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2021 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2021 Dodge

MSRP*: $33,877 to $80,995
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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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Invoice* $32,203 to $78,416 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 85.1 ft3 58.5 ft3
Engine 293-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 295-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 360-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 475-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), V-8 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Auto Manual 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, All-wheel, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 293 - 710 hp 290 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 8,700 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 200.1 - 200.8 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 75.7 - 76.4 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Dodge Durango than in the Lexus RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350L offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Dodge Durango, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Dodge Durango, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus RX 350L.

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 Dodge Durango 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. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Durango is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 350L.

The Dodge Durango is a little wider than the Lexus RX 350L, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Dodge Durango takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 350L.

The Dodge Durango has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350L, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Dodge Durango and the Lexus RX 350L.

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

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

The basic warranty of the Dodge Durango is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350L.