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2014 Ford Expedition EL vs. 2015 Lexus RX 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Expedition EL than in the Lexus RX 450h. The Lexus RX 450h offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Expedition EL, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Expedition EL, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus RX 450h.

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 Ford Expedition EL is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RX 450h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Expedition EL is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 450h.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Expedition EL is much wider than the Lexus RX 450h, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Expedition EL, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus RX 450h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Expedition EL does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus RX 450h.

Handling
The Ford Expedition EL has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus RX 450h, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Expedition EL has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 450h.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Ford Expedition EL more than the Lexus RX 450h, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Ford Expedition EL, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 450h.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Expedition EL is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 450h.

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2014 Ford
Expedition EL

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MSRP*: $44,685 - $58,855

2015 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $47,445 - $48,845
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% As low as 2.52%
City MPG: 13 - 14 30 - 32
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 18 - 20 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $41,670 - $54,883 $44,597 - $45,913

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