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2009 Infiniti FX 2009 Lexus RX 350 2009 Lexus GX
     
Base
  • Base
  • AWD
  • AWD
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr

Prices

MSRP $42,150 $37,700 $47,615
Invoice $38,924 $33,742 $42,376
Avg. Paid $20,066 $20,788 $26,241

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 9.0 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.3 8.2
Performance 8.6 8.5 8.0
Interior 8.6 8.6 7.9
Operating Cost 7.2 7.3 6.7
Safety N/A 9.4 N/A
Reliability 2.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty performance
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • High-tech interior
  • Luxurious, comfortable, quiet interior
  • Smooth ride and car-like handling
  • Fantastic reliability rating
  • Great safety score
  • Great for towing and off-roading
  • Impressive Lexus interior
  • Class-leading reliability rating
  • Seats up to eight
Cons
  • Ride may be too stiff for some
  • Fuel economy ranges from average to terrible
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Not as fun to drive as others
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Truck-like ride and handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V8 4.7L/285
MPG 16 City / 23 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy 14 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SUV 4-Door SUV 4-Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.6 106.9 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 191.3 186.2 188.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 72.6 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 66.1 74.6

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4094 3870 4871

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.5 102.5 103.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.3 40.2
Front Leg Room (in) 44.7 42.5 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.9 57.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 55.6 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.6 40.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.4 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.1 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 55.1 54.8
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 62.0 84.7 77.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 24.8 38.3 49.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V8
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/211 4.7L/285
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 303@6800 270 @ 6200 263 @ 5400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 262 @ 4800 251 @ 4700 323 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 37.4 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.8 19.2 23.0

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Air Suspension Optional Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone,
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link MacPherson Strut 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Adaptive Variable
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Adaptive Variable

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.