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.
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.
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Flex will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350. 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.
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.
With similar torque, the Ford Flex and the Lexus RX 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.
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.
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.
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.
The basic warranty of the Ford Flex is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350.
Compare the 2014 Ford Flex and the 2014 Lexus RX 350.
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MSRP*: $31,100 - $44,120
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MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $2,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 2.40%|
|City MPG:||16 - 18||18|
|Highway MPG:||23 - 25||24 - 26|
|Seating Capacity:||7 - 7||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$29,312 - $41,143||$37,177 - $44,368|
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