2020 Acura MDX Transparent

Acura MDX

2020 Lexus GX

2020 Lexus GX

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Lexus GX

2020 Acura MDX FWD


2020 Lexus GX 460

$44,400 MSRP*

Starting Price

$53,000 MSRP

Available Trim Levels

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
9-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters


6-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission

If you’re in the market for a luxury SUV to take your Asheville and Hendersonville commute to the next level, then you may be considering the 2020 Acura MDX or 2020 Lexus GX. While both of these models offer impressive interior and safety features for their respective prices, only one can be right for you. Learn more with this Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX 460 comparison with automotive experts from Apple Tree Acura.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX: Pricing and Configurations

Many drivers want a luxury vehicle with plenty of choices when it comes to pricing and trim levels. When you opt for the Acura MDX lineup, you can choose from five available unique packages or trim levels, while the GX lineup only offer three trim levels to choose from. Take a look at the starting prices and more, below:

  • 2020 Acura MDX: The base trim of the Acura MDX with FWD starts at $44,400 MSRP*. There are five packages (trim levels) available: Standard, A-Spec®, Advanced, Technology, and Entertainment. The top Entertainment Package with Advance Package and Super Handling AWD starts at $60,150 MSRP*.
  • 2020 Lexus GX 460: The base GX starts at $53,000 MSRP. There are three trims to choose from: GX 460, GX 460 Premium, and GX 460 Luxury. The top GX 460 Luxury trim starts at $64,265 MSRP.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX: Interior Dimensions

For a great price, you want to ensure that your luxury SUV offers plenty of ample passenger and cargo space so everything can come along for the ride. Here’s a breakdown of the interior dimensions for the Acura MDX and Lexus GX:

  • 2020 Acura MDX: The MDX interior can seat up to seven passengers for comfortable drives around Hendersonville. 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.
  • 2020 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.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX: Safety Features

When you get behind the wheel of a luxury SUV, you want to ensure that you have plenty of safety features to keep you alert and protected. With the MDX, you’ll have access to the AcuraWatch™ suite of safety features which comes as standard and includes many more safety features than the GX, which include:

  • 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 2020 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

Test Drive the Acura MDX at Apple Tree Acura

Now that you’ve compared the Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX 460, you can check out even more comparisons at Apple Tree Acura like the Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot, and then make your way over to our dealership and experience the MDX towing capacity and more in person. Be sure to browse our inventory of new and used MDX models for sale to see what suits you best. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a test drive near Johnson City!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. 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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