Comparison - Toyota Highlander XSE 2021 - vs - Lexus RX 450h F SPORT 2019

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Average Price: 
$
43,355
Updated: 
06 Feb 2020
$
51,605
Updated: 
12 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.90gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ruby Flare Pearl
#740000
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blueprint
#323C71
MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC
#24231E
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Ultra White
#FAFAFA
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Obsidian
#090909
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA

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 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 2 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.New sporty XSE trim debuts.

Pros
Comfortable, quiet ride
Easy to see out of
Good power and fuel economy from V6 engine

Cons
Third row is kids-only
Below-average cargo space behind the third-row seat

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus RX Hybrid ranked #10 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX Hybrid has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Posh interior
Comfortable, roomy seats
Good gas mileage
Smooth ride

Cons
Exasperating infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

Integration with Lexus Enform Connect smartphone app.The 2019 Lexus RX 450hL comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.

PROS
Impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials and construction
Advanced safety features come standard
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries

CONS
Third-row space is tight for anyone other than small kids
Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
Optional tech interface is distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The RX 450h hybrid has a lower output V-6 with battery assistance and motors that power the rear wheels for standard all-wheel drive. The RX is more intriguing on a curvy road than before, but still can’t quite hang with more sprightly competition.

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 600rpm
308hp
at 6 000rpm
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: 
no
yes
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: 
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.)
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.40in
192.50in
Width: 
76.00in
74.60in
Height: 
68.10in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
39.40
38.20
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
56.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
56.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
57.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.30cu.ft
55.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
18.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
24.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4400.00lbs
4740.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
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 passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
20 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
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
Front ventilated 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
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
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
LED Headlamp
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/All-Weather Floor Liners
Preferred Accessory Package W/Carpet Mats
Protection Package
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
Tow Hitch Receiver
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Applique
Trailer Ball
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Tow Hitch Receiver W/Wiring Harness
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Ball Mount
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Paint Protection Film
Panoramic Moonroof
Tow Hitch Receiver
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Ball Mount
Door Edge Film By 3M
Body-Side Moldings
Running Boards
Bi-LED Headlamps W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Liners
Carpet Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Red Leather Interior
Cargo Cover
Carpet Mat Package
JBL Audio W/Integrated Navigation
Cargo Liner
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Tote
Cargo Net - Envelope
Illuminated Door Sills
Carpet Cargo Mat
Universal Tablet Holder
Color Heads-Up Display
Key Gloves W/Lexus Logo
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Cargo Net
12.3" Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Carpet Cargo Mat
Key Gloves W/F Logo

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cockpit Red, leather
#802A2A
Black Mixed Media, leatherette
#24231E
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Rioja Red, leather
#8C3140
Stratus Gray, leather
#828080