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2012 Lexus RX Hybrid 2012 Acura MDX
2012 Lexus RX Hybrid 2012 Acura MDX
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD
  • AWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package
  • AWD with Advance Package
  • AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package


MSRP $45,235 $43,030  
Invoice $42,520 $39,863
Avg. Paid $35,197 $28,441

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.0 8.2  
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.2
Performance 8.4 8.7
Interior 8.5 8.2
Cost to Own 8.2 8.1
Safety 9.3 9.3
Reliability 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Stellar reliability rating
  • Serene ride
  • Nimble handling
  • Dull handling
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.7L/224
MPG 32 City / 28 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door  


Wheelbase(in) 107.9 108.3  
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 191.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 68.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4520 4550  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 7  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 139.7 141.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 61.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 61.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 59.1
Third Leg Room (in) 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.3 83.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 40.0 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 15.0


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard  
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard  
Front Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.7L/224
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 295 combined 300 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) - TBD - 270 @ 4500
Transmission Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - 37.6


Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 21.0


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

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