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2014 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2014 Ford Flex Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex 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 Ford Flex.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350 as you will with the Ford Flex, 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). The Lexus RX 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Flex. 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 Ford Flex have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 350 is much slimmer than the Ford Flex, 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 Ford Flex.

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

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

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

Utility
The Lexus RX 350 has less seating than the Ford Flex, making the Ford Flex the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Lexus RX 350 as you will in the Ford Flex.

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


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2014 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
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Flex

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MSRP*: $29,015 - $42,375
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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% As low as 5.63%
City MPG: 18 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 24 - 26 23 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $37,177 - $44,368 $27,346 - $39,515

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