Comparison - Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2019 - vs - Lexus GS 450h F Sport 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
52,800
Updated: 
01 Apr 2019
68,680
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.40gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA
Fathom Blue Pearl
#123969
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid ranked #15 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Acura MDX Hybrid has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quick acceleration
Agile handling
Good fuel economy

Cons
Rivals are more luxurious inside
Several competitors provide more cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs.

PROS
Agreeable styling
Interesting options
Capable all-wheel drive system
Great standard features
Plenty of room

CONS
Expensive options
Busy transmission
Confusing trim/package choices
A-Spec is all for looks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised calibrations for transmission programming and engine idle-stop system.Advance package-equipped MDXs have continuously variable suspension dampers.New A-Spec variant.The 2019 Acura MDX comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season traction
Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons
Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals
Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus GS 450h carries over unchanged from 2017.With just one trim level, the GS 450h is very easy to buy. There are stand-alone options such as a Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system, a power trunklid and parking sensors, and they're all relatively affordable.

PROS
Excellent fuel economy for a midsize luxury sedan
Comfortable and spacious interior is richly appointed
Still reasonably quick and sporty

CONS
Substantial cost premium over GS 350
Infotainment interface can frustrate

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus GS is a worthy rival to its German foes in terms of luxury and handling, but its engine lineup is falling behind the competition.

Pros
Handling and poise
Voluptuous sheet metal
Comfortable, supportive front seats
Crisp F Sport steering
Connectivity complete with Enform

Cons
F Sport's stiffer ride
Responsiveness in GS 300
Mediocre mileage for GS 350
Tight back-seat knee room
Cabin's plastic trim

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Lexus GS Hybrid ranked #6 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Lexus GS Hybrid has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Refined, quiet cabin
Comfortable, spacious seats
Impressive list of standard safety and technology features
Lively, refined hybrid powertrain

Cons
Cumbersome, distracting infotainment controller
Mediocre fuel savings for a hybrid
Much pricier than other GS models

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
29.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
289ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
Horsepower: 
321hp
at 6 300rpm
338hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.20in
192.10in
Width: 
77.70in
72.40in
Height: 
67.40in
57.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
5.10in
Front Track: 
66.30in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
38.00
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
54.50in
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
37.80
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
54.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
36.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
55.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
13.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4471.00lbs
4112.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
16 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
501 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
12 Total Speakers
Adjustable Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0-In
19 X 9.0
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
F SPORT 19" Split Nine-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
Exterior Options: 
One-Touch Power Trunk
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Orange Brake Calipers
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Black Brake Calipers
Premium Paint
Interior Options: 
Key Glove
Color Heads-Up Display
Carpet Trunk Mat
Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Espresso, leather
#473C38