2013 Lexus GS 350 vs 2014 Acura RLX

If You’re Looking for the 2013 Lexus GS 350 RWD Around Kentucky…

The luxury sedan market has seen quite the activity thanks to the 2013 Lexus GS 350 RWD, and Kentucky drivers in particular seem intrigued. By fusing the luxury of the Lexus brand with a new sharp sense of style, Lexus has given new life to a classic vehicle — the 2013 GS 350 is now ready to compete with sports cars.

Not only is there a more svelte, athletic build to the updated model, the redesigned front end carries a 3.5L V6 under the hood that’s rated at 306 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The expanded cabin has more room that earlier models, and it sports an available high-tech infotainment system: the Lexus Enform system. Built with a 12.3-inch display with conveniently-mounted controls on the center console, the Enform system links your life and your car.

While the Lexus is impressive, we know that Kentucky area drivers have noticed the 2014 Acura RLX, which entered the scene this year to replace the Acura RL. Powered by a 3.5L V6, but unlike the GS 350, the Acura VTEC technology puts it ahead:

  • Acura offers more power, with the RLX getting 310 hp to the Lexus’ 306 hp
  • Acura’s vehicle is more efficient too, with drivers getting 20 mpg city/31 mpg highway.* Lexus owners only get 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway

As an added boost, the RLX sports more aluminum than any other car in their modern lineup, shedding over 160 pounds from the weight of the vehicle without cutting out any interior passenger or storage space. Indeed, the RLX still offers more passenger space than the Lexus (102.1 cubic feet compared to the 99 cubic feet of the GS 350), and the Acura also sports more legroom, 38.8 inches compared to the 36.3 inches of the Lexus, and improved cargo storage (14.9 cubic feet to the 14.3 cubic feet of the Lexus).

Not only does the Acura have all of these advantages, but they come at a lower price than the 2013 GS 350 when they are equipped similarly. Take a look at how these models stack up: