Compare 2012 Lexus RX 350 vs 2012 Cadillac SRX

2012 Lexus RX 350
2012 Cadillac SRX
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $34,005 $35,985
FWD 4-Door Luxury Collection 17 24 $38,286 $40,515
AWD 4-Door Luxury Collection 16 23 $40,644 $43,010
FWD 4-Door Performance Collection 17 24 $41,891 $44,330
FWD 4-Door Premium Collection 17 24 $44,202 $46,775
AWD 4-Door Performance Collection 16 23 $44,547 $47,140
AWD 4-Door Premium Collection 16 23 $46,857 $49,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,537
$34,005
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,075
$35,985
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$600 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A safe luxury-crossover choice for many good reasons, the 2012 Lexus RX 350 offers a serene driving experience and lots of cool tech features. With a smooth new engine and a rich, uniquely American interior, the 2012 Cadillac SRX appeals to those who want a lot of luxury and flair but don't require driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 100.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.0
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 190.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.0 29.20
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 61.18
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 -
Brakes
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 - 13.6 x 1.2
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 - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 21.0
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.84
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 40.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMY
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/65R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMY
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4178 4277
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 265 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA LFX
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200 308 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MH2
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.40 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 350 Cadillac SRX
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Crossover
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
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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