2019 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2019 Acura RDX

Cars like the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and the 2019 Acura RDX provide car buyers with the power, performance, and luxury that they are looking for. For those in the market for their next luxury vehicle, find out how the 2019 Lexus NX 300 stacks up against the 2019 Acura RDX. 



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Both vehicles offer similar performance power when it comes to engines. 

  • The 2019 Acura RDX features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that outputs 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. 
  • The 2019 Lexus NX 300 features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine as well with 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. 

Both engines are upgrades over the previous year's model and provide enough performance power to allow you to handle the road confidently. However, the engine in the 2019 Lexus NX 300 provides you with significantly better fuel economy while not sacrificing on its power. 

Safety & Security

Both the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and the 2019 Acura RDX provide drivers with a number of the most advanced safety features available, such as the following:

  • An advanced airbag system that includes front, side, knee, and overhead bags.
  • Stability control.
  • Driver assistance features such as pre-collision safety systems, LED lights, and lane departure warnings.

The 2019 Lexus NX 300 offers a few more safety and security features than the Acura RDX, such as the following:

  • Turn-by-turn navigation with weather and traffic updates.
  • Maintenance reminders.
  • Live destination assistance.

Luxury & Convenience

With vehicles like Lexus and Acura, luxury is a high expectation, and neither the Lexus NX 300 nor the Acura RDX disappoint in this area. Both vehicles offer subtle touches throughout the cabin that bring an air of elegance and style to the cockpit. They also provide an infotainment system that features a wider display and a responsive touchpad to allow for smooth interaction with the system. 

You can get premium features on both vehicle models such as the following:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Heated steering wheel.
  • Surround-view camera systems.
  • Premium audio.
  • Wood interior trim.

You can receive many of the upgraded features in the package offerings for each vehicle with the Acura RDX offering three main packages:

  • A-Spec.
  • Technology.
  • Advance.

 The Lexus NX 300 offers four packages:

  • Navigation.
  • Premium.
  • Luxury.
  • Comfort. 

The Lexus NX 300 also offers some additional comfort and convenience features not available on the Acura RDX, such as the following:

  • An adaptive front lighting system.
  • Hands-free foot-activated liftgate.
  • Power-folding and reclining rear seats.


The 2019 Acura RDX is higher than the 2019 Lexus NX 300. The Acura has an MSRP of $37,400 while the 2019 Lexus NX has an MSRP of $36,485. 


Both the 2019 Lexus NX 300 and 2019 Acura RDX offer similar warranties for their vehicles, which is a four-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a six-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

While both vehicles deliver the smooth ride, handling, and comfort that you expect when you purchase a luxury vehicle; better fuel economy, and a better price point, the 2019 Lexus NX 300 delivers a slight edge over its competition. Experience the performance power of the Lexus NX 300 for yourself by visiting Hennessy Lexus of Atlanta