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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    • 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 16 days ago
    • The Chungus Army
      The Chungus Army In reply to Andy Chung

      Get the volvo

      about 8 months 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 canโ€™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
    • the guy in the helmet
      the guy in the helmet

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

      about 14 hours ago
    • positron haberdashery
      positron haberdashery

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

      about 11 days ago
    • Nick Er
      Nick Er

      I donโ€™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 14 days ago
    • Nick Er
      Nick Er

      4:10 the police are here ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿš” ๐Ÿ‘‰

      about 14 days ago
    • Indwell // Samurai
      Indwell // Samurai

      Acura ftw

      about 29 days 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 1 month 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, Iโ€™m out.

      about 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago
    • Roman Siumbeli
      Roman Siumbeli

      Both are incredible SUVs.

      about 3 months ago
    • Jasvinder Singh
      Jasvinder Singh

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

      about 4 months ago
    • NY NY
      NY NY


      about 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
    • Brunson III Films
      Brunson III Films

      What a beautiful excellent detailed video sir you done an excellent job ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

      about 5 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Brunson III Films

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

      about 5 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 5 months ago
    • MrStoneycool69

      I do like the MDX, but long term ownership I'd take the Lexus.

      about 6 months ago
    • Whatever Reviews
      Whatever Reviews

      I think that first 1 point should go to Lexus because the Lexus Enform remote start app is superior and newer technology to old fashioned remote start from the actual remote. You can start your car, lock, unlock and monitor many activities from that app with your phone almost anywhere you have reception and the pricing is very insignificant while with Acura remote it has limited distance. Now Acura just switching to that technology that has seen on their RDX 2019 models.

      about 6 months ago
    • shannon briones strong
      shannon briones strong

      this is amazing- thank you so much!

      about 6 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to shannon briones strong

      You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it

      about 6 months ago
    • Doug T
      Doug T

      The interior of the Acura is hideous and cheap.

      about 6 months ago
    • Huy Phan
      Huy Phan

      How to set up the garage opened with the MDX 2019

      about 7 months ago
    • Huy Phan
      Huy Phan

      How to set up the garage opened for the MDX 2019

      about 7 months ago
    • Harvinder Sandhu
      Harvinder Sandhu

      Lexus is more high class but mdx is good too

      about 7 months ago
    • Kasey Whidden
      Kasey Whidden

      I have an rx my friend has a Mdx. My rx is so much nicer than here car

      about 7 months ago
    • GHN1013

      Is this the premium MDX version with all the options? Because this is definitely NOT the Luxury Package RX with all the options. This is the mid-level RX with some amenities.

      about 7 months ago
    • Regular Dude
      Regular Dude

      The RXL is not a car that will seat 7 people in comfort since the 3rd row has a very low roof slop but thatโ€™s about the only negative comment i can make about that car. I am not to familiar with the MDX so no comments there.

      about 8 months ago
    • Drew Dude
      Drew Dude

      Why the hell would Lexus put the climate in the 3rd row

      about 8 months ago
    • Drew Dude
      Drew Dude

      I personally think that the 2018 odyssey and accord have the best infotainment

      about 8 months ago