Comparison - Lexus RX 350L Luxury 2019 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2019

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
54,435
Updated: 
11 Apr 2019
54,165
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.20gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Silver Lining Metallic
#D8D9DD
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Integration with Lexus Enform Connect smartphone app.The 2019 Lexus RX 350L SUV comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.

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 children
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Optional tech interface is clever but distracting to use
Rough ride on broken pavement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus RX 350 ranked #5 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX 350 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Blissful ride
Premium cabin
Strong engine

Cons
Not as sporty as rivals
Remote Touch controller can be frustrating
Small cargo hold

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Lexus RX remains the luxury crossover SUV sales standard for its design, comfort, and features.The RX 350L add a third row seat for family buyers, though that row is best suited for children. Interior trimmings are not as upscale as some competitors, though real wood and metal accents are a nice touch depending on the trim.

Pros
Bold, brash design
Good acceleration
Safety record
Comfortable ride
Hybrid’s thrift

Cons
Polarizing design
Price escalates
Head-scratching F-Sport
Laughable third row option

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 68 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area behind third-row seat
Meaty twin-turbo V6 available
High predicted reliability rating

Cons
Seats aren't as comfy or roomy as some
Thirsty engines
Feels massive to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The Explorer receives only minor changes for 2018, with subtle styling tweaks at the front and rear, an integrated 4G LTE hotspot and revised feature availability.

PROS
Plenty of high-tech features that are easy to use
Optional turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power
Cabin is quiet and comfortable on the highway
Cargo space is generous behind the third row

CONS
Legroom in the third row is subpar
Depending on trim level, feels big and ponderous from behind the wheel

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.

Pros
A utility player, in the classic sense
Very good handling
Better fuel economy ratings
Improved infotainment, now with 4G LTE
Lovely Sport tuning

Cons
The EPA’s optimistic with those turbo ratings
Platinum content, platinum prices
Second-row seat needs padding, less tilt
Third-row seat needs more of everything

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
v
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 300rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
39.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Heated Steering Wheel
driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
adaptive cruise control
Adjustable pedals
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.90in
198.30in
Width: 
74.60in
78.90in
Height: 
67.30in
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
7.80in
Front Track: 
64.20in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
41.40
Front Hip Room: 
55.80in
57.30in
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
42.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.30in
61.50in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.60
Rear Hip Room: 
55.80in
56.80in
Rear leg room: 
30.90in
39.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.80in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
58.50cu.ft
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.30cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4619.00lbs
4458.00lbs

Instruments

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

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
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry

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
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
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Massaging
passenger cooled seat
driver cooled seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
reclining rear seats
multi-level heating

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
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
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Sony premium brand speakers
500 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand stero system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0-In.
20 in
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated rear disc brakes
rear ventilated 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
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards
Running Boards
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Triple Beam LED Auto-Leveling Headlamps
Bi-LED Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Door Edge Film By 3M
Body-Side Moldings
Ball Mount
Tow Hitch Receiver
Mudguards
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Interior Options: 
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
2nd Row Bucket Seats w/Power-Assist Fold
Cargo Shade
Smokers Kit w/Element
Deep Tray-Style All-Weather Floor Mats
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrests
2nd Row Console

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, premium leather
#000000
Noble Brown, premium leather
#95755C
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#7C7979
Parchment, premium leather
#D7D1C1
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789