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1502 Auto Park Way No., Escondido, CA, 92029

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Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Sat9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed

Acura MDX vs Lexus GX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lexus GX

$44,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$53,100 MSRP

Available Trim Levels

68.4 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

64.7 cubic feet
3.5L V6 engine


4.6L V8 engine
20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy**

EPA-Estimated MPG

15 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
9-speed automatic transmission


6-speed automatic transmission

When researching your next new luxury SUV in Escondido, you’re bound to come down to two exceptional options: the 2020 Acura MDX vs. the 2021 Lexus GX. Both models raise the bar for comfortable, convenient journeys at every turn, but only the MDX delivers thrills and efficiency for a lower starting price. Dig into the differences between the Acura MDX vs. Lexus GS and bring home the winner from Acura of Escondido today.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX: Pricing and Configurations

Buying a luxury SUV isn’t only about the drive itself: you want a vehicle packed with all the right amenities and features to make your commute through San Diego enjoyable. When comparing the Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX 460, you’ll see that Acura gives you more customization options through five compelling packages designed to defy all your expectations. Choose between:

  • Standard Package
  • A-Spec® Package
  • Advanced Package
  • Technology Package
  • Entertainment Package

Lexus only offers three trim levels and at a much higher starting price. The base GX starts at $53,100 MSRP compared to the MDX at $44,500 MSRP*.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX: Interior Dimensions

When it comes to interior space, the MDX and GX are similarly matched, with each SUV seating up to seven passengers in Temecula. Acura does provide a few extra inches of storage space which can make all the difference when you’re packing up all your groceries and gear.

2020 Acura MDX

  • 68.4 cubic feet max cargo space
  • 38.1 inches of front headroom
  • 61.1 inches of front shoulder room
  • 57.5 inches of front hip room

2021 Lexus GX:

  • 64.7 cubic feet max cargo capacity
  • 38 inches of front headroom
  • 55.4 inches of front shoulder room
  • 56.5 inches of front hip room

Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX: Performance Features

The biggest difference between the Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX 460 comes down to performance. While the GX provides more power and towing capacity, that performance comes at a cost to efficiency. The energetic V6 engine found in the MDX delivers an exhilarating drive through Carlsbad without sacrificing fuel economy, helping you go further between stops to the pump.

2020 Acura MDX FWD:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy** rating
  • 3,500-lb towing capacity

2021 Lexus GX 460:

  • 4.6L V8 engine
  • 15 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 6,500-lb towing capacity

Experience the Acura MDX at Acura of Escondido

The best way to decide between the Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX 460 is to test drive the MDX at Acura of Escondido! We’re proud to offer MDX lease offers to make your new SUV even more affordable, as well as several new vehicle specials and car buying tips to help you make a savvy purchase. Contact us to schedule your test drive today!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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1502 Auto Park Way No. • Escondido, CA 92029

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