Comparison - Lexus RX 350 2017 - vs - Ford Explorer Limited 2015

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Make: 
Average Price: 
46,227
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
34,429
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2015
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Obsidian
#090909
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA
Color: 
Deep Impact Blue Metallic
#021A98
Ingot Silver Metallic
#AEB2B5
Oxford White Clearcoat
#FFFFFF
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Tuxedo Black Metallic
#191919

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 ranks 4 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Lexus RX 350 ranks in the top quarter among luxury midsize SUVs because it offers an attractive and spacious interior, good power, and impressive standard features, but some competitors can say the same thing.

Pros
Generous list of standard features
Comfortable and spacious rear seats
Lower base price than many competitors

Cons
Difficult-to-use infotainment system
Limited cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

As a style-conscious statement of indulgence, the Lexus RX shines like never before. Its looks are polarizing and it's not all that fun to drive even in F Sport form, but the RX continues to excel in many ways.
Almost ubiquitous with the term "luxury crossover," the Lexus RX was redesigned last year with a far more lavish look and feel inside and out.
It's a daring breath of fresh air for the model that essentially pioneered this premium, upscale segment. We like the current Lexus RX, even though it's not quite as polished to drive as some rivals. With its solid feel and eye-catching looks, the RX rates a 7.3 out of 10 on our scale.

Pros
Eye-catching design
Refined interior
Solid power
Available hybrid
Standard safety tech

Cons
Polarizing looks
Expensive with options
F-Sport rides very firmly
No third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Don’t let the RX’s daring style fool you—it’s still the plush-riding crossover it’s always been, but a technological leap forward from its segment-defining predecessor. A 295-hp V-6, eight-speed automatic and front-drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional. There is a hybrid, but with optional all-wheel drive, we managed 22 mpg; its combined EPA rating is 30. The cabin uses rich-looking interior materials throughout; the F Sport gets comfortable and supportive seats, among other upgrades.
The Lexus RX, which has reigned as the best-selling Lexus model and the top seller among all luxury crossovers and SUVs for nearly two decades, went under the knife for some major work in 2016. It kept the passenger-car mechanicals, raised seating position, posh interior, and cargo-friendly five-passenger SUV body style but cranked the styling volume up to new heights with an outsize snout, a floating roof, and a riotous surface treatment. Voting with their wallets, the car-buying public seems to prefer this new RX, as sales have increased versus the more sedate-looking previous version.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
255ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 300rpm
290hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Adjustable pedals

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
197.10in
Width: 
74.60in
78.90in
Height: 
67.70in
70.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.60in
Front Track: 
64.20in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
112.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
39.80in
Front Hip Room: 
56.50in
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
61.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.50in
56.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.30cu.ft
80.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.40cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
20.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.90degrees
21.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4222.00lbs
4697.00lbs

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
no
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Digital keypad power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

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
no
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirro
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three zone climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
Memory card slot
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
9 total speakers
Memory card slot
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
390 watts stereo output
Sony premium brand stereo system
Sony premium brand speakers
Mast antenna
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8
20
Wheels more: 
Painted alloy wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
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: 
Intuitive Parking Assist
Glass Breakage Sensor
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Blind Spot Monitor
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Panoramic View Monitor w/Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Lexus Safety System+ w/Adaptive Front Lighting
Lexus Safety System+ w/Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Package
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
Towing Prep Package
Equipment Group 302A
Equipment Group 300A
Equipment Group 301A
Exterior Options: 
Bi-LED Headlamps w/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Body-Side Moldings
Mudguards
Panoramic Moonroof
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Moonroof
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Door Edge Guards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
20" Gray Metallic Alloy Wheels w/Machined Finish
Running Boards
Wheel Lock Kit
Power Liftgate
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Rear Bumper Protector
20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels w/P255/50R20 A/S BSW Tires
Roof Rack Crossbars
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Color Heads Up Display
12.3" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Power Folding Heated Rear Seats w/Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Matte Bamboo Interior Trim
Illuminated Door Sills
Carpet Cargo Mat
Envelope Cargo Net
Heated Espresso Walnut Steering Wheel
Heated Matte Linear Dark Mocha Wood Steering Wheel
Two-Tone Instrument Panel
Dual-Screen Rear-Seat Entertainment System
8" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Heated Front Seats
8" Navigation System w/Multimedia Display
Heated Leather Steering Wheel
Espresso Walnut Interior Wood Trim
Key Gloves
12.3" Navigation System w/Multimedia Display
Matte Linear Dark Mocha Interior Trim
Heated Matte Bamboo Steering Wheel
Smokers Kit w/Element
2nd Row Captain's Chairs
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrest
Rear Retractable Cargo Shade
2nd Row Console
Voice Activated Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#3F3F3F
Black, leatherette
#323232
Black, premium leather
#3C3C3C
Noble Brown, leather
#947964
Noble Brown, premium leather
#8E735E
Parchment, leather
#C7C1B4
Parchment, premium leather
#D4CEC1
Stratus Gray, leather
#696767
Stratus Gray, leatherette
#7C7A7A
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#848282
Color: 
Medium Light Stone, cloth
#7C7B78