2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Lexus GS

2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 Lexus GS

Looking to upgrade your car to a stylish and luxury vehicle? The 2020 Acura RLX and the 2020 Lexus GS are both luxury sedan options. They both offer you some great style, performance, and other features. How do you know which one is best for you? Check out the comparison below to see how these vehicles match up, and reach out to us if you have any questions.


The Acura RLX is sculpted to give you great performance, as well as a great style. This sedan is elegant and expressive with features like the Diamond Pentagon grille, dual chrome exhaust outlets, LED taillights, and 19-inch alloy wheels. You can be bold with exterior color options like Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl.

The exterior of the 2020 GS is luxurious and functional, with features like exterior sculpting and LED lighting. The Lexus GS also offers you practical features like the power-folding, auto-dimming outside mirrors. The GS F Sport model gives you some specific exterior styling to allow you to show your personality. There are features like F Sport badging, signature grille inserts, and distinctive front fascia.

Performance and Engine Options

Next, let’s take a look at the performance you get with the Acura RLX and the Lexus GS. The 2020 Acura RLX comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine gives you plenty of power and capability with 310-horsepower and a 10-speed automatic transmission. This is the performance you get with the RLX unless you opt for the Sport Hybrid version of this vehicle.

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid has the same V6 engine, but this engine comes with a lithium-ion battery pack and three electric motors to give you a more powerful performance. This hybrid version exists to increase power and performance, so it gives you 377-horsepower. It is also paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Both of these engines give you good fuel economy, but you can get the best fuel economy with the hybrid engine option.

In the 2020 Lexus GS, you have two different engine options. Your first engine option is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that gives you 311-horsepower. This engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and it offers you a decent fuel economy.

Your other engine option in the Lexus GS comes in the high-end GS F trim. This engine is a 5.0-liter V8 engine that gives you 467-horsepower. This engine offers you an intense performance, but you do not get very good gas mileage. Also, this top-trim is much more of an investment than the base-level trim option.

Interior and Technology

The 2020 Acura RLX seats five people with standard leather upholstery. This vehicle also offers you heated front seats standard, as well as standard 12-way adjustable front seats. You can upgrade your interior to get features like ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats. The trunk space in the Acura RLX depends upon the model. In the normal RLX, you have a 14.9 cubic-foot trunk, but in the hybrid RLX, you have a 12 cubic-foot trunk.

In the 2020 RLX, you have a lot of great technology standard. This vehicle comes with a dual-screen infotainment system. The first screen is an 8-inch upper display that is predominately for the standard navigation system. The other screen is a 7-inch touchscreen display that allows you to access media and entertainment options. This vehicle also gives you standard satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, GPS-linked climate control, a 14-speaker stereo, and push-button start. Other available upgrades including a 14-speaker Krell sound system, parking sensors, and a remote start.

On the inside of the Lexus GS, you can seat up to five people. The interior of this vehicle comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery. You also get heated front seats and 10-way power-adjustable front seats standard. You can upgrade the interior of your vehicle to add features like ventilated front seats, genuine leather upholstery, and more. When it comes to cargo space, the 2020 GS offers you an 18.4 cubic foot trunk, but in the GS F model, you get just a 14 cubic foot trunk.

As for interior features and technology, the Lexus GS has some nice offerings. There are features like Siri Eyes Free, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12-speaker audio system, and more. There is also a standard 12.3-inch infotainment system that is operated by a Remote Touch controller, but many users find this difficult to use. If you want additional features like a head-up display or a 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, you will have to pay more for those.

Both of these vehicles offer you some great technology. The infotainment system in the RLX is likely easier to use for most people, and the RLX has standard leather upholstery.


Safety is another important consideration when you are looking at a vehicle. There are a lot of safety technology features that vehicles an offer you to help you and your loved ones stay safe. Learn more about the different features below.

In the Acura RLX, you can find standard safety technology features. Some of these standard safety features include a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a pre-collision braking system. There are a few extra available safety features that will cost you extra, like a surround-view parking camera, parking sensors, and a head-up display.

Safety features like a rearview camera, lane departure warning, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and more are standard in the 2020 Lexus GS. Features like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and a head-up display will cost you extra.

As you can see, both the Acura RLX and the Lexus GS give you some standard safety features so that you have someone looking out for you. These features could help you avoid or lessen the impact of a collision.

Overall, you have two good luxury sedan options. If you have any questions about the 2020 Acura RLX and what this vehicle offers you, you can reach out to us at Sunnyside Acura.

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