2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Lexus GX 460 | Continental Acura
2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Lexus GX 460

2018 Lexus GX 460

2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 Lexus GX 460

When you compare the 2018 Acura MDX to the 2018 Lexus GX 460, you’ll quickly notice that:

  • The Acura starts at $44,200*
  • The Lexus starts at $51,855

A price difference of $7,655 will naturally have you questioning how the Lexus justifies its expense. After checking out the Acura’s superior performance, efficiency, features, and safety, you’ll still be unsure exactly where that extra money is going.

Performance and Efficiency

2018 Acura MDX


2018 Lexus GX


City MPG (2WD)



Highway MPG (2WD)


9-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic

6.5 Seconds

0-to-60 MPH Speed (Per Edmunds)

7.5 Seconds

2018 Acura MDX

The 2018 Lexus GX 460 fits an absurdly fuel-thirsty 4.8L V8 engine as standard, and yet it can’t go from zero to 60 mph as fast as the Acura’s cutting-edge 3.5L V6. As noted by Edmunds.com, “the GX can feel lethargic owing to its heavy curb weight and economy-minded throttle pedal.” Not exactly compelling, especially for anyone making frequent trips between Plainfield and Aurora.


2018 Acura MDX


2018 Lexus GX 460


Power Liftgate



Leather-Trimmed Seats



Tri-Zone Climate Control



Apple CarPlay

Not Offered


Android Auto

Not Offered


Heated Front Seats


2018 Acura MDX exterior

The new Lexus GX 460 makes a bad habit of demanding extra for features the new MDX is happy to supply as standard. It also skips some of the Acura’s more innovative available features, such as the optional GPS-linked climate control system.


Acura isn’t content with offering top-of-the-line safety — true to form, they offer it as standard through advanced driver-assistance technologies such as Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow.

If you demand the same level of safety from your 2018 Lexus GX, prepare to dig deep: those features are only available with the Luxury model (MSRP $63,230), and only when you cough up for the available Driver Support package.

2018 Acura MDX Accolades

  • 2018 Top Safety Pick***
  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA****
2018 Acura MDX rear camera

The 2018 Acura MDX Leaves the 2018 Lexus GX 460 in the Dust

The pricy Lexus GX 460 does little to justify its asking price, especially when the Acura offers so much more for appreciably less. Contact us today to find out more, visit us at 2275 Aurora Ave in Naperville, or feel free to apply for financing from the comfort of your own home.


Why Buy From Continental Acura of Naperville?

Some of the top reasons to shop at our dealership include:

  • Part of Continental Motors Group, which has been named “Best Auto Dealer” 8 Years in a Row by Naperville Magazine’s “Best of” Awards*****
  • Put the petal to the metal at the Naperville Test Track before you buy — it’s a test drive that you’re sure to remember!
  • Our reviews tell you everything you need to know: namely that our customers always come first!


* Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a destination & handling charge. Destination charge for ILX, TLX and RLX is $995.00, NSX is $1800.00 and MDX and RDX is $995.00. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

** Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

*** http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/acura/mdx-4-door-suv

**** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.

***** Best of Naperville

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Phone: 630-960-2100

2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: 630-949-3123

2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL


Phone: 630-866-8399

2275 Aurora Ave Naperville, IL
41.7648824 -88.191809
Continental Acura of Naperville 41.7648824, -88.191809.