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2013 Lexus GX 2013 Lexus RX 350 2013 Lexus RX Hybrid
     
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr Premium
FWD 4dr
  • FWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr
  • AWD 4dr F Sport
FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • FWD 4dr Hybrid
  • AWD 4dr Hybrid

Prices

MSRP $53,795 $39,660 $46,310
Invoice $49,492 $37,083 $43,531
Avg. Paid $44,013 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.6 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.5 8.6 8.5
Performance 7.1 7.7 7.9
Interior 7.4 8.3 8.1
Safety N/A 9.3 9.3
Reliability 4.5 4.5 4.5
Operating Cost 7.2 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable ride
  • Great off-road capability
  • Attractive, comfortable interior
  • Less-complicated navigation than rivals
  • Smooth, coddling ride in base trims
  • Good fuel economy
  • Luxurious and quiet cabin
  • Pleasant performance
  • Excellent fuel economy for a midsize SUV
Cons
  • Uncomfortable rear seats
  • Slow-shifting transmission
  • Underpowered engine
  • Performance isn’t sporty
  • Navigation controls take some getting used to

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 4.6L/281 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/211
MPG 15 City / 20 Hwy 18 City / 25 Hwy 32 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.800 107.900 107.900
Length, Overall (in) 189.200 187.800 187.800
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.200 74.200 74.200
Height, Overall (in) 74.200 67.700 66.300

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5128 4178 4520

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional Optional
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 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 141.400 99.700 99.700
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 39.000 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.700 43.100 43.100
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.400 57.900 58.000
Front Hip Room (in) 56.500 55.500 55.600
Second Head Room (in) 40.400 37.700 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 34.100 36.800 36.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.300 57.500 57.600
Second Hip Room (in) 55.200 54.500 54.500
Third Leg Room (in) 29.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 91.900 80.300 80.300
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 46.700 40.000 40.000
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 11.600

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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
Rear Body 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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.5L/211 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 301 @ 5500 270 @ 6200 295 Combined
Torque (Net @ RPM) 329 @ 3500 248 @ 4700 - TBD -
Transmission Automatic Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 38.100 38.800 - TBD -

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.000 19.200 17.200

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Axle Double-Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard