of interior space for your passengers, you notice right away there is a huge advantage for the Lexus in terms of head and leg room.



  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 44.1 / 38.0 inches
  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 39.4 / 39.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 57.8 / 57.6 inches
  • Hip room (Front/Rear): 56.6 / 56.1 inches
  • Seating Capacity: 5 passengers



  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 41.6 / 38.5 inches
  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 38.5 / 38.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 61.9.8 / 60.3 inches
  • Hip room (Front/Rear): 59.3 / 57.8 inches
  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers


The takeaway? While the Acura MDX does its best to fit as many passengers in, it starts to feel more like a sardine can than a luxury SUV. The Lexus in comparison prioritizes passenger comfort making sure all five of your companions enjoy the drive, no matter the distance.



There have been some big changes for the Lexus RX for 2023. The all-new RX offers four new powertrain options to help meet the needs of all different kinds of drivers including a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) model.

  • RX 350 AWD offers a responsive 2.4L turbocharged inline-4 engine offering 275 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque
  • RX 350h AWD fourth-generation large-capacity fuel-efficient hybrid system features a front unit that integrates a 2.5L inline-4 engine.
  • RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid


The 2023 ACURA MDX comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that gives drivers up to 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Right away we see that extra oomph in performance coming from the MDX. However, the fuel economy is where the Lexus RX really shines.


The RX 350h is rated at 6.5 L/100 km combined, while the RX 350 comes in at 9.8 L/100 km combined. The Lexus RX 500h splits the two with a rating of 8.7 L/100 km. The Estimated Fuel Economy for the 2023 MDX is 12.6 L/100 km in the city and 9.4 L/100 km on the highway.


So it all comes down to whether you prioritize that extra bit of horsepower or if a more fuel-efficient ride is to your advantage. If fuel efficiency is a deal breaker for you, then the Acura MDX and its higher costs at the pumps might not be the right choice for you and your family.



Choosing between these two SUVs will ultimately come down to what you prioritize. But if a spacious, fuel-efficient and value-orientated luxury SUV is what your Edmonton family is searching for, then the 2023 RX 350 is an excellent choice.


We have a large selection of 2023 RX models featuring various packages and upgrades so you can select and modify your RX to perfectly support your lifestyle.


Browse our new vehicle inventory online today or contact our team to book a test drive. Located on the south side of Edmonton, our team is here to help you in any way we can.

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