Comfort is an essential feature of any vehicle, including for the SUV. As you may be just as likely to encounter difficult terrain as you are highways, being comfortable means you’ll experience the best ride possible. Your passengers will appreciate being able to stretch their legs as well as enjoying freedom of movement. The following hard-number measurements for both the MDX and RX 350 are as follows:
While the RX 350 offers slightly more headroom and legroom initially, its lack of a third row affects this advantage. The MDX is the bigger vehicle, meaning that it’s designed to comfortably accommodate three rows of passengers. This is more easily seen in the shoulder room and hip room measurements, as the MDX clearly runs past the amount of space offered by the RX 350. With the larger interior environment, the passengers in the MDX can enjoy their luxury ride.
In this category both vehicles bring their A-game. The MDX shows up with an HD 12.3-inch center display that’s controlled through the True Touchpad Interface™. With the RX 350, it comes equipped with an 8-inch Lexus Multimedia System on a color LCD multimedia display.
Both vehicles offer Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration as well as Alexa compatibility. Also shared between them is their respective connected service options, which mirror each other pretty well.
The differences arise once you move past that and see what extras are included. With the RX 350, you have access to Bluetooth® and USB smartphone connectivity, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, and SiriusXM® 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription. While with the MDX, it has Precision Cockpit™, which is a configurable digital experience when driving; and a 10.5-inch Head-Up Display, which projects info like your speed, AcuraWatch® alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, and more.