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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

MSRP*: $33,885 to $90,070
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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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Invoice* $32,789 to $84,523 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 11 - 19 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 68.3 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), 707-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 293 - 707 hp 290 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 7,200 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 189.3 - 191.3 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 76.5 - 77.1 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 39.2 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

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

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

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 Jeep Grand Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RX 350L. 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 Jeep Grand Cherokee is much higher than that for the Lexus RX 350L.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee is much wider than the Lexus RX 350L, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350L, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Lexus RX 350L.

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

Utility
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has less seating than the Lexus RX 350L, making the Lexus RX 350L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus RX 350L.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350L.