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.
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|2013 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings||2013 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings||2013 Lincoln MKXBrowse Used Listings||2013 Nissan MuranoBrowse Used Listings||2013 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||2WD Sport Utility||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door Base||FWD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door S||AWD 4-Door 3.2L|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Crossover||Sport Utility||Wagon|
|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift|