2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L

2022 Acura MDX

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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Overview

The latest Acura MDX has arrived, and we at Erin Mills Acura thought it only natural to compare it to a popular rival in the Lexus RX 350L. Between its stunning new design, formidable powertrain, and generous standard features, the 2022 MDX has everything you want in an upscale SUV, and we're thrilled to feature it in our new inventory. If you're based in our home of Mississauga or the neighbouring Toronto, Brampton, or Oakville, Ontario, find out how this new SUV stacks up against the 2021 Lexus RX 350L in our detailed 2022 Acura MDX review below before visiting our dealership for a closer look.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350L Interior & Exterior Design

The MDX enters its 2022 model year with a stunning exterior design led by elegant bodywork and a lined, sculpted hood. Acura's patented Jewel Eye LED lighting and bold diamond pentagon grille combine for a jaw-dropping front end, while sleek wheel designs and a panoramic moonroof round out the 2022 MDX's refined aesthetic. As for the 2021 RX 350L, this Lexus SUV is easy enough on the eyes, but it lacks our Acura model's elegance and maturity. Indeed, the Lexus RX 350L gets a sportier aesthetic that may appeal to some but doesn't match its performance.

On the inside, the latest Acura MDX boasts a redesigned cabin with plenty of available quality materials, from leather trim to wood, metal, and black accents. Leatherette upholstery comes standard in this 2022 Acura SUV, with its interior boasting ample passenger room across three rows of supportive seating. A clean dash layout provides easy access to all your tech and infotainment controls, while heated, power-adjustable first-row seats with lumbar support, dual-zone automatic climate control, and customizable ambient lighting lead the 2022 Acura MDX's available amenities. As for its rival, the 2021 Lexus RX 350L is generous in quality materials, but its dash layout may frustrate drivers, as several of its radio and infotainment controls are a long reach from the steering wheel.

2022 Acura MDX Interior

2020 Acura MDX Interior

2022 Acura MDX Exterior

2020 Acura MDX Exterior

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350L Performance & Specs

The 2022 Acura MDX hits the market with formidable performance to pair perfectly with its reimagined design. A 3.5-litre V6 engine with a solid 290 horsepower leads the MDX specs, with a 10-speed automatic transmission providing smooth shifts. The 2022 upscale SUV comes with front-wheel drive, but you can treat yourself to Acura's patented Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system for a most surefooted ride. It may be a three-row mid-size SUV, but the 2022 MDX moves like a smaller vehicle, as it boasts responsive acceleration and athletic handling for an engaging, dynamic drive.

As for its rival, the 2021 Lexus RX 350L's reviews have applauded its smooth ride, but they've also been quick to note this SUV's driving dynamics are a little lackadaisical. The RX 350L specs are led by a 3.5-litre V6 engine of its own, but this Lexus SUV remains marred by lazy acceleration, making it better suited for relaxed highway jaunts. If you'd like to see how the 2022 Acura MDX's performance bests the RX 350L's firsthand, contact us at Erin Mills Acura, and we'll be happy to take it for a spin.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350L Trims

Both these SUVs come in a handful of trims, but while the Lexus RX 350L's fancier models are easy on the eyes, the 2022 Acura MDX lineup has something for everyone. In addition to its stunning, redesigned base model, the MDX stable also offers a Tech model with 20-inch alloy wheels, perforated leather upholstery, heated second-row seats, a 12-speaker ELS Studio Premium Audio System, and an Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition. As for the A-Spec, this Acura MDX model gets trim-exclusive styling both inside and out, a flat-bottom sport steering wheel driving enthusiasts will love, ventilated front seats, and Ultrasuede and leather seating. The Platinum Elite rounds out the new Acura MDX lineup with side roof rails, a colour head-up display, USB charging ports in all three rows, and genuine wood trim that pairs with perforated leather seating with piping and contrast stitching.

If you'd like to make any of these 2022 Acura MDX trims yours, our finance centre can help make your purchase stress-free. Whichever trim you choose, we'll work with you to iron out a purchase agreement that accommodates you and allows you to enjoy your 2022 MDX to the fullest. Contact or visit Erin Mills Acura today to get started.

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