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Lexus RX
2021 Lexus RX
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$45,170
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Mazda CX-5
2021 Mazda CX-5
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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Overview

Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
3.5L V6 Gas
Horsepower
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,222 lbs
3,552 lbs
4,145 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
2,000 lbs
5,000 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
28 MPG
24 MPG
City
20 MPG
25 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
31 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 Tons/yr
6.3 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
14.8 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
384 miles
370 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
518.4 miles
458.8 miles
519.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
192.5 in
179.1 in
194.9 in
Height
67.7 in
65.4 in
68.1 in
Max Width
74.6 in
72.5 in
76 in
Front Width
64.4 in
62.8 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
64 in
62.8 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
109.8 in
106.2 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
7.5 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
44.1 in
41 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
39.7 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.8 in
57.1 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.6 in
55.2 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38 in
39.6 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
54.8 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56.1 in
55.3 in
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
N/A
45.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
32.6 ft³
59.6 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
16 ft³
30.9 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16 ft³
30.9 ft³
16 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
45.2 ft
36 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/65VR18
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P235/65VR18
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Moonbeam Beige Metallic
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Nori Green Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber

Standard Interior Materials

  • Birch, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Birch, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Birch, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Parchment, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Parchment, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Parchment, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating
Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles