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2014 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Traverse than in the Lexus RX 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus RX 350 and the Chevrolet Traverse.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 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 Lexus RX 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Traverse. 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 Lexus RX 350 and the Chevrolet Traverse have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 350 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus RX 350, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Traverse.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Traverse.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Traverse, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Lexus RX 350 seats a lot fewer people than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Lexus RX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus RX 350 than that of the Chevrolet Traverse.

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2014 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
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2014 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $30,795 - $43,255
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.80% --
City MPG: 18 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 26 23 - 24
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $37,177 - $44,368 $29,563 - $40,660

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