Compare 2008 Lexus RX 400h vs 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2008 Lexus RX 400h
2008 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 27 25 $30,780 $34,200
4WD 4-Door w/3rd Row Limited 27 25 $36,202 $40,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,870
$30,780
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,080
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$701 / month
$570 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the carbon footprint of a small car and all the comforts and technologies of a luxury SUV, the 2008 Lexus RX 400h is a green family’s dream. The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 59.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 145.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.1 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 109.8
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)
84.7 94.1
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)
38.3 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
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 - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.0
Steering Type
Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
P225/65SR17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4190 4508
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 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
208 @ 5600/60 @ - TBD - 209 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
212 @ 4400/- TBD - 212 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.3L/202 3.3L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 - TBD -
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 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Lexus RX 400h Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Strut Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson

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