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2016 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2015 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Lexus RX 450h offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volkswagen Touareg, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 450h will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Touareg, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus RX 450h, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Volkswagen Touareg, 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 Volkswagen Touareg.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 450h is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Touareg, 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 Volkswagen Touareg.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus RX 450h and the Volkswagen Touareg are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Lexus RX 450h has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Touareg, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Touareg is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 450h for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus RX 450h has a little more horsepower than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 450h and the Volkswagen Touareg. The Lexus RX 450h has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Touareg, 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 450h than that of the Volkswagen Touareg.

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2016 Lexus
RX 450h

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

2015 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,705 - $62,200
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.76% As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 30 - 31
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
17 - 20
Highway MPG: 28 - 30 23 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $49,101 - $53,622 $42,515 - $59,153

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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