2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 Lexus GX 460 | NewCars.com

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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 Lexus GX 460 Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $48,000 to $72,050
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2022 Lexus
GX 460

MSRP*: $56,125 to $65,635
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 15 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 64.7 ft3
Engine
  • 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 355-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 301-hp, 4.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 - 355 hp 301 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 6,500 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 192.1 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 74.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 34.1 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 40.4 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura MDX than in the Lexus GX 460. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura MDX and the Lexus GX 460.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura MDX as you will with the Lexus GX 460, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus GX 460.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lexus GX 460, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Lexus GX 460.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GX 460, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus GX 460 is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Lexus GX 460.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura MDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus GX 460.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus GX 460, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus GX 460.