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2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2021 Lexus
RX 350

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

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MSRP*
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$45,220 to $52,500
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$48,050 to $55,450
Invoice* $42,279 to $49,089 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 19 - 20 18 - 19
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 25 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 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 RX 350 than in the Lexus RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus RX 350L.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350 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). Whether you pick the Lexus RX 350 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. Both the Lexus RX 350 and the Lexus RX 350L have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has the same turning radius as the Lexus RX 350L, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Lexus RX 350 will do just as well as the Lexus RX 350L, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Lexus RX 350 and the Lexus RX 350L.

Utility
The Lexus RX 350 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 RX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Lexus RX 350L.

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