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2022 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450hL Review

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2022 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,920 to $53,200
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2022 Lexus
RX 450hL

MSRP*: $52,110 to $58,110
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 32.6 ft3 34.1 ft3
Engine
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 308-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 295 hp 308 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 192.5 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus RX 350 than in the Lexus RX 450hL. The Lexus RX 350 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus RX 450hL.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350 as you will with the Lexus RX 450hL, 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 RX 350 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 450hL.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 450hL. The Lexus RX 350 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 450hL, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has the same turning radius as the Lexus RX 450hL, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus RX 350 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 450hL.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lexus RX 350 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 450hL.

Utility
The Lexus RX 350 has less seating than the Lexus RX 450hL, making the Lexus RX 450hL the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Lexus RX 350 has less cargo space than the Lexus RX 450hL, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.