2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Porsche Macan: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2020 Porsche Macan Review

New 2020 Lexus RX 350

2020 Lexus
RX 350

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New 2020 Porsche Macan

2020 Porsche
Macan

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MSRP*
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$44,150 to $51,750
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$50,900 to $83,600
Invoice* $41,281 to $48,388 --
MPG - City 19 - 20 17 - 19
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 22 - 23
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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

Convenience
The Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Macan, 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). Clearly, the Lexus RX 350 is a better financial choice over the Porsche Macan, when considering MSRP. 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 RX 350 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche Macan.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 350 is much slimmer than the Porsche Macan, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 350, which is slightly longer than the Porsche Macan.

Drivetrain
The Lexus RX 350 has much lower torque than the Porsche Macan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Porsche Macan, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Porsche Macan is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RX 350 has a lot less horsepower than the Porsche Macan.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350 and the Porsche Macan. The Lexus RX 350 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Porsche Macan.

Warranty
The Lexus RX 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Macan.