Two of the most popular SUVs available are the Lexus RX 350L and Toyota Highlander. These vehicles are a little bit different with the Lexus RX 350 offering much more upscale materials and a more sporty ride, but the Highlander is a top options for a three-row SUV. Below we take a closer look at the two models in this comparison review. 
2019 Lexus RX 350L Compared

Lexus RX 350L Quick Look

Lexus RX 350L Pros
  • Smooth, comfortable, and sporty ride quality
  • Spacious, upscale cabin with top-quality materials & construction
  • Advanced safety technology comes standard
  • Adds a 3rd row
Lexus RX 350L Cons
  • Infotainment interface and menu is not as intuitive
  • Less overall cargo space than competitors
  • 3rd row is a little cramped

Toyota Highlander Quick Look

Toyota Highlander Pros
  • Quiet, pleasant ride
  • Optional V6 engine strong with good fuel economy
  • Advanced safety technology comes standard
Toyota Highlander Cons
  • Base 4 cylinder engine is very underwhelming, the V6 is a must
  • 3rd row isn't very roomy
  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
2019 Toyota Highlander Comparison   
In 2018 Lexus introduced the RX 350L. With the Lexus RX 350L, you get more room and third-row seating. The RX 350L seamlessly maintains the Lexus RX350's silky-smooth ride with remarkable acceleration, stability, and ride-dampening. Not only is there not a bump in sight, but Lexus really emphasizes interior styling and it shows in the luxurious feel of the new Lexus RX 350L cabin. Once you get behind the wheel, you will feel the Lexus difference.

The Toyota Highlander is a fine three-row SUV option with a strong V6 engine (available on higher trim levels) and it has a pleasant, quiet ride. Like the RX, it is a very safe vehicle with its advanced safety technology included on all trims. The Highlander does not have as fun of a ride or as upscale of interior styling however. Lexus is still such an amazing company in terms of reliability, quality materials, and luxury. If you're looking for a more basic 3-row SUV and want to save, then the Highlander may be the better option, however the RX 350L separates itself as a truly amazing luxury vehicle. You really have to test drive the Lexus RX 350 to experience the Lexus difference!

Toyota Highlander Limited 


Lexus RX 350L Premium

3.5L V6Engine3.5L V6
295 HPHorsepower290 HP
5 yr/60,000 miPower-train Warranty6 yr/70,000 mi
193″ L x 76″ W x 68″ HVehicle Dimensions193″ L x 75″ W x 68″ H
StandardAdvanced Safety TechnologyStandard

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