2023 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2023 Lexus RX 350 | NewCars.com

2023 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2023 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2023 Cadillac
XT5

MSRP*: $44,195 to $57,095
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2023 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $47,800 to $57,400
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MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 21 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 63.0 ft3 46.2 ft3
Engine
  • 235-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 275-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 235 - 310 hp 275 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 3,494 lbs
Exterior Length 189.6 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 74.9 in 75.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.7 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.4 in
Front 38.1 - 39.5 in
Rear 28.5 - 38.6 in

*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 Cadillac XT5 than in the Lexus RX 350. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Cadillac XT5 and the Lexus RX 350.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac XT5 as you will with the Lexus RX 350, 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 Cadillac XT5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
The Cadillac XT5 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac XT5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 350.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus RX 350 is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. The Cadillac XT5 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Cadillac XT5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac XT5 and the Lexus RX 350. With the Cadillac XT5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.