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2013 Lexus RX 350 vs. Its Competition

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2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport
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The 2013 Lexus RX models have been huge successes for the Lexus brand, ever since they pretty much established the mid-size crossover luxury segment in the late 1990s.

Currently, its competition includes the Lincoln MKX, a five-seater with great interior room, a strong V-6 powertrain (though no hybrid option), and MyLincoln Touch, which uses voice and touch commands to run audio, phone and navigation.

The Cadillac SRX has excellent styling inside and out, along with a new 3.6-liter V-6, and is closely aligned with the RX's mission.

Another alternative is the Volvo XC60, which manages to wrap a lot if interior space into an elegant, somewhat compact shape; we especially like its Scandinavian-design interior.

And as a somewhat more affordable, mass-market alternative, the Nissan Murano is a good pick; it has good performance from its V-6, although interior space is a little tighter and not everyone will love its continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission.

2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport2013 Lexus RX 3502013 Cadillac SRX2013 Cadillac SRX2013 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2013 Lincoln MKX2013 Nissan Murano2013 Nissan Murano2013 Volvo XC602013 Volvo XC60
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The 2013 Lexus RX is plush and premium, and it delivers on that luxury impression, but it's not the over-the-top lavish expression some might seek.
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The 2013 Cadillac SRX has a roomy, rich, uniquely American interior, and with new interior technology it's now the iPhone of crossovers.
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The 2013 Lincoln MKX finally has luxury game with a knockout interior and Mustang-worthy power; MyLincoln Touch is better, too.
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The 2013 Nissan Murano trades away some utility and space-efficiency in the name of style and refinement.
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The 2013 Volvo XC60 carries on the tradition of Volvo wagons--even their top-of-the-class safety--only in a modern, fashion-conscious crossover.
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$39,660Browse Used Listings$37,330Browse Used Listings$39,575Browse Used Listings$28,440Browse Used Listings$34,350Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/ASport Utility Vehicle - 2WD2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door BaseFWD 4-Door2WD 4-Door SAWD 4-Door 3.2L
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleCrossoverSport UtilityWagon
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/Manual Shift
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