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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2014 Lexus IS 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX.

Convenience
The Acura RLX will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 350, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RLX is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Lexus IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura RLX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura RLX and the Lexus IS 350 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Acura RLX and the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Lexus IS 350. The Acura RLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.


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2014 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $48,450

2014 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*: $39,615 - $41,850
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City MPG: 20 19
Highway MPG: 31 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $44,324 $36,841 - $38,923

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