Does the 2016 Lexus RX 350 Price Stand Up to Competition?

May 24th, 2016 by

2017 Acura RDXWe know that many of our Wisconsin drivers have expectations of their luxury crossovers, and rightly so. While the 2016 Lexus RX 350 price might make it seem like it should have a comprehensive list of amenities, that’s not quite the truth of the situation. We compared the Lexus to one of its top competitors—the 2017 Acura RDX—to give you an idea of what a well-equipped crossover SUV looks like.

Acura has built their reputation on delivering affordable luxury cars, and the RDX fits right in line with that reputation, starting with the price.

  • The 2016 Lexus RX 350 is a five-passenger crossover with a base price of $41,900 (MSRP).
  • 2017 Acura RDX models also seat five yet are priced at just $35,370 (MSRP).*

Let’s take a look at how the features compare to put those prices in perspective.

The Features of a Modern Crossover

Most drivers would see a price difference like that and think that the Lexus must have a better package of standard features, but we’re actually not sure why the 2016 Lexus RX 350 price is as high as it is. When it comes to features, the RDX has a pretty significant advantage with these standard amenities:

  • Driver-side memory settings for seating, climate control, and mirrors
  • One-touch power moonroof
  • Heated front seating
  • Speed-sensing wipers
  • Steering wheel–mounted paddle shifters

To be clear, these are just a few of the RDX’s many standard amenities; they also happen to be the features that are included on every new RDX that either require an upgrade or are unavailable on the Lexus. Drivers looking to further upgrade their RDX can add on AcuraWatch Plus, Technology, and Advance Packages with upgraded safety, tech, and comfort features as well.

We put these two crossovers side by side and compared engine specs, features, fuel economy, and more in our 2016 Lexus RX 350 review to give you a more detailed look at these two crossovers.

Test Drive an Acura

We think the best way to get a sense of the value offered by the 2017 RDX is to sit behind the wheel and simply relax in the cabin for a bit. Visit a Wisconsin Acura Dealer near you today for a test drive of the RDX, and experience the meeting of luxury and affordability.


*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.

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

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, RDX