Comparison - Ford Explorer ST 2021 - vs - Lexus RX 350L Luxury 2020

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
52,605
Updated: 
25 Jan 2020
$
54,700
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E
Star white Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Moonbeam Beige Metallic
#A49D93
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525
Nori Green Pearl
#535739

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, such as making heated seats standard on the XLT, offering a heated steering wheel as an optional feature on that model, and including an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models. A Sport Appearance package is now available on the XLT trim, and it includes 20-inch aluminum wheels that are coated in Carbonized Gray paint.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.

Pros
Wide range of powertrains
Good looks
Great active safety tech
Available hybrid
Quiet interio

Cons
Hybrid isn’t refined
Not a great value
Cramped third row
Clunky second row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Lexus RX 350L comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.New front and rear fascia, new suspension hardware.New optional 12.3-inch touchscreen and increased standard safety equipment.Available F Sport package adds upgraded suspension.Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard.

PROS
Impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials and construction
Advanced safety features come standard
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

CONS
Third-row space is tight for anyone other than small kids
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Lexus RX 350 ranked #4 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX 350 has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust engine
Gentle ride
Upscale cabin

Cons
Less sporty than rivals
Small cargo hold

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd.

Pros
Grabby shape
Smooth acceleration
Cozy ride
Thrifty hybrid
Space for five adults

Cons
Showy shape isn’t for everyone
Has grown quite expensive
Head-scratching F-Sport
Teeny-tiny third-row seat
Mixed crash-test results

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
415ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 500rpm
295hp
at 6 300rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.30in
196.90in
Width: 
78.90in
74.60in
Height: 
70.20in
67.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
8.10in
Front Track: 
66.90in
64.20in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
30.90in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
55.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
58.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
57.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
58.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
16.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4701.00lbs
4619.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8-Way Power Driver Seat
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
9 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-color door handles with black insert
Liftgate Appliqué - black
Black mesh insert with chrome bars
EXPLORER badge on hood
Rain-Sensing Wipers
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
20 X 8.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Package
ST High-Performance Pack
Equipment Group 401A
Premium Technology Package
ST Street Pack
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rails
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Touch-Free Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Triple Beam LED Auto-Leveling Headlamps
Door Edge Guards
Door Edge Film By 3M
Mudguards
Body-Side Moldings
Running Boards
Triple Beam LED Auto-Leveling Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Cargo Area Management System
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
Universal Tablet Holder
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Key Gloves W/Lexus Logo
Color Heads Up Display
Key Gloves W/F Logo
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Second-Row Captain's Chairs

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Color: 
Black, premium leather
#000000
Noble Brown, premium leather
#95755C
Birch, premium leather
#BCBCB7
Parchment, premium leather
#D7D1C1