2022 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2022 Lexus RX 450hL | NewCars.com

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

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2022 Lexus
RX 450h

MSRP*: $48,720 to $54,520
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2022 Lexus
RX 450hL

MSRP*: $52,110 to $58,110
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MPG - City 31 MPG 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 32.6 ft3 34.1 ft3
Engine
  • 308-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 308-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 308 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 38.2 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 450h than in the Lexus RX 450hL. The Lexus RX 450h 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 450h 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). Whether you pick the Lexus RX 450h or the Lexus RX 450hL, it's going to cost you about the same.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Lexus RX 450h and the Lexus RX 450hL.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Lexus RX 450h and the Lexus RX 450hL are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The Lexus RX 450h 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 450h has less cargo space than the Lexus RX 450hL, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.