Compare 2008 INFINITI EX35 vs 2009 Lexus RX 350

2008 INFINITI EX35
2009 Lexus RX 350
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RWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 17 24 $29,343 $31,900
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $30,626 $33,300
RWD 4-Door Journey 17 24 $32,597 $35,450
AWD 4-Door Journey 16 23 $33,880 $36,850
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,343
$33,742
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,900
$37,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$532 / month
$628 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Because of the Infiniti EX35, 2008 could be year of the right-sized crossover. Many people are looking for SUV style without SUV size, and they should be particularly attracted to this offering. The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.5 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.1 102.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.0 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 7.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 186.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
61.9 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.6 38.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
47.4 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
24.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R17 225/65SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R17 225/65SR17
Spare Tire Size
165/80D17 225/65SR17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3752 3870
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
297 @ 6800 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 251 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.24
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti EX35 Lexus RX 350
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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