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2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Lexus
RX 350

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New 2021 Toyota 4Runner

2021 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$44,150 to $51,750
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$36,340 to $50,470
Invoice* $41,281 to $48,388 $33,433 to $46,431
MPG - City 19 - 20 16
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Toyota 4Runner. 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 Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
The Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, 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). The Lexus RX 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus RX 350 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is a little narrower than the Toyota 4Runner, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus RX 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota 4Runner.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus RX 350 has a little more horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350 and the Toyota 4Runner. The Lexus RX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus RX 350 than that of the Toyota 4Runner.