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Although BMW was technically the first brand to offer a compact luxury SUV in America, Acura and Lexus continue to be the top sellers in the segment. For 2019, Acura hopes to steal the sales crown from the Lexus NX with a completely re-engineered RDX. Lexus fights back with significant updates to the NX for 2017. Both of these small crossover cost a hair under $50,000 but which one is the better buy?

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    • JC6817
      JC6817

      Did anyone here think that Sofyan would not have chosen the Acura before even reviewing these vehicles?

      about 22 days ago
    • Comfortably Numb
      Comfortably Numb

      Go for Lexus. Just see what the RDX has done to Acura/Honda's reliability ratings. Class Action Suits, and just junk. We bought one, two months ago, and HATE it with a passion. So angry we purchased vs. leased. It's a hunk of junk, poor design, materials, and assembly. It's an abomination.

      about 23 days ago
    • Sean Atkinson
      Sean Atkinson

      Lexus hands down

      about 26 days ago
    • Noah Boy
      Noah Boy

      LOS ANGELES – Owners of 2019 and 2020 Acura RDX vehicles today filed a class-action lawsuit against Honda alleging the automaker knowingly sold vehicles equipped with defective infotainment systems which it refuses to fix, according to Hagens Berman.Jul 11, 2019

      about 29 days ago
    • Mr B2stunt
      Mr B2stunt

      Me and my wife own a couple Lexus. But I’m loving that rdx and mdx aspec. Acura might be my next vehicle.

      about 1 month ago
    • Prince Maxwell
      Prince Maxwell

      This guy was paid to talk trash abt lexus...
      Lexus vehicles are on another level

      about 1 month ago
    • Drogon 298
      Drogon 298

      Or you could buy one 2 years old with 12k miles on it for $25k.

      about 1 month ago
    • bigwilliearmitage
      bigwilliearmitage

      Good review. Don't understand how 18 vs 20 wheels impacts turning radius? Wheelbase and steering geometry yes, but the size of the rims?? 🤔

      about 1 month ago
    • Honda Chen
      Honda Chen

      RDX 😍😍😍

      about 1 month ago
    • Randall Stewart
      Randall Stewart

      The phone answering button he was looking for in the RDX is in the Honda Passport.

      about 1 month ago
    • Comfortably Numb
      Comfortably Numb

      Go for the Lexus. Purchased a '20 RDX Tech about a month ago - our 9th Honda/Acura product and Acura is selling these vehicles with KNOWN issues. Just had lower control arm bushings replaced at three weeks old, and there remain two other design and manufacturing issues to have addressed. Cheap materials, poorly manufactured, bad quality control, and within one month multiple problems. AWFUL MPG, AWFUL road noise and tire roar. It is as if they completely skipped sound insulation, and 17.5 MPG in mixed driving over first 1K miles? NOT the Honda/Acura of old. There are better choices that are cheaper, or real luxury CUV's that are within striking range price-wise. This is a poser for both performance and luxury. Major buyers remorse here. Haven't ever had this many problems with a new vehicle , unacceptable and non-competitive. What a shame.

      about 1 month ago
    • Anand
      Anand In reply to Comfortably Numb

      @Comfortably Numb I have a Lexus GS right now, i agree they are great in term of quality. But that NX is poor in terms of performance, road noise and utility space. Looks like you got a bad RDX.

      about 1 month ago
    • Comfortably Numb
      Comfortably Numb In reply to Comfortably Numb

      @Anand lexus fit and finish is top notch, the RDX we bought should'nt have been delivered. I had Audi's in the dark days of that brand that were delivered with less initial defects.

      about 1 month ago
    • Anand
      Anand In reply to Comfortably Numb

      That Lexus NX is not comparable to the RDX. That NX is a failure from Lexus. Much worse than a Rav4

      about 1 month ago
    • Don
      Don

      It all comes down to how you prioritize performance vs luxury. If you value more performance — get the Acura. Conversely, if you value more luxury — get the Lexus. Both CUVs are great in all aspects, though.

      about 1 month ago
    • EDD W.
      EDD W.

