2024 Lexus NX 350 vs. 2024 Mazda CX-90 Review

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2024 Lexus
NX 350

MSRP*: $43,215 to $49,355
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2024 Mazda

MSRP*: $37,845 to $55,950
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MPG - City 21 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 46.9 ft3 74.2 - 75.2 ft3
  • 275-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 280-hp, 3.3-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 340-hp, 3.3-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 275 hp 280 - 340 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 183.5 in 201.6 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 77.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 37.1 - 38.3 in
Rear 38.1 - 38.5 in
Front 39.2 - 39.7 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.3 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-90 than in the Lexus NX 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mazda CX-90 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus NX 350.

With the Mazda CX-90, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus NX 350, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 350 or the Mazda CX-90, it's going to cost you about the same.

Since the Lexus NX 350 is much slimmer than the Mazda CX-90, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus NX 350, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda CX-90.

The Lexus NX 350 has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda CX-90, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the Mazda CX-90 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 350 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Lexus NX 350 and the Mazda CX-90.

With its lower torque engine, the Lexus NX 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-90.

The Lexus NX 350 has less seating than the Mazda CX-90, making the Mazda CX-90 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Lexus NX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Mazda CX-90.