2010 Lexus RX vs. Its Competition

2010 Lexus RX 350

Five-passenger crossovers with luxury nameplates are usually smaller than the 2010 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 will be reinvented for the 2010 model year as a smaller five-seat crossover with V-6 power; stay tuned for more from TheCarConnection.com.

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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Quick Specs
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 leaves few owners wanting more luxury or practicality, but the "passionate pursuit of perfection" could use a little more passion.
The 2009 Cadillac SRX enters its last year as a good-looking and functional crossover, but tight third-row seating and poor fuel efficiency remain as blemishes on an otherwise solid package.
The 2009 Nissan Murano combines good handling and a recognizable style with a much more sophisticated interior.
Lincoln has a long road back to regaining its status as a meaningful luxury brand, and the 2008 MKX is a step in the right direction.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Style Name   
FWD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door V62WD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door
Front Wheel DriveAWDFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4-Door SUV4 Door4 Door Utility4 Door SUV
Sequential-ShiftAutomatic w/ODContinuously VariableAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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