2022 Lexus GX vs. Acura MDX

2022 Lexus GX
2022 Lexus GX 460


2022 Acura MDX
301 HP


290 HP
329 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm


267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
4.6L V8


3.5L V6
6,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

FWD - 3,500 pounds (standard) SH-AWD 5.000 pounds (requires upgrade)
Full-time 4WD



Adaptive Variable Suspension

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Torsen®* Limited-Slip Center Differential

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Who wouldn’t want to be seen riding around Mt. Laurel in a newLexus GX? This stylish, yet powerful SUV would dominate any roadway. But you might be wondering how it compares to the competition, like the Acura MDX. If you’re having an internal GX 460 vs. MDX debate, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a detailed, side-by-side Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX comparison below to show you just how much the GX dominates the competition.



2022 GX 460 vs. MDX – Under the Hood

If you’re looking for a powerful vehicle that can take on our Voorhees roads like a beast, the Lexus GX is your vehicle. The Lexus GX delivers significantly more horsepower and torque than the Acura MDX. Here are the specs:

2022 Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX – Engine Specs

2022 Lexus GX

  • Engine – 4.6L V8
  • Horsepower – 301 HP
  • Torque – 329 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

2022 Acura MDX

  • Engine – 3.5L V6
  • Horsepower – 290 HP
  • Torque – 267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

2022 Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX – Performance Features

The Acura MDX comes standard with a mere front-wheel drive drivetrain, while the standard drivetrain on the Lexus GX is a full-time four-wheel drive – the only SUV in its class to do so. That means you can count on more control on our Moorestown roads. Other Lexus GX features include the Adaptive Variable Suspension, which senses road conditions and adjusts the electronically controlled shocks accordingly. There’s also the Torsen® Limited-Slip Center Differential, which gives the vehicle better traction both on and off-road. You won’t find these features in the Acura MDX:

  • Full-time 4WD
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension
  • Torsen® Limited-Slip Center Differential

2022 Acura MDX vs. Lexus GX – Towing

You’ll want to pick the Lexus GX if you do serious towing on the weekends. The standard base GX configuration can tow 6,000 pounds. That’s thousands of pounds more than the standard towing capacity of the MDX. It even beats the MDX when the MDX is upgraded to all-wheel drive.

2022 GX 460 vs. MDX – Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2022 Lexus GX: 6,000 pounds
  • 2022 Acura MDX: 3,500 pounds standard / 5,000 pounds with upgrade to AWD

Check Out the New Lexus GX at Lexus of Cherry Hill

It’s pretty clear how much the Lexus GX dominates the competition. Why don’t you come take a test drive? We’re conveniently located near Philadelphia. But you can even get started right now by getting pre-approved for financing online. Drop by or contact us today!


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