2015 Lexus RX 350 vs. Its Competition

2015 Lexus RX 350
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Lexus RX has been a huge success for the brand.

Its current competition includes the Lincoln MKX, which offers good interior room, a strong V-6 engine and MyLincoln Touch, a high-tech (albeit occasionally buggy) infotainment system.

The Cadillac SRX looks great inside and out, and its 3.6-liter V-6 makes it a very similar package to the RX.

The Volvo XC60 really makes good inside, with its Scandinavian design, elegant layout, and a somewhat more compact slightly more compact package that doesn't actually feel much smaller.

The Nissan Murano is being completely redesigned for 2015 and should prove a formidable competitor -- although, again, one without a true luxury pedigree.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2015 Lexus RX 350 and RX 400h deliver sensible luxury and excellent comfort -- boldness not necessarily included (or desired).
8.0
The 2015 Cadillac SRX offers class-leading technology and excellent interior appointments in a uniquely American luxury crossover.
8.2
The 2015 Lincoln MKX has aged well, continuing to offer one of the nicer interiors in the class with very few gimmicks.
8.6
The 2015 Nissan Murano lures in empty-nesters with its flamboyant new design, then hooks them with just the right mix of confident performance.
8.6
The 2015 Volvo XC60 crossover stays stylish--and now it gets much better gas mileage from a new four-cylinder engine.
MSRP From    
$40,970$37,605$38,900$29,560$35,750
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size Station WagonSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
FWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door BaseFWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD