In this in-depth comparison, we're putting the 2018 Acura MDX Advance vs. the 2018 Lexus RX 350L, its biggest rival. These two luxury three-rows are shown in their fully loaded trims, but most of the information will also apply to the lower trim levels. We will look at many categories like interior comfort and features, exterior features and design, interior ergonomics, technology (infotainment), third rows, rear seat comfort, tow ratings, safety ratings, powertrain info and much more.

So come join us as we sample these two automotive delicacies and see which one is the best value!

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2018 Acura MDX Full Review:

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    • Andy Chung
      Andy Chung

      Fantastic review and you did a great job! I just subbed. One of the best channels for car review in my opinion. I'm shopping a 7 seaters and I think RXL wins considering the price point. Acura 2 screens are just so stupid.
      Another comparison between RXL and XC90 would be great. I'm undecided which one to get.

      about 1 year ago
    • richard blackcloud
      richard blackcloud In reply to Andy Chung

      The Lexus is hideous! The MDX is a far better looking car

      about 4 months ago
    • The Chungus Army
      The Chungus Army In reply to Andy Chung

      Get the volvo

      about 1 year ago
    • VN P
      VN P In reply to Andy Chung

      Andy Chung well, if infotainment is your top preference, Lexus is the better. But I drove both and owned one. My experience says Lexus can’t come any closer to Acura when it comes to performance and handling. Acura any day.

      about 1 year ago
    • Wade Higgins
      Wade Higgins In reply to Andy Chung

      Andy Chung RX L

      about 1 year ago
    • Tinaya Maria
      Tinaya Maria In reply to Andy Chung

      Antonio Zarate thank u so much, yes I do travel a lot

      about 1 year ago
    • Lazy E
      Lazy E

      Should of compared the Rx f sport or the RX top trim with led all around instead of the basic model smh

      about 8 days ago
    • Yuksel Kiziltas
      Yuksel Kiziltas

      Mdx all day hands down.

      about 14 days ago
    • Naveed Zafar
      Naveed Zafar

      Wonderful comparison, saved lot of time

      about 1 month ago
    • Whoever Whoever
      Whoever Whoever

      But the round shape makes the MDX look more like a minivan than an SUV.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ayush Malpeddi
      Ayush Malpeddi

      The MDX can have 7 seats, unnecessary point

      about 1 month ago
    • Whoever Whoever
      Whoever Whoever

      I like the MDX but the RX has way better luxury looking interior.

      about 2 months ago
    • Daily Dose Of Airplanes
      Daily Dose Of Airplanes

      Update: 2019 mdx has 14 way power seats now for both drive and passenger

      about 2 months ago
    • greg black
      greg black

      My mommie mobile suv is better than your mommie mobile suv. Hope these post are not coming from men. These are all close to the same guys . Stop ✋.Go paint your house or mow the lawn.

      about 3 months ago
    • truongtu0191

      I don't get the 3rd row on Lexus ?. What's the point to have a 3rd with zero leg room space ?

      about 3 months ago
    • Andy Cabrera
      Andy Cabrera In reply to truongtu0191

      truongtu0191 My family and I test drove the Rx350L and there’s enough leg room if you move the second row forward. My sister and brother sat in the back and they fit. I think it’s space for smaller kids and teens

      about 2 months ago
    • MsGalagramma

      Thinking about buying Acura MDX? Think again.🔮🦌🦌🦌 How come, Acura. Three weeks passed and no answers. 🦌🦌🦌🔮A car under warranty 25 000 miles was towed way to the dealership. Three weeks have passed and they are still looking into issue occasionally sending emails that Acura hot line might help. No loaner is provided by Acura. The only offer from them was to tow the car to a different dealership at our expense. Be aware. Acura MDX will broke , Acura road assistance will come 15 hours later and tow it away. You'll not hear from them for three weeks. They will not give you a loaner or pay for your rental car because " what if it's not a warranty case". Stay away!

      about 3 months ago
    • Tony

      I’ll take the RX 350 anyday over the MDX. Way better interior and the smooth ride.

      about 3 months ago
    • Thomas ZINDROS
      Thomas ZINDROS

      Acura looks better

      about 3 months ago
    • the guy in the helmet
      the guy in the helmet

      MDX... no Lexus... lexus has horrible customer service...

      about 4 months ago
    • positron haberdashery
      positron haberdashery

      Lexus probably built a lot better than the Acura but Lexus needs a stop suffocating their interiors

      about 4 months ago
    • Banned Egg
      Banned Egg

      I don’t think these two cars can compare to each other. The Lexus is a crossover while the MDX is a suv. The MDX should be compared to the gx instead of the rx

      about 4 months ago
    • Banned Egg
      Banned Egg

      4:10 the police are here 👮‍♀️ 🚔 👉

      about 4 months ago
    • Indwell // Samurai
      Indwell // Samurai

      Acura ftw

      about 5 months ago
    • Roger Wang
      Roger Wang

      Honda had made a fantastic advertisement of Acura MDX in CCTV China about 10 yrs ago, which attracted millions Audiences. I bought a brand new 2016 Acura MDX two years ago, and it already has been sent back to dealer four times for maintenance, 2 for engine emission and 2 for SH AWD problem. it broke my heart, on the way to say good bye, Acura.

      about 5 months ago
    • Michelle Vargas
      Michelle Vargas

      MDX looks like my 1999 Honda Odyssey. The transmission would go out every two years like clockwork. Fool me once, shame on you. With that said, I’m out.

      about 6 months ago
    • Tong Thao
      Tong Thao

      I test drive and overall look at the Dealerships. The MDX is good overall, but the Lexus is useless for 7 passergers.

      about 7 months ago
    • Mike Mills
      Mike Mills

      At 7:17 it says right there that premium fuel is recommended in the MDX however it does have the capless system so I would give it the point for that. Going to have to drive both and then decide.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jacky Liu
      Jacky Liu

      I have both cars, acura is easier to operate, touch screen, easier to input gps information. It Shows lyrics for the song. Smarter and brighter auto head lamp. Easier opening fuel cover. Smarter car remote (identify the driver when turning on).
      Rx better quality, and interior design. But windshield wiper design not good, its wiper cant be lift up to prevent ice built during snow days.

      Overall I choose MDX. More friendly and easier to use.

      about 7 months ago
    • Roman Siumbeli
      Roman Siumbeli

      Both are incredible SUVs.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jasvinder Singh
      Jasvinder Singh

      Lexus looks fancy and is very luxury.....I would 100% buy Lexus

      about 8 months ago
    • NY NY
      NY NY


      about 9 months ago
    • Gabe from Sportscardriver34
      Gabe from Sportscardriver34

      I like them both, but the 2018 Acura MDX is better because I don't really like how the Lexus RX 350L has the climate control in the 3rd row. Especially, my family has a 2017 MDX as our family car and I enjoy riding it. The reason why I like the RX 350L is how Luxurious it is, but I still like the MDX better.

      about 9 months ago
    • gomas Mas
      gomas Mas

      Mdx have lot of problems. But its a good suv to drive & the looks
      Lexus is reliable with zero problems but looks ugly

      about 9 months ago
    • Brunson III Films
      Brunson III Films

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      about 9 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Brunson III Films

      Wow thank you so much! We really appreciate that! Merry Christmas!!

      about 9 months ago
    • Fred Stafford
      Fred Stafford

      RX 350 all day long! On my third one. 263 k on the 2001 model reliable, comfortable and safe! Prices on these vehicles is excessive but you get what you pay for. JMHO

      about 9 months ago