2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Lexus NX 300

The current version of the Acura RDX available at the Spitzer Acura showroom is the first of new generation of crossover SUV designed and produced by the automaker in the United States. With the new model year underway, Acura’s competitors are coming out of the woodwork to challenge the new RDX for customers’ attention. An examination of the 2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Lexus NX 300 shows just how far the former has come. The 2019 Acura RDX is available in four primary options packages: Base, Technology, A-Spec and Advance. Each version offers outpaces the 2019 Lexus NX 300 in just about every key metric, including performance, available cargo volume and standard connectivity equipment. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2019 Acura RDX today by calling, 866-899-3989.

Among the most noticeable changes Acura has made to the 2019 RDX is with its connectivity technology. Potential owners of the 2019 Acura RDX who are also iPhone users will be able to crossover SUV’s infotainment system through the Apple CarPlay™ suite and use their favorite apps – safely – while they’re on the road. Android Auto™ compatibility will be available later and the automaker will provide software updates to models delivered without the application suite. Shoppers choosing the 2019 Lexus NX 300 will have a certain level of smartphone integration, however, it is not currently compatible with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. Additionally, the Lexus interface for its infotainment system has been described by independent online reviews as, ‘frustrating.’ All versions of the 2019 Acura RDX are also equipped with AcuraWatch™.


2019 Acura RDX


2019 Lexus NX 300

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
272/280 Horsepower/Torque 252/273
Yes Smartphone Integration No
58.9 cu.-ft. Cargo Volume 54.6 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

The 2019 Acura RDX is equipped with the same powertrain across the board. Under the hood of each new RDX available at Spitzer Acura is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will have 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque to propel them down the road. Additionally, the 2019 RDX is available with front-wheel-drive and the Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system. By comparison, the 2019 Lexus NX 300 is powered by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain cannot match the output of the 2019 Acura RDX, producing 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.