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2015 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2014 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 450h, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus RX 450h, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 450h 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). Whether you pick the Lexus RX 450h or the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 450h will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 450h is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus RX 450h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lexus RX 450h transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Lexus RX 450h has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus RX 450h has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Lexus RX 450h has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 450h as you will in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus RX 450h than that of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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2015 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $47,620 - $49,020

2014 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $47,300 - $49,790
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City MPG: 30 - 32
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
27
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $44,761 - $46,077 $43,185 - $45,459

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