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2014 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Lexus RX 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus RX 350.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus RX 350 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus RX 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lexus RX 350 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Lexus RX 350 has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Lexus RX 350 has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2014 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
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2013 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $40,170 - $46,370
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.80% --
City MPG: 18 28
Highway MPG: 24 - 26 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
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 $36,956 - $42,428

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