2017 Lexus RX vs. Its Competition

2017 Lexus RX 350
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

In this competitive set, every rival has something that helps them stand apart.

Look to the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class if you're seeking a wide range of engines and options, which allows for a lot of custom tailoring.

The Acura MDX is a standout for its polish and its value, plus it has three rows of seats.

The Volvo XC90, meanwhile, delivers good performance and standout style inside and out.

Lincoln and Cadillac both field highly competitive crossovers in the MKX and the XT5, and they're a little cheaper than the Lexus RX.

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As a style-conscious statement of indulgence, the Lexus RX shines like never before. Its looks are polarizing and it's not all that fun to drive even in F Sport form, but the RX continues to excel in many ways.
The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is an evolutionary improvement over the SRX in most ways, but it’s part of a larger leap for Cadillac.
Load up an MKX and you'll be over $60,000 before you know it, but this under-the-radar crossover largely feels worth the dough—if you take the time to seek it out.
The 2017 Volvo XC90 is comfortable, capable, and only whispers its virtues—reinterpreting the Volvo brand as quiet sophistication in comfort, style, and efficiency.
The 2016 Cadillac SRX smooths out the road ahead with a luxurious ride, smooth V-6 power, and the mixed blessing of touchscreen controls.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas V6
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDN/A
Style Name     
RX 350 FWDFWDFWD 4-DoorPremiere FWDT5 FWD 5-Passenger MomentumFWD 4-Door Base
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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