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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 18 25 $36,537 $39,075
AWD 4-Door 18 24 $37,846 $40,475
FWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,537
$31,302
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,075
$33,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$555 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 39.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 54.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.9 99
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 9.1
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in) 67.7 67.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 64.2 64.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 40.0 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.3 67.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.9 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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 38.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 16.0
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/60VR18 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60VR18 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4178 3958
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 6200 240 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.40 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.16
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 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.86
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 350 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4 (2011)
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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