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2022 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450h Review

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2022 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,750 to $56,150
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2022 Lexus
RX 450h

MSRP*: $48,720 to $54,520
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MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 31 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 6 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 34.1 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine
  • 290-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 290 hp 308 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 38.2 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 Lexus RX 450h than in the Lexus RX 350L, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 450h will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus RX 350L.

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

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350L is about the same width as the Lexus RX 450h. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 350L, which is slightly longer than the Lexus RX 450h.

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

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

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

Utility
The Lexus RX 350L offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus RX 450h, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lexus RX 350L has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus RX 450h.