Acura vs Lexus



The Acura and Lexus brands are offshoots of two of the most popular car companies in the world. Acura is a subsidiary of Honda, while Lexus is a subsidiary of Toyota. Each of these brands are known for producing reliable, long-lasting vehicles, and their subsidiary brands add an additional layer of luxury.

This Acura vs. Lexus comparison is brought to you by the team at Ira Lexus of Manchester and may help you decide what you’d prefer to drive around the Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack areas.

Lexus RX


Lexus LX

Which Brand Offers More Models?

Both brands enjoy continuous success and offer a number of impressive vehicles. Lexus offers 11 different basic models, while Acura has just six (not counting hybrids). Therefore, Lexus offers a much larger variety of options.

Both brands offer options in the sedan, coupe, and SUV body styles, with hybrid models available in all three categories. However, Lexus has six, while Acura has just three. If you’re looking to save some money at the gas pump, Lexus has more options for you to choose from.

Acura also does not offer a large SUV. If you’re looking to fit the whole family into your vehicle, you’ll want to look at the Lexus LX. According to studies, Lexus delivers some of the highest customer retention rates in the industry, likely due to the brand’s famously high reliability ratings.

Available Lexus Models

As we mentioned before, Lexus has a wide variety of automobiles to choose from. Here’s a comprehensive list of what they have to offer:

High-Performing Automobiles

Additionally, Lexus offers more performance cars than Acura (four vs. one). How do the brands compare in more than just sheer volume? We’ll answer that question by looking at the Lexus LC vs. Acura NSX.

The Lexus LC comes with a 5.0L V8 engine that churns out 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. Despite having so much power, the LC is quite fuel-efficient. It achieves an EPA-estimated 16 city/25 highway MPG, ensuring your gas stations stops will be minimal.*

The Acura NSX also offers impressive power ratings through its V6 engine. Unfortunately, the vehicle is not quite as fuel-efficient. If your commutes are primarily on the open road, the EPA-estimated 22 highway MPG may not do the trick.

More people can enjoy the ride inside the LC too. It seats four people, while the NSX only has room for two. If you decide to take a fun road trip, you may want to opt for the Lexus model—and not just for more seating. You’ll have 5.4 cubic feet of trunk space to take advantage of. The Acura, meanwhile, has only 4.4 cubic feet of cargo room.

Lexus GX Safety

Advanced Safety Systems

Lexus and Acura have designed incredibly safe automobiles with features to help prevent accidents as well as ones to combat potential impacts.

However, when it comes to safety ratings, Lexus trumps Acura. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), four Lexus vehicles are deemed highly safe for drivers and their passengers:


This is partly due to the Lexus Safety System+ suite of driver-assisting technologies that comes standard in most Lexus models. Some features of the system include a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, and Intelligent High Beams.

Acura has its own impressive safety suite in its models. Unfortunately, just one vehicle—the RDX—received a safety rating from the IIHS.

Schedule Your Test Drive Today

If you’d like to discover what Lexus can offer you, contact Ira Lexus of Manchester to schedule a test drive of one of our vehicles.

You can get a look at our full inventory on our website, where you can narrow down your search using our helpful filters to find a model that suits you. If you have any questions about our cars or if you need advice or assistance in any way, feel free to contact us and speak to a member of our expert team.

We can’t wait to get you behind the wheel and onto the streets of Bedford, Manchester, and Merrimack!


*Preliminary mileage estimates determined by Lexus. EPA mileage estimates not available at time of publishing. Actual mileage will vary.

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