      Funny how every comparison people compare the Lex to everything else...✌

      about 1 month ago
    • Mike
      Mike

      honestly if ur gonna buy the RDX, (unless money isn’t a problem) the base model is the only one really worth it. it literally comes with EVERYTHING.

      about 1 month ago
    • kelly o
      kelly o

      Does it make sense to compare two different cars of different years... 2019 Acura RDX and 2018 Lexus NX?

      about 2 months ago
    • C.O .H
      C.O .H In reply to kelly o

      yes, none of them have changed to this day

      about 1 month ago
    • TheFoxwiz
      TheFoxwiz

      After seeing that there is an RDX class action lawsuit with regards to the infotainment system, and the vehicle losing power while driving, I chose the NX 300

      about 2 months ago
    • Patrick Mansour
      Patrick Mansour

      Acura all the way down

      about 2 months ago
    • Tonya Jones
      Tonya Jones

      You kinda need the phone answering tab 😩😃

      about 2 months ago
    • Shahpar Lohuddin
      Shahpar Lohuddin

      The phone pick-up and hang-up button is the left roller knob which doubles as a switch when moved left/right.
      Great review as always. I've been following your videos for a couples years now and have purchased vehicles (pilot and rdx) based on your reviews. Also based on AoA, you and Alex are the best in the business. Keep up the good work.

      about 2 months ago
    • Seiko Watch
      Seiko Watch

      Lexus customers do not cross shop Acura. Each designed for a different market. Can’t go wrong with either. But it’s a good thing that they are different so consumers may have choices.

      about 2 months ago
    • A Paul Muller
      A Paul Muller

      Measuring, 18, 19mpg city. Premium fuel costing 40-50 cents more per gallon than regular. Noisy. Probably weak on an incline with three passengers. Why oh why are manufacturers doing away with 6 cylinder engines in 4,000 lb SUV's? Even highway mileage is nothing to right home about! I get a lot better gas mileage out of my v6 Lexus Rx350. They're adding all kinds of glitz and technology in the interior hoping car buyers won't notice the 4 cylinder engine!

      about 2 months ago
    • nate m
      nate m

      I like the Acura but I can’t remember the last time I saw an Acura dealer

      about 2 months ago
    • S L
      S L

      Getting the RDX

      about 2 months ago
    • Mauricio Castro
      Mauricio Castro

      Acura all the way.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jim Henry
      Jim Henry

      I own the RDX.
      It is really fast for a small SUV.
      It runs fantastic.
      It is badly over styled though, just like the Lexus.
      What ever psychotropic substances the guys and ladies were smoking when they designed these two vehicles escapes me. The absurd number of irrational belt line creases going all over the bloody place suggested to me that they were all high when they all said " yup, that's the best we can do"!

      about 2 months ago
    • 伯纳乌传说
      伯纳乌传说

      有翻译中文的吗?

      about 2 months ago
    • Arindam Paul
      Arindam Paul

      My new non-luxury Mazda is much more luxurious than this Lexus except road-noise. I cannot believe they have soft touch in Lexus and Acura while I have leather on my Mazda.

      about 2 months ago
    • blackspades0000
      blackspades0000

      The Acura is for someone that want to drive around racing. The Acura is not really for rugged low traction terrain.

      about 2 months ago
    • blackspades0000
      blackspades0000

      One thing that never mention is that the edge titanium had self parking.

      about 2 months ago
    • World Peace
      World Peace

      Acura changed the front for the better while Lexus did the complete opposite!

      about 3 months ago
    • Audrey Davis
      Audrey Davis

      Yah but Lexus is #1 on resale and reliability rankings and Acura is ranking in the #10-#15 range...just saying. All the great features of Acura will be worth less than a $1 when you want to sell it few years later.

      about 3 months ago
    • David Q
      David Q

      about 3 months ago
    • S S
      S S

      Infotainment on lexus is complete shit-show as far as tech of it goes. I do like the touchpad though

      about 3 months ago
    • Ahmad Harris
      Ahmad Harris

      I’m really interested in the Lexus NX my mom just recently gifted herself to a 2020 Lexus RX 350 she was very particular about the grille she wanted the F sport grille but she would of opt for that package she would of had to get the $60,000 f sport but i explained to her with the lil refresh Lexus did with the RX the grille is a lil more better looking than like a 2017 or 18 RX she was able to even get the LED 3 lights in the front headlight. I’ve only been looking at the NX f sport because the grille look soo much better than the regular 200t or 300 i really wish the F sport was a option or something for the regular NX 300, if i have to get a used I’ll consider but if i get a Lexus i want a brand new NX i want to be able to take the plastic off the seats myself lol 💯

      about 3 months ago
    • Ray Ray
      Ray Ray

      Ugly cars. Bathtubs on wheels.

      about 3 months ago
    • DeltaSleepy
      DeltaSleepy

      NX looks way better than the RDX

      about 3 months ago
    • tyrion lannister
      tyrion lannister

      Great review dude, I agree with you I wish Acura offered a more powerful option, just I would like see you add your comments on passing on the highway, I have a second generation Acura MDX, and when I would like to pass that v6 engine delivers.

      about 3 months ago
    • Riyaz Hudda
      Riyaz Hudda

      I love Toyota’s but Honda’s win me over with included features in lower trims.

      about 4 months ago
    • bickerin
      bickerin

      wow, you prefer the Acura's front end?!!! The market says you're taste is a bit on the poor side. The F Sport front end from Lexus is destroying Acura....

      about 4 months ago
    • Kim
      Kim

      I like how you review the interiors and features first.

      about 4 months ago
    • Canadianloon
      Canadianloon

      Lexus all the way
      Hate the Acura plastic dash and not to mention reliability isn't going to be as good.

      about 4 months ago
    • Choppaaah
      Choppaaah

      Lexus looks better

      about 4 months ago
    • Carlos M. Garcia Rivera
      Carlos M. Garcia Rivera

      RDX looks better, faster, roomier.....much better vehicle, period

      about 4 months ago
    • Free2016
      Free2016

      I drove a RX350 for several years and just bought a 2020 Acura RDX. The new RX350 is one UGLY car. That grill is horrible looking and definitely one of several reasons I didn't return to Lexus when buying. Very excited about my new Acura!! It's my 4th one!!

      about 4 months ago
    • shopwithaaron
      shopwithaaron

      Please stop using the Cruise control stalk from Toyota from the 2000...or proly b4!!!!

      about 5 months ago
    • Mcypress 5
      Mcypress 5

      Great review as always! You are among the top out here. I just purchased a 2019 NX 300 F Sport. It's an awesome SUV! The Acura is a very nice looking vehicle, but with the Lexus ranking so high for dependability and resale value for the F Sport, I chose it. $47,000.00 minus incentives, GREAT value. I have NO issues using the track pad for the infotainment system. To each is own, I guess.

      about 5 months ago
    • Julius Adams
      Julius Adams

      Toyota makes better cars than Honda get it right Acura can't even touch a Lexus when it comes to reliability and performance and luxury

      about 5 months ago
    • Julius Adams
      Julius Adams

      Lexus is by far the best

      about 5 months ago
    • rick jacobs
      rick jacobs

      Acura sucks

      about 5 months ago
    • KindredGh0st
      KindredGh0st

      That little mirror in the Lexus is totally for booger sugar.

      about 5 months ago
    • Beth H
      Beth H

      Thanks for the great review. I’m adding the RDX to my shopping list.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ten Two Lions Whelp
      Ten Two Lions Whelp In reply to Beth H

      Just test drove the RDX yesterday. Nice sporty precision and technology is supreme but the comfort and rear seating feels better in Lexus

      about 2 months ago
    • Lakshman Dalpadado
      Lakshman Dalpadado

      Japanese cars are designed by Origami teachers.

      about 5 months ago
    • JerseyJoe
      JerseyJoe

      Lexus grill is ugly ! Rdx is too big for a small suv !

      about 5 months ago
    • hadlee 189
      hadlee 189

      Redline Reviews, I wish you'd do any update review of both of these vehicles for these same 2020 Models. I'm looking at both of these vehicles.

      about 6 months ago
    • Vince
      Vince

      I'll pass on both of them

      about 6 months ago
    • 808 hammah
      808 hammah

      13:32 "Looks better than the red leh leh"

      about 6 months ago
    • android 95203
      android 95203

      Acura: much bigger vehicle.
      Lexus: much bigger grille.

      about 6 months ago
    • android 95203
      android 95203 In reply to android 95203

      bickerin not when they are the same price

      about 4 months ago
    • bickerin
      bickerin In reply to android 95203

      The point of a Compact SUV is a smaller SUV?...

      about 4 months ago
    • Kevin M
      Kevin M

      I agree on the infotainment center. Lexus really shafted us with this horrible system. It makes me beyond angry and not willing to get another Lexus. Plus my NX F Sport has been stripped of lots of standard equipment like automatic wipers.

