Comparison - Toyota Highlander Platinum hybrid 2021 - vs - Lexus RX 350L Luxury 2021

General

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Average Price: 
$
50,315
Updated: 
20 Dec 2019
$
55,400
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Moondust
#7E8DA0
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Blueprint
#323C71
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Celestial Silver metallic
#979CA0
Opulent Amber
#6A5954
Ruby Flare pearl
#740000
Color: 
Nebula Gray Pearl
#656567
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Atomic Silver
#B6B2B1
Moonbeam Beige Metallic
#A49D93
Obsidian
#171B1C
Nightfall Mica
#042568
Matador Red Mica
#9B2A2C
Caviar
#252525
Nori Green Pearl
#535739

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway..

Pros
Better style
New sporty XSE look
Still practical…
...and fuel efficient
Great standard safety

Cons
Infotainment is still a headache
Exterior is a little busy
Pricey top models
Small-ish third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The sporty-looking XSE trim level joins the Highlander lineup for 2021. It punches up the looks with more aggressive exterior styling, unique 20-inch wheels, black exterior accents, and a sportier calibration for the suspension. Elsewhere, LED projection headlamps are now a standard feature and all models receive additional driver-assistance features, including semi-automated emergency steering technology that's designed to help a driver avoid collisions.

Pros
Attractive design,
optional hybrid powertrain,
generous standard features.

Cons
Few driving thrills,
skimpy third-row room,
fussy interior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The sporty XSE trim debuts in the Hybrid lineup.More advanced safety features are standard.LED headlights are now standard.

Pros
High fuel economy for a three-row SUV
Sensibly priced compared to the non-hybrid Highlander
Comfortable ride quality
Plenty of standard and available safety features

Cons
Third-row seats are cramped
Not a whole lot of cargo space behind the third-row seat
Engine sounds unrefined at full throttle

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021 Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard for 2021.Wireless smartphone charging now available.

PROS
Impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials
Advanced safety features come standard
Excellent ride and seat comfort

CONS
Third-row space is tight for anyone other than small kids
Touchpad controller is distracting to use
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Hard to see out of

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Lexus RX 350's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Lexus RX 350 has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Great predicted reliability score
Composed ride and handling
Good acceleration
Long list of standard and optional features

Cons
Subpar cargo space
Very cramped available third-row seats

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Lexus RX stays strong in an increasingly crowded class with styling that stands out and powertrains that don’t.

Pros
Efficient hybrid
F Sport shines inside and out
Comfy for five
More daring than dull...

Cons
...Edgy styling can be a turn off
Useless third row
Getting expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
243hp
at 6 000rpm
290hp
at 6 300rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Roadside Assistance
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
196.90in
Width: 
76.00in
74.60in
Height: 
68.10in
67.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.10in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
38.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
30.90in
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
55.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
58.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
57.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.30cu.ft
58.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
16.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4595.00lbs
4619.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Multi-Level Heating
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats

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
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
11 Total Speakers
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
20 X 8.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings 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
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/All-Weather Floor Liners
Protection Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/Carpet Mats
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Tow Hitch Receiver
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Running Boards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
Touch-Free Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Premium Paint
Door Edge Guards
Door Edge Film By 3M
Mudguards
Body-Side Moldings
Running Boards
Premium Triple Beam LED Auto-Leveling Headlamps And LED Taillamps
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film By 3M
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Carpet Mat Package
All Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Liner
Carpet Cargo Mat
Carpet Floor Mats
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
Wireless Charger
All-Weather Floor Liners
All-Weather Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Harvest beige, leather
#740000
Black, leather
#191919
Glazed Caramel, leather
#8A582F
Graphite, leather
#404042
Color: 
Black, premium leather
#000000
Glazed Caramel, premium leather
#9B6849
Birch, premium leather
#BCBCB7
Parchment, premium leather
#D7D1C1