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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 25 $34,049 $37,625
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $35,316 $39,025
AWD 4-Door Manual
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Transmission

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $37,910 $44,600
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,460 $47,600
AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,490 $59,400
AWD 4-Door Manual GTS 11 17 $60,265 $70,900
AWD 4-Door Tiptronic GTS 13 18 $62,815 $73,900
AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $83,045 $97,700
AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $105,060 $123,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,049
$37,910
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,625
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$743 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Lexus RX 350 leaves few owners wanting more luxury or practicality, but the "passionate pursuit of perfection" could use a little more passion. The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 8.54
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 66.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 75.9
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 62.51
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 40.0 19.07
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 - 13.00 x 1.10
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 - 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 38.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/60R18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/60R18 P235/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4178 4762
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
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/211 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 6200 290 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 257 @ 4700 273 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.40 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Sequential-Shift Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 350 Porsche Cayenne
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
 
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