2020 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$36,870 to $45,360
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$36,120 to $49,865
Invoice* $34,473 to $42,412 $33,230 to $45,876
MPG - City 22 16
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 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 NX 300 than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus NX 300 and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus NX 300 as you will with the Toyota 4Runner, 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 Lexus NX 300 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. In this case, the Lexus NX 300 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus NX 300 is much slimmer than the Toyota 4Runner, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Lexus NX 300 is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus NX 300 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly 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 NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus NX 300 has a little less 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 NX 300 and the Toyota 4Runner. The Lexus NX 300 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 NX 300 than that of the Toyota 4Runner.