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2022 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2022 Cadillac
XT5

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

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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Invoice* $41,795 to $53,100 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 63.0 ft3 58.5 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 290 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 189.6 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 74.9 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac XT5 than in the Lexus RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350L 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
The Cadillac XT5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350L, making it more convenient to drive.

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 350L, 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 350L.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350L. The Cadillac XT5 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350L, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Cadillac XT5 and the Lexus RX 350L are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Cadillac XT5 has less seating than the Lexus RX 350L, making the Lexus RX 350L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Cadillac XT5 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus RX 350L.

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