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2021 Lexus NX 300h vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

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MSRP*
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$40,160 to $46,910
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$48,050 to $55,450
Invoice* $37,751 to $44,096 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 33 18 - 19
MPG - Hwy 30 25 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus NX 300h than in the Lexus RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350L offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus NX 300h, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus NX 300h as you will with the Lexus RX 350L, 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 Lexus NX 300h 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. Both the Lexus NX 300h and the Lexus RX 350L have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus NX 300h is a little narrower than the Lexus RX 350L, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Lexus NX 300h, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RX 350L.

Drivetrain
The Lexus NX 300h has much lower torque than the Lexus RX 350L, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300h 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 Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus NX 300h has a lot less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350L.

Utility
The Lexus NX 300h has less seating than the Lexus RX 350L, making the Lexus RX 350L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Lexus NX 300h has less cargo space than the Lexus RX 350L, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus NX 300h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350L.