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2021 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2021 Cadillac
XT5

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2021 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*
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$43,995 to $55,095
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$45,220 to $52,500
Invoice* $41,795 to $52,340 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 18 - 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Cadillac XT5 than the Lexus RX 350. The Lexus RX 350 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac XT5 as you will with the Lexus RX 350, 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 Cadillac XT5 or the Lexus RX 350, 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 Destination Charge for the Cadillac XT5 is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac XT5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Cadillac XT5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus RX 350.

Handling
The Cadillac XT5 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus RX 350 is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. The Cadillac XT5 has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac XT5 and the Lexus RX 350. With the Cadillac XT5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The Cadillac XT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350.