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

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2020 Lexus NX 300 vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Review

New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*
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$36,870 to $45,360
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$34,600 to $48,800
Invoice* $34,473 to $42,412 $31,589 to $44,555
MPG - City 22 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
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 than in the Lexus NX 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus NX 300 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300, 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). Whether you pick the Lexus NX 300 or the Toyota Highlander, 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 Lexus NX 300 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus NX 300 is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus NX 300, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus NX 300 and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Lexus NX 300 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus NX 300 has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Lexus NX 300 seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Lexus NX 300 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus NX 300 than that of the Toyota Highlander.