2015 Lexus NX vs. 2015 Acura RDX

The Lexus NX will be at Peterson Lexus in December and we couldn’t be more excited. We have been waiting for this model a long time and the wait is finally over. To be updated on the latest developments on the new Lexus NX call us at 208-378-9009 or visit us online.

Lexus NX


Are you comparing the Acura RDX with the Lexus NX? The Lexus NX gives you so much MORE for LESS

Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX

  • The NX has its own unique style and stance, while the RDX looks like a small MDX.
  • The NX’s interior is much sportier and more richly finished than the utilitarian-looking RDX’s.
  • The NX has an F Sport model, but Acura doesn’t offer a high performance RDX.
  • The  NX uses a turbo to achieve power and expects higher fuel efficiency than the RDX
  • The NX has eight standard airbags vs. the six standard airbags for the RDX.\
  • The NX is available as a super efficient 300h hybrid model; the RDX isn’t available as a hybrid.
  • The NX’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine generates more “off-the-line” torque than the V6 in the RDX.
  • The NX offers advanced driver assistance features that the RDX lacks.
  • The NX has a turning a turning circle that is 1.5 feet tighter than the RDX’s.


 More Style:

The NX has a lower, sleeker and more sculptured profile than the RDX. Plus the spindle grille, LED headlamps, 2-level spoiler and motorcycle-style exhaust pipes are details that give the Lexus SUV a visual edge.

More Attitude:

The NX has a more architectural interior, with design and details that set it apart from other SUVs. Compared to the RDX, the horizontal dash, bold console and sports car seat position are clear distinctions.

More Exciting:

The NX 200t F SPORT will entice guests with its intense styling, edgy interior details and full-on sport-tuned suspension with chassis reinforcements. Acura has no high-performance version of the RDX.

More Efficiency:

The RDX has a big V6, but it also has a bigger thirst for fuel. The NX uses turbocharging technology designed to provide V6 torque with 4-cylinder fuel efficiency, which is why NX expects better city and combined fuel economy ratings.

More Confidence:

Both vehicles have driver and front-passenger airbags, front-seat side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags. But the NX also has a driver knee airbag and front passenger seat cushion airbag—both of which RDX does not offer.

More Choices:

For guests who want SUV utility and hybrid efficiency, the NX offers a choice that the RDX can’t match—the NX 300h. Using proven Lexus hybrid technology for smooth, refined, efficient power, the NX 300h is a clear win.

More Torque:

Although the RDX uses a big V6, turbocharging technology helps the NX produce more torque than the Acura. Just as important, the torque is available at 1650 rpm vs. 5000 for the RDX—and that can mean “right now” power for better acceleration.

More Features:

The RDX doesn’t offer some of the latest driver assistance technologies like Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Intuitive Parking Assist, Pre-Collision System and Lane Departure Alert—but the NX 200t does.

More Nimble:

In urban driving, having an extra 1.5 feet of maneuvering space can mean the difference between one-shot parking vs. multiple tries. With a turning circle that is more than 1.5 feet tighter, the NX wins.


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