Does the 2016 Lexus GX 460 Price Offer True Value Like the Acura MDX?

November 24th, 2015 by

2016 Acura MDX in Graphite Luster MetallicWe know that when Wisconsin drivers go looking for a new luxury crossover, many of them are willing to spend more than they would for an average crossover for prestige, features, and luxuries, but does the 2016 Lexus GX 460 price actually deliver?

We compared the GX 460 to the 2016 Acura MDX to get an idea of which one of these vehicles might be better for the Wisconsinite looking to get their money’s worth on their next luxury crossover.

Finding Savings in an Acura

There are two ways drivers can save in a new vehicle: the short term and the long term. Short-term savings are found in the initial purchase price while long-term savings can last as long as the vehicle is driven and are usually found in the fuel economy.

  • The 2016 Lexus LX 460 price starts at $50,140, and it has a fuel economy of 20 mpg on the highway and 15 mpg in the city.
  • The 2016 Acura MDX FWD base, on the other hand, is priced starting at $42,865 (MSRP)* and earns an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg.**

Those are pretty significant differences in both price and fuel efficiency of these popular luxury SUVs, and it’s far from the only thing setting them apart.

Acura Offers Superior Features

Many drivers would expect the higher 2016 Lexus GX 460 price to mean that it comes with a superior package of features, but the MDX actually has the edge in several key areas. The following amenities are found on each MDX but require an upgrade (if they are even available) on the Lexus:

  • Rear heating and air conditioning controls
  • Voice-activated technology controls
  • Power liftgate
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • Heated front seats
  • Noise and sound cancellation
  • Perimeter lighting
  • Remote trunk release

That’s a pretty significant list of features when the MDX already offers the savings it does.

Test Drive an MDX

We think that it’s clear which one of these vehicles gives drivers more on paper, but with a luxury crossover, you need to experience it firsthand. Visit a Wisconsin Acura Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the 2016 Acura MDX and see everything it has to offer; we think you’ll be glad you did.


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2016 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.

Wisconsin Acura Dealers includes Bergstrom Acura, Acura of Brookfield, and Zimbrick Acura.

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