Compare 2011 Lexus RX 450h vs 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2011 Lexus RX 450h
2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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FWD 4-Door Hybrid
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,090 $38,140
4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,073 $43,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,709
$35,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,735
$38,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$746 / month
$636 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.7 145.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 75.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.3 94.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.79 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
235/60R18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4520 4641
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
245 @ 6000/167 @ - TBD - 231 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
234 @ 4800/- TBD - 215 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
ECVT CVT Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 450h Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Body Style
4-Door SUV 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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