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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $36,995 to $58,995
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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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Invoice* $36,663 to $56,686 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.6 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 290 - 357 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 7,200 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 204.9 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L than in 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350. 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much wider than the Lexus RX 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus RX 350.

Handling
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Lexus RX 350.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus RX 350.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350.