2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lexus NX 300

2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Lexus NX 300

Even in the world of luxury vehicles, the compact SUV segment is huge, with plenty of options to choose from. Although it can be great knowing there are enough models to find the right vehicle for your needs, it can also be frustrating trying to compare all of those options as well. To help you out, we're here to compare two popular models in the segment in this matchup between the 2018 Acura RDX vs the 2018 Lexus NX 300.

If you want to get a quick idea of what vehicle suits your needs best, you can check out the comparison table below. We'll provide more details in this paragraph and the paragraphs below, starting with a look at the engine options for each vehicle. After all, the last thing you want in an SUV is a dull and uninspiring driving experience, and you certainly won't find that in the RDX. It comes standard with a 279-horsepower engine, which is far more horsepower than the standard engine on the NX 300. The difference in torque between the two vehicles is far slighter, and shouldn't be noticeable during your day-to-day drive.

2018 Acura RDX


2018 Lexus NX 300

279 hp, 252 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs 235 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque
103 cu ft Passenger Volume 72 cu ft
61.3 cu ft Maximum Cargo Volume 54.6 cu ft
Standard Heated Front Seats Available

Differences Between the 2018 Acura RDX and 2018 Lexus NX 300

Perhaps the biggest difference between these vehicles, however, is the passenger volume. Just as any SUV should be, the RDX is spacious and comfortable, with a reasonable 103 cu ft of space for passengers to relax in. By comparison, the NX 300 has a shockingly small amount of passenger space, coming in at just 72 cu ft. Moreover, the NX 300 fails to make up for this in cargo space, as the RDX has the edge in that area too.

Elsewhere, the RDX delivers some standard features that the NX 300 does not. These amenities include heated front seats, driver memory seats, programmable garage-door opening buttons and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

It doesn't take a test drive to see that there are significant differences between the 2018 Acura RDX vs the 2018 Lexus NX 300, but we recommend getting behind the wheel anyway. After all, the best way to learn all about the RDX is by taking it for a spin for a little while. To do that, contact us here at Spitzer Acura.