Comparison - Lexus RX 350 F sport 2018 - vs - Subaru Viziv 7 Concept Ascent 2018

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Average Price: 
50,320
Updated: 
06 Mar 2018
Updated: 
30 Mar 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Ultra White
#EAEAEA
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Silver Lining Metallic
#D8D9DD
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 ranked #9 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX 350 has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Coddling ride
Many standard and available features

Cons
Low safety scores for class
Less cargo room than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The RX 350 is available in just two versions, and we think it's worth spending a bit more and upgrading to the F Sport trim. The F Sport, despite its name, isn't as sporty as some vehicles in the class such as the Porsche Macan, but it does bundle several desirable options together, including the adaptive suspension dampers and heated and ventilated front seats. The F Sport also gives the RX a more aggressive look and 20-inch wheels as standard.

PROS
Attractive cabin with top-quality materials and construction
Ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth
Advanced safety features come standard
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

CONS
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Optional tech interface is distracting to use while driving

By: 
edmunds.com

The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.

Pros
Bracing design
Swift acceleration
Broad range of road manners
Hybrid's high gas mileage
High-tech safety standard

Cons
That polarizing sheet metal
Gets expensive in a hurry
Firm F Sport ride
Gas-only mileage just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Does the Viziv name sound familiar to you? Well, it should because that’s the name Subaru has used for a large SUV concept not once, not twice, but now three times. It started back in 2013 with the Subaru Viziv Concept that debuted with a funky set of side doors at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. A couple of years later, Subaru showed up at the Tokyo Motor Show with the 2015 Subaru Viziv Future Concept. That second iteration was more toned down that then first – the funky doors were gone – but the interior was still heavily futuristic. Fast forward to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and Subaru was back at it again with the Viziv-7 Concept, a model that showcases what a large, three-row SUV from Subaru will look like when it makes its debut in 2018. To date, we have yet to see the inside of the concept – the doors were even locked at the show, with the interior hidden away by tinted windows – but as far as the exterior goes, this baby is ready to go into production.

As far as SUV’s and crossovers go, Subaru doesn’t have much. There’s the Compact Subaru Outback, which isn’t really as much a crossover or SUV as it is a wagon with jacked up suspension. Then there’s the Crosstrek, which is an Impreza with a raised roof and suspension, and then there’s the Forester, which in every sense of the word is an SUV, but it’s still in the compact segment. That means that Subaru has some room to grow if it really wants to compete in the world of gas guzzlers that is the American SUV Market. The production model derived from the Viziv-7 will fit more in the large-SUV category and will compete against the likes of models like the GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, and Ford Expedition, to name a small handful.

Needless to say,Subaru has its work cut out for it if it expects its newest SUV to gain any traction at all in the market. The competition is stiff, and for folks buying in this segment, fuel economy isn’t as important as the number of passengers something can haul or the cargo space available. With that said, let’s take a better look at the Viziv-7 concept and talk about what we can expect from the future model it represents.

By: 
topspeed.com

In early 2018, Subaru will introduce a three-row midsize SUV to the North American market. But until then, we’ll have to make do with the VIZIV-7 SUV concept, which is making an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And it’s quite a good-looking vehicle.

Unfortunately, Subaru says the concept previews the “size direction” of a future three-row SUV, not necessarily the design. So we probably shouldn’t expect to see the bold lighting elements, grille details, and fancy tires make it to production. This has been the case with other concept vehicles Subaru has shown, including the Impreza sedan concept, as they always look much more radical than the final model.

The Subaru VIZIV-7 measures 204.7 inches in length, or more than 6 inches longer than the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. In fact, the Subaru concept is longer than the 2017 Highlander (192.5 inches), 2017 Pilot (194.5 inches), and 2016 Durango (199.8 inches). At 79.9 inches, it’s also a bit wider than the competition, and its wheelbase comes in at 117.7 inches, bigger than all the aforementioned competitors but the Durango.

The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities, and a forward-looking attitude,” Takeshi Tachimori, corporate executive vice president of Fuji Heavy Industries, said in a press release.

With three complete rows of seating, Subaru’s future SUV will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever made. It will be larger than the Tribeca, which ended production after the 2014 model year. We previously reported that the new three-row model will be built at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana.

By: 
motortrend.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
Torque: 
268ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 300rpm
240hp
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
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
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Destination Download
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
204.70in
Width: 
74.60in
79.90in
Height: 
67.70in
72.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
117.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
56.60in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4387.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

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
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
power steering

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Interior Air Filtration
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
9 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0
21''
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
Towing Prep Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Bi-LED Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Ball Mount
Door Edge Film By 3M
Panoramic Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Running Boards
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Mudguards
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Door Edge Guards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Liners
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
Color Heads-Up Display
Universal Tablet Holder
Illuminated Door Sills
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Carpet Cargo Mat
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Key Gloves
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#575757
Rioja Red leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#784F4D
Stratus Gray leather with Scored Aluminum trim
#C6C6BE