2019 Acura RDX vs Lexus NX

2019 Acura RDX Driving on the streets of Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re behind the wheel of a luxury SUV.

While there are so many to choose from, it’s the RDX and NX that offer lots of space, power, and features for your daily commutes.

To help decide which one is an ideal fit, we created this 2019 Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX comparison. Discover what each automobile has to offer, and feel free to contact Boardwalk Acura if you have any questions.

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RDX vs NX Passenger & Cargo Room

Acura RDX Cargo SpaceWith the 2019 Acura RDX and 2019 Lexus NX, you have a compact SUV that offers plenty of room for five people and their belongings.

The RDX, for instance, gives you lots of room in the back with 38 inches of both headroom and legroom. While the NX also has 38 inches of rear headroom, it has just 36.1 inches of rear legroom. So, your taller passengers may feel a bit cramped in the back of the Lexus model.

You’ll also find plenty of cargo space inside the Acura RDX for your shopping bags, luggage, and other items. When all the seats are up, you have 29.5 cubic feet to work with. If you want maximum cargo room, simply fold the back row down to get 58.9 cubic feet.

Meanwhile, the Lexus NX gives you 17.7 cubic feet of cargo room behind the back row and 54.6 cubic feet when those seats are folded down flat. As a result, you may not be able to fit everything inside as well as you could in the Acura model.

2019 RDX vs 2019 NX Features

2019 Acura RDX Interior DashboardStill, both luxury models offer plenty of features to help keep everyone happy. These include creature comforts like heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel.

However, you’ll also find heated rear seats in the Acura RDX so everyone can stay warm on cold nights. Plus, this vehicle comes standard with 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seats, while the Lexus NX comes standard with 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seats.

When it comes to technology, the RDX comes standard with an abundance, including:

  • HD Radio®
  • SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio
  • Apple CarPlay™

The NX comes standard with HD Radio® and Apple CarPlay™, too for more listening options through the radio or your smartphone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio at all.

Acura RDX vs Lexus NX Performance Specs

Acura RDX in RedThe 2019 RDX and 2019 NX really shine in the performance category. That’s because they each deliver ample power, composed handling, and smooth rides.

The Acura RDX comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Not only do you get plenty of power, but you can drive farther for longer inside this automobile. That’s because it achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.*

The Lexus NX also achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for your daily travels. However, its 2.0L 4-cylinder produces just 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. As a result, you may not get quite the acceleration you need for city or highway driving like you would in the Acura model.

Still, both SUVs can help you maintain control on even the slickest surfaces. That’s because they both offer advanced all-wheel drive systems. With either one, torque can be redistributed between the front and rear wheels before wheel slip can occur. The result is the ability to stay on your intended path in any driving situation.

2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 Lexus NX: Verdict

When it comes to the 2019 RDX vs. 2019 NX, the Acura model comes out on top with its cabin space, standard features, and powerful performance.

If you want to take this vehicle for a spin to see if it’s right for you, schedule a test drive at Boardwalk Acura today. Soon, you’ll be soaring down the streets of Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland in an impressive luxury compact SUV!


*Based on 2019 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 only), and other factors.

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