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2022 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2022 Cadillac
XT5

MSRP*: $43,995 to $55,895
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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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Invoice* $41,795 to $53,100 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.0 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 235 - 310 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 189.6 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 74.9 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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.

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.

Powertrain
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.

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.