cars.com

A member of the
Cars.com family

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

2014 Ford Flex vs. 2014 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Flex as you will with the Lexus RX 350, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Flex is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 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.


Watch Video

Compare the 2014 Ford Flex and the 2014 Lexus RX 350.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2014 Ford
Flex

More Details & Photos New 2014 Ford Flex
MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375
Get Prices

2014 Lexus
RX 350

More Details & Photos New 2014 Lexus RX 350
MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
Get Prices
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% As low as 1.80%
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
Safety Rating: Front
IIHS Safety Information Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.
Good Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.
Good Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.
Good Good
Invoice*: $27,346 - $39,515 $37,177 - $44,368

Days On Lot:
Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Ford Flex

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Lexus RX 350

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

Go to Car Chooser

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.