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2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

New 2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Lexus
RX 350

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$44,150 to $51,750
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$38,200 to $50,200
Invoice* $41,281 to $48,388 $35,022 to $46,025
MPG - City 19 - 20 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 34 - 35
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** - ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Lexus RX 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350, 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 Highlander Hybrid. 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 Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Highlander Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Lexus RX 350 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making it much more difficult to maneuver 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RX 350 greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Lexus RX 350 seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Lexus RX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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