Comparison - Lexus RX 350 2017 - vs - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2015

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
46,227
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
28,341
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2015
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
15.30gals
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: 
Blue Reflex Mica
#253545
Crystal White Pearl Mica
#D3D7DA
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#153552
Jet Black Mica
#1D1D1D
Liquid Silver Metallic
#838285
Meteor Gray Mica
#4C4B4F
Soul Red Metallic
#AB4041

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
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
185ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 300rpm
184hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
36.70Feet

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
no
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)*
12V cargo area power outlet(s)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
179.30in
Width: 
74.60in
72.40in
Height: 
67.70in
67.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
8.50in
Front Track: 
64.20in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
62.50in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
39.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
39.30in
Front Hip Room: 
56.50in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
57.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.50in
53.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
55.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.30cu.ft
65.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.40cu.ft
34.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.90degrees
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4222.00lbs
3532.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Power mirrors
Heated mirrors

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 driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Multi-link rear suspension
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
Cargo area light
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Simulated alloy trim on center console
Front reading lights
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Rear floor mats
Leather and chrome trim on shift knob
Simulated alloy trim on doors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
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
USB connection
Radio data system
Speed sensitive volume control
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input
Bose premium brand speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Remote sunroof operation
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8
19 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Painted alloy wheels
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Steel spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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
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: 
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
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Package
Cold Weather Package
Premium Package
Towing Prep Package
Grand Touring Technology Package
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
Clear Film Front Paint Protection Package
Trailer Hitch Receiver
Wheel Locks
Clear Film Rear Bumper Top Protection
Rear Bumper Guard
Roof Rack Side Rails
Crystal White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
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
Door Sill Trim Plates
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Retractable Cargo Cover
Cargo Tray

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: 
Black, leather
#313131
Sand, leather
#AF997F