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2019 Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX | Luxury SUV Comparison
2019 Acura MDX FWD

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Lexus GX 460 4WD

2019 Lexus GX

2019 Acura MDX vs. 2019 Lexus GX

2019 Acura MDX


2019 Lexus GX
$44,300 MSRP*

Starting Price

$52,355 MSRP
$56,050 MSRP*

Top Price

$63,755 MSRP
68.4 cubic feet

Cargo Capacity

64.7 cubic feet
3.5L direct injection V6


4.6L V8
20 mpg/city and 27 mpg/highway**

EPA-Estimated MPG

15 mpg city and 18 mpg highway
Nine-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters


Six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission

The 2019 Acura MDX and the 2019 Lexus GX have been making big strides as two of the most popular and reliable SUVs on the market. And, Grosse Pointe customers are eager to know which one comes out on top. Let’s take a look at how these two models compare and what drivers can expect to pay as well as interior and safety features.

Pricing and Configurations

Since price is one of the very first things St. Clair Shores customers look at when making their new vehicle decision, they will be surprised to see that the Acura MDX comes at a much better starting price than the Lexus GX. The MDX also provides drivers with even more options to meet their driving needs with five different packages or trim levels, while the GX is only available in three trims. Here’s what customers can expect to pay from the MDX and GX lineups:

  • 2019 Acura MDX: The base trim of the Acura MDX starts at $44,300 MSRP.* There are five packages (trim levels) available: Standard, A-Spec®, Advanced, Technology, and Entertainment. The top Advance Package starts at $56,050 MSRP.*
  • 2019 Lexus GX: The base GX starts at  $52,355 MSRP. There are three trims to choose from: GX 460, GX 460 Premium, and GX 460 Luxury. GX 460 Luxury trim starts at  $63,755 MSRP.
2019 Acura MDX with Advance Package on the road

Interior Dimensions

When you step inside the interior of these two luxury vehicles, one of the first things you’ll notice is the sleek, modern design as well as plenty of room to get comfortable. Both the MDX and GX offer plenty of cabin space for luggage and seven passengers, although those who opt for the GX may find themselves in a slightly more compact vehicle. This is what drivers will find inside these two models:

  • 2019 Acura MDX: The MDX interior can seat up to seven passengers for comfortable drives around St. Clair Shores. The Acura MDX has a max cargo space of 68.4 cubic feet, as well as 38.1 inches of front headroom, 61.1 inches of front shoulder room, and 57.5 inches of front hip room.
  • 2019 Lexus GX: When you compare the Acura MDX vs Lexus GX 460, you’ll see that this SUV also seats up to seven passengers, but it only has a max cargo capacity of 64.7 cubic feet. There are just 38 inches of front headroom, 55.4 inches of front shoulder room, and 56.5 inches of front hip room.
2019 MDX rear seats

Safety Features

Safety is the biggest priority for Sterling Heights customers and the 2019 Acura MDX has no shortage of advanced features including its AcuraWatch™ suite which comes standard to keep you focused on the road ahead and every passenger protected.

With this suite, you get:

  • Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Advanced Front Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Driver’s Knee Airbag

The 2019 Lexus GX offers the following standard safety features:

  • Four-wheel Active Traction Control
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect
  • 10 Airbags
  • Active front headrests
  • LED Headlamps and Tail Lamps

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With an unbeatable starting price coupled with plenty of interior room and safety features, the 2019 Acura MDX is hands down the better choice over the Lexus GX. You can learn more about the MDX towing capacity as well as its trim levels. And, be sure to view our inventory of new and used models to find the right model for you. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

More About the 2019 MDX

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  • What is the 2019 Acura MDX Towing Capacity?

    The 2019 Acura MDX has a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, allowing you to haul around a small trailer or boat around Grosse Pointe. Learn More View MDX Inventory How Much Can an Acura MDX Tow? Front-Wheel Drive: FWD is standard on the Acura MDX. With with drivetrain you can tow up to 3,500 pounds….

  • 2019 Acura MDX Trim Levels

      The Acura MDX trim levels offer five different driving experiences to suit any preferences, so you’re sure to find at least one model that includes your every need and want. Which model will you choose? Let’s look at the Acura MDX inventory below: View MDX Inventory Model Overview Contact Us Standard Starting the Acura…

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2019 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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