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Lexus RX
2021 Lexus RX
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$45,070
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8.3
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Nissan Murano
2020 Nissan Murano
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$31,730
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7.0
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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$38,410
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8.8
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Overview

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 36 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
175 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P235/65VR18
P235/65TR18
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P235/65VR18
P235/65TR18
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
23 MPG
36 MPG
City
20 MPG
20 MPG
36 MPG
Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr
5.0 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
19 gallons
17.1 gallons
Cruising Range City
384 miles
380 miles
615.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
518.4 miles
532 miles
598.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
192.5 in
192.4 in
194.9 in
Height
67.7 in
66.6 in
68.1 in
Max Width
74.6 in
75.4 in
76 in
Front Width
64.4 in
64.6 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
64 in
64.6 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
109.8 in
111.2 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.9 in
8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
44.1 in
40.5 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.4 in
39.9 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.8 in
59.5 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.6 in
55.4 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38 in
38.7 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.8 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
58.8 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
56.1 in
55.2 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

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,222 lbs
3,823 lbs
4,330 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
3,500 lbs
1,500 lbs
3,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
32.6 ft³
67 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
16 ft³
32.1 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16 ft³
32.1 ft³
16 ft³

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
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Moon Dust
  • Opulent Amber
  • Ruby Flare Pearl

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
  • Graphite, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
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
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
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
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Optional
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Optional
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

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
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
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
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
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles