2018 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Lexus NX 200t

2018 Acura RDX vs. 2017 Lexus NX 200t

Introduced in 2014 as a 2015 model, the NX is the newest member of the Lexus luxury crossover stable. It is offered in base
and F SPORT trim levels with a number of available option packages. The NX 200t comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged
4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid version is also available (NX 300h) with a Continuously
Variable Transmission. All models are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Although the NX offers a great deal of luxury and technology, its options are offered in pricey groups. The RDX has an array of
standard features, and a number of driver-assist features not available on NX.

Acura RDX advantages over Lexus NX 200t:
• The RDX uses a larger-displacement V-6 engine that doesn’t require an expensive turbocharger to generate power.
• More horsepower (279 hp vs. 235 hp)
• Standard Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) for improved fuel efficiency
• Larger standard wheels and tires (18-inch vs. 17-inch)
• Smaller turning circle diameter – curb-to-curb (38.9 feet vs. 39.8 feet)
• Standard multi-view rear camera1 (vs. single-view)
• More front headroom (38.7 inches vs. 37.4 inches)
• More rear legroom (38.3 inches vs. 36.1 inches)
• More interior passenger volume (103.5 cu. ft. vs. 70.8 cu. ft.)
• More cargo room2 with the second-row seats up or down
• The RDX comes with a host of standard and available features that you won’t find on the NX 200t:
––Available GPS-linked3 climate control when equipped with navigation
––Available remote engine start
––Available Adaptive Cruise Control4
––Standard Active Sound Control
––Available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system5
––Available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)6
––Available Song By Voice® and Aha™7 compatibility
––Available On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)
• In addition, you’ll have to pay extra on the NX 200t to get these standard RDX features:
––Paddle shifters
––Power moonroof
––Remote-linked power-operated tailgate
––Heated front seats
––HomeLink®8
––Automatic dimming rearview mirror
––Pandora®9 capability

Lexus NX 200t advantages over Acura RDX
• Standard fog lights (vs. available)
• Available power adjustable tilt/telescopic steering column
• Higher towing capacity (2000 lb. vs. 1500 lb.)
• Better corrosion warranty (6 years/unlimited miles vs. 5 years/unlimited miles)


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DISCLAIMERS
1 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
2 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
3 Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.
4 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.
5 FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
6 LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
7 Aha is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply.
8 HomeLink and the HomeLink house are registered trademarks of Johnson Controls®.
9 Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply.