2022 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450hL | NewCars.com

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

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2022 Lexus
RX 350L

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

MSRP*: $52,110 to $58,110
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MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 6 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 34.1 ft3 34.1 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
Exterior Length 196.9 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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
The Lexus RX 350L offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lexus RX 450hL, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Lexus RX 350L and the Lexus RX 450hL.

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 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 350L will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 450hL.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350L is about the same width as the Lexus RX 450hL. When looking at overall length, the Lexus RX 350L takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RX 450hL.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350L and the Lexus RX 450hL. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Lexus RX 350L as you will in the Lexus RX 450hL.