2016 Acura RDX vs. 2015 Lexus NX Turbo

2016 Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX

2015 Lexus NX

2015 Lexus NX Turbo

Both the 2016 Acura RDX and 2015 Lexus NX Turbo are two of the most refined SUVs on the road with gorgeous looks and plentiful space. But when it comes to the ultimate luxury vehicle, which SUV provides the better experience? We put the 2016 Acura RDX Base and 2015 Lexus NX 200t Base head-to-head in several categories to see which is the better buy. In the end, one vehicle swept the competition.

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Both SUVs feature high-powered engines that can take you anywhere you need to go with all-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Lexus NX has a standard 2.0 DOHC L I-4 engine with an impressive 235 hp. However, the Acura RDX has a standard 3.5L SOHC V6 engine with 279 hp. That means you’ll get 44 additional horsepower with the RDX at your command.


Both luxury SUVs feature sophisticated designs with high-tech features. The 2016 Acura RDX has that extra edge that will make drivers a little more comfortable. The RDX has a power liftgate for easier loading, while the NX only has a manual liftgate. The RDX also has a sunroof with express open and closing features to enjoy the fresh air. The NX Turbo doesn’t offer a sunroof at all. Further, the Acura has better lighting options with delay-off headlamps and courtesy lights. You won’t find either features on the NX Turbo.


The 2016 Acura RDX features a larger cargo volume than the 2015 Lexus NX Turbo. The Acura has a spacious interior with 2178 liters of room to safely haul bulky items. At its absolute maximum, the Lexus only has 1545 liters of interior cargo room. This can be a huge difference when moving houses, hauling equipment, or even carrying groceries. Additionally, the Acura has overhead console storage for even more cargo space, while the Lexus does not.

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After all the numbers were crunched, the 2016 Acura RDX was the clear winner over the 2015 Lexus NX Turbo. The RDX simply had the edge with its powerful performance, illuminated design, and spacious interior. Check out the 2016 Acura RDX at Harmony Acura. Feel free to contact us online to set up a test drive.