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2015 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Lexus RX 450h than the Volkswagen Touareg. The Lexus RX 450h offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Touareg, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus RX 450h will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Touareg. 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 Volkswagen Touareg have similar Destination Charges.

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 its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 450h doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Touareg.

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

Performance
The Lexus RX 450h has a little less 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. With the Lexus RX 450h, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Touareg.

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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2015 Lexus
RX 450h

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

2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.68% --
City MPG: 30 - 32
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
17 - 20
Highway MPG: 28 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $44,761 - $46,077 $42,386 - $58,424

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