      about 6 months ago
    • Midi Man
      Midi Man

      The date of this video is Sep 5, 2018
      2018,2019 and 2020 no Android Auto and even Lexus. Are these car companies nutts? 50 K just so you can use you phone screen to navigate
      Both are bad for a Luxury car. and to be honest both are junk as far as the touch pad. . They need to be designed with minimal driving distractions.

      about 6 months ago
    • Mcypress 5
      Mcypress 5

      I still prefer the NX300. Acura is a good car, but I just purchased a 2019 NX300. AWESOME VEHECILE!

      about 6 months ago
    • Mcypress 5
      Mcypress 5 In reply to Mcypress 5

      @Kevin M Fortunately, I have had no issues using voice navigation.

      about 6 months ago
    • Kevin M
      Kevin M In reply to Mcypress 5

      Wait til you try to use the voice navigation....

      about 6 months ago
    • Maynard Manansala
      Maynard Manansala

      Both cars are good but lexus exterior design is better that rdx ...

      about 6 months ago
    • CameraMom
      CameraMom

      I got the Acura RDX A-Spec in Apex Blue Pearl. Super attractive car! Definitely a head-turner! But overall, the ride, handling and power is simply amazing! The surround sound stereo system also was huge for me because I love to play my music all the time and crank the volume and it sounds incredible! I think Acura did an amazing job with the RDX!!

      about 6 months ago
    • D J
      D J

      Acura is trash

      about 6 months ago
    • Stephen Powdexter
      Stephen Powdexter

      13:00 no the Acura dealer cannot add Android software, even now. It is just Apple friendly. The Advance trim is not “ a couple thousand dollars” it is $4,900. Good review though. Watch out for price increases since this was filmed.

      about 6 months ago
    • delco714
      delco714

      Realistically, the rx350 f sport is the competition from Lexus.. though that's about 12k more expensive for the non f.. 8k more.

      about 6 months ago
    • TheLuismondo
      TheLuismondo

      LOL. No Apple car play???
      I get that in my 2016 Chevy Spark.

      about 6 months ago
    • J B
      J B

      Both Acura and Alexus need to step it up. The Korean manufacturers have stepped up considerably. The Lexus IS disappointing. The interior looks OLD

      about 6 months ago
    • richard kevin Grzenia
      richard kevin Grzenia

      More bloopers please😄

      about 6 months ago
    • Mr. C.G.O
      Mr. C.G.O

      Even I will take Jeep Cherokee over that NX. That system they use is horrendous

      about 6 months ago
    • Overly Attached Girlfriend
      Overly Attached Girlfriend

      Lexus has really become the ugliest car brand in the world.😰🤢🤮

      about 7 months ago
    • ShermanMR2
      ShermanMR2

      Being a Lexus loyalist and have driven both of these cars extensively I would say Lexus has a lot of work to do. I’m definitely switching out of Lexus and into something else. The RDX is one of the cars and I’m looking at. Definitely won’t be buying another Lexus for my next car and if Lexus doesn’t step up their game they will lose me for the one after that too.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jeffrey DeCory
      Jeffrey DeCory

      Drove an 05 RSX Type-S in college - looking at these gauges warms my heart!

      about 7 months ago
    • Jr Ladislao
      Jr Ladislao

      This dude is nuts. The new Lexus design will be timeless.

      about 7 months ago
    • Malandvula Machawe
      Malandvula Machawe

      Biased

      about 7 months ago
    • ECharlez14
      ECharlez14

      2019 RDX Black (A-Spec Red) will be my next car

      about 7 months ago
    • Mike Maha-Su
      Mike Maha-Su

      Thx. I will buy 2019 Honda pilot.

      about 7 months ago
    • SP FromNY914
      SP FromNY914

      LEXUS overall MORE Reliable but ACURA RDX BETTER HANDLING AND PERFORMANCE

      about 7 months ago
    • Dennis Xu
      Dennis Xu In reply to SP FromNY914

      Not necessarily more reliable. It's using a 2.0 turbo, not a rock solid 3.5l V6.

      about 7 months ago
    • Dan Yell
      Dan Yell

      Fuck you and your fucking commercials.

      about 7 months ago
    • HPESC International AB
      HPESC International AB

      https://youtu.be/OisxXHiCCcg

      about 7 months ago
    • Pinoy Kids Toys Channel
      Pinoy Kids Toys Channel

      Acura has better interior and infotainment compared to Lexus. Lexus has too much aluminum look plastic to it.

      about 7 months ago