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2022 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2022 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,920 to $53,200
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2022 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $39,555 to $51,460
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 32.6 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 295 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 192.5 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Lexus RX 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RX 350, 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). The Lexus RX 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus RX 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Lexus RX 350 will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Lexus RX 350 has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Lexus RX 350 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Lexus RX 350 has less seating than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Lexus RX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.