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Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX350

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Acura MDX

$554
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Lexus RX350

$589
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
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.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
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.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$554
inexpensive
expensive
$589
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.6
not often
very often
0.39
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
7%
not urgent
urgent
7%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(1)
4
(19)
3
(3)
2
(4)
1
(0)
The Acura MDX ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in drive train.
“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...”
“I just got rid of my 2010 acura mdx at 140K miles. For the last 2 years I have had to spend $4K a...”
5
(2)
4
(4)
3
(0)
2
(0)
1
(0)
The Lexus RX350 ranks highest in electrical and ranks lowest in drive train.
“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...”
“I just picked up a 2007 RX350 with app. 70k miles. After going to my local mechanic turned out t...”
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