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

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee L

MSRP*: $38,085 to $59,460
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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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Invoice* $36,663 to $56,686 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 84.6 ft3 58.5 ft3
Engine 290-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 357-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 290 hp 290 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 204.9 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 77.9 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 39.9 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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 350L. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Lexus RX 350L.

Convenience
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350L. 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 350L.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is much wider than the Lexus RX 350L, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RX 350L.

Handling
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L 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 horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Lexus RX 350L.

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

Utility
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 350L, 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 350L.

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