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Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX350

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDX
$554
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Lexus RX350

2015 Lexus RX350
$589
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Above Average

The Acura MDX Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 14 for luxury midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $554 which means it has average ownership costs. While repairs are more common, these issues are less likely to be severe than with other cars. Expect to make slightly more trips to the shop with a MDX, but for minor issues.

Excellent

The Lexus RX350 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 14 for luxury midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $589 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the RX350.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$554
inexpensive
very expensive
$589
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.6
not often
way too often
0.4
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
7%
minor issues
major issues
7%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(31 Reviews)
(6 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(1)
4 star
(19)
3 star
(3)
2 star
(4)
1 star
(0)

The Acura MDX ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in drive train.

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“I just got rid of my 2010 acura mdx at 140K miles. For the last 2 years I have had to spend $4K a year in repairs. Recently I noticed that the transmission lost 2 quarts of fluid in less than 40K m...”

Rating Details
5 star
(2)
4 star
(4)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

The Lexus RX350 ranks highest in electrical and ranks lowest in drive train.

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“I just picked up a 2007 RX350 with app. 70k miles. After going to my local mechanic turned out the struts and rack and pinion was leaking. I went back to CarMax where I purchased it, and they rep...”


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