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2016 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2016 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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus RX 450h and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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). The Lexus RX 450h 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. Both the Lexus RX 450h and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 450h 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 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 a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Lexus RX 450h will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. 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. The Lexus RX 450h has significantly less cargo capacity than 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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2016 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $52,235 - $57,045

2016 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $47,870 - $50,485
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.75%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.56% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 30 - 31
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
27
Highway MPG: 28 - 30 --
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*: $49,101 - $53,622 $43,705 - $46,094

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.