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Lexus NX 300h vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

In comparing the Lexus NX 300h to the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Lexus NX 300h has the advantage in the area of overall quality score. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lexus NX 300h versus the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a better car than the Lexus NX 300h.

Lexus NX 300h versus Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus NX 300h ranges from $33,382 to $44,813 while a used Toyota RAV4 Hybrid from the same model year range is priced between $29,232 to $43,945.

Lexus NX 300h versus Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus NX 300h is 8.5 out of 10 while the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's quality rating is 8.3 out of 10. This results in the Lexus NX 300h being ranked 2 out of 17 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid being ranked 3 out of 21 Best Hybrid SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus NX 300h’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid base engine makes 219 horsepower. The NX 300h is rated to deliver an average of 31 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 444 miles. The RAV4 Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 40 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 551 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Lexus NX 300h.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lexus NX 300h and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2021 Lexus NX 300h

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$33,382 - $44,813

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$32,301 - $43,417

Used Asking Price:

$29,232 - $43,945

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

6.3 / 10

Retained Value:

9.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

6.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 17
7 / 17

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 21
3 / 21
6 / 21
12 / 21

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a compact crossover with seating for five. The current Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was redesigned for the 2019 model year, with new models costing between $28,650-$37,180 and 3-year-old models averaging $27,181.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Reputation for durability
  • Gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models available
  • Rugged SUV-like capability with the TRD Pro Off-Road trim

  • Lackluster driving experience
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto late to arrive
  • Cumbersome touchscreen controls

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

Base, Luxury, F SPORT Black Line

Trim Levels

XLE Premium, Limited, XSE, LE, XLE, SE

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

194 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.046 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

219 hp @ 5300 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.059 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

33 / 30 / 31

Range (city/hwy):

488 / 444 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

41 / 38 / 40

Range (city/hwy):

595 / 551 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.3 inches

Cargo Space:

16.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

53.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Cargo Space:

37.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

69.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4180 lbs

Width:

83.9 inches

Height:

64.8 inches

Length:

182.3 inches

Wheelbase:

104.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3710 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

67 inches

Length:

180.9 inches

Wheelbase:

105.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

Not yet available

Wheel Type:

Not yet available

Tire Size:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/65R17