The Lexus RX and the Acura MDX are two of the longest-running luxury suvs, both going back more than two decades. Both provide premium style and amenities for less money than similarly sized European models. And while they used to focus more on relaxed comfort than sporty excitement, both have dialed up their performance credentials as well.
But which one should you buy? In the coming pages, we’ll explore the pros and cons of these two popular mid-size crossovers — the best-selling 2021 Lexus RX and the newly redesigned 2022 Acura MDX — declare which is best in each of eight categories, and then name our overall winner.