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Selected Style FWD 4-Door
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 23 $33,742 $37,700
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $34,995 $39,100
quattro 4-Door 3.6L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.6L 14 19 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.6L Premium 14 19 $44,965 $48,350
quattro 4-Door 4.2L Premium 12 17 $54,497 $58,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,742
$39,526
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,700
$42,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$628 / month
$708 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Lexus RX 350 is a well-liked, competitive utility vehicle that has everything but personality. The 2008 Audi Q7 puts a sport-ute premium on its beautifully made interior, seven-passenger seating, and sedanlike acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 104.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 58.7
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.1 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 186.2 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 68.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 66.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 118.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 78.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 84.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.3 42.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (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) 11.3 x - TBD - 13.0 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) 12.6 x - TBD - 13.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 225/65SR17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size 225/65SR17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/65SR17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3870 5015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 @ 4700 266 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.24 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.52
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 350 Audi Q7
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 4-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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