Comparison - Lexus RX 450h F SPORT 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Touareg V6 Executive 2018

General

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Average Price: 
51,055
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
60,195
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
26.40gals
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: 
Black Oak Brown Metallic
#281F1A
Canyon Gray Metallic
#595B58
Dark Flint Metallic
#374142
Deep Black Metallic
#000000
Moonlight Blue
#202E37
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8
Sand Gold Metallic
#A69F95
Reef Blue Metallic
#243551

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid ranked #3 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX Hybrid has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Roomy, comfortable seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus RX 450h is less expensive than last year, but some features that were standard are now optional. These include the sunroof, roof rails, heated and ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, navigation system and blind-spot monitoring. The new Premium package adds some of these features back in, while others are sold as stand-alone options.

PROS
Impeccably crafted and attractively designed cabin
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Supremely quiet
Appealing ride and handling balance with F Sport package

CONS
Relatively slow acceleration
Below-average cargo capacity
Optional tech interface is distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

RX 450hL hybrids have a lower-output V-6, batteries, and motors that power the rear wheels for a through-the-road, all-wheel-drive powertrain. The continuously variable transmission saps the life out of its delivery, but it’s smooth.

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

The original Volkswagen Touareg was famous for offering a 5.0-litre V10 diesel engine that made it one of the most powerful models in its class.

Pros
Good value
Copes well in the mud
Smart interior

Cons
Depreciation worries
Hybrid isn’t economical
Can’t carry seven

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The VW Touareg has been a constant for Volkswagen since 2003. It was the firm’s very first off-roader, and paved the way for the now four-strong SUV line-up. However, with the current car more than eight years old, VW thought it high time the mainstay was given a complete overhaul.
So, for 2018, the Touareg is new from the ground up. It is 77mm longer and 44mm wider than before, and it sits on the VW Group’s flagship MLBevo platform. That means it shares many of its internals with cars such as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, as well as high-end models like the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
31.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
308hp
at 6 000rpm
280hp
at 6 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
39.00Feet
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
yes
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)*
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Electric Power Steering
Cooled Storage Compartment
Extended Cabin Heating

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
188.80in
Width: 
74.60in
76.40in
Height: 
67.70in
68.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.90in
Front Track: 
64.20in
65.00in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
66.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.80in
113.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
56.60in
58.30in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
41.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
59.80in
Rear Head Room: 
38.20
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
56.00in
57.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
36.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
56.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.90cu.ft
64.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
7716lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.00cu.ft
32.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
26.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.90degrees
26.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4740.00lbs
4696.00lbs

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: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10-way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Heated

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: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Extended cabin heating
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Cooled storage compartment

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
12 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
620 Watts Stereo Output
Dynaudio Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 7.5-In
21 X 9.5 In
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid 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: 
2 Front Headrests
Pre-Collision System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency braking preparation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
Rear center 3-point belt
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Brake drying
Self-leveling headlights
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Aluminum Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Door Edge Film By 3M
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Roof Rack Cross Bars
LED Headlamps
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film
Bi-LED Headlamps w/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Panoramic Moonroof
Running Boards
Mudguards
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Ball Mount
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Roof Rack
Roof Edge Spoiler
Splash Guards
Trailer Hitch Extras
Interior Options: 
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Cargo Net - Envelope
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net - Spider
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
12.3" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Universal Tablet Holder
Key Gloves
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
All-Weather Floor Liners
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Luggage Net
First Aid Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Black, premium leather
#434343
Noble Brown, leather
#977C67
Noble Brown, premium leather
#9E836E
Parchment, leather
#D2CCBF
Parchment, premium leather
#B7B1A4
Stratus Gray, leather
#828080
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#7C7A7A
Color: 
#101010
Black Anthracite, leatherette
#B4A599
Cornsilk Beige, leatherette