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2021 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2021 Dodge
Durango

MSRP*: $32,570 to $80,995
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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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Invoice* $32,203 to $78,416 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 85.1 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 293 - 710 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 8,700 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 200.1 - 200.8 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 75.7 - 76.4 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Dodge Durango offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat 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 Dodge Durango.

Convenience
The Dodge Durango requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350, 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 Dodge Durango 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 Dodge Durango is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
The Dodge Durango is a little wider than the Lexus RX 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Durango, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RX 350.

Handling
The Dodge Durango 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
When considering towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Dodge Durango has a little more horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

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

Utility
The Dodge Durango offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 350, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Dodge Durango, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Durango is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350.