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2014 Ford Flex vs. 2015 Lexus RX 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Lexus RX 350. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Flex and the Lexus RX 350.

Convenience
The Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Flex, 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). Clearly, the Ford Flex is a better financial choice over the Lexus RX 350, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Flex and the Lexus RX 350 have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Flex and the Lexus RX 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Flex has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus RX 350 is clearly the choice over the Ford Flex for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Flex has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
The Ford Flex offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 350, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Flex as you will in the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Flex is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350.

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2014 Ford
Flex

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375

2015 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $40,970 - $50,220
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 16 - 18 18
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 24 - 26
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 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*: $27,346 - $39,515 $38,307 - $47,025

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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