Five-passenger crossovers with luxury nameplates are usually smaller than the Lexus RX 350.
The Lincoln MKX is in the same size class and has a unique take on upscale accommodations to go with its sizable curb weight and mediocre cargo room.
The Cadillac SRX was all-new last year, and reintroduced as a lower-priced, more mainstream rival to the RX; it's more visually exciting, though not really that much more exciting to drive (except the turbo model, which is being discontinued).
The most surprising competitor to the Lexus RX is the Nissan Murano, with its urbane good looks and flexible V-6 performance making up for its lackluster transmission, cargo space, and dealer experience.
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|2011 Lexus RX 350Browse Used Listings||2011 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Cadillac SRXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Lincoln MKXBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan MuranoBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||AWD Sport Utility|
|FWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door Base||FWD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door S|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SUV||Sport Utility|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Continuously Variable Ratio|
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|2011 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2011 Acura MDX||2011 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2011 Cadillac SRX||2011 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2011 Lincoln MKX||2011 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2011 Nissan Murano|