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Lexus RX 450h vs. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

In comparing the Lexus RX 450h to the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus RX 450h has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Lexus RX 450h versus the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a better car than the Lexus RX 450h.

Lexus RX 450h versus Toyota Highlander Hybrid Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Lexus RX 450h ranges from $47,892 to $59,353 while a used Toyota Highlander Hybrid from the same model year range is priced between $38,991 to $50,998. For a new model, the Lexus RX 450h's price is between $53,658 and $64,675, with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid priced between $42,081 and $53,615.

Lexus RX 450h versus Toyota Highlander Hybrid Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lexus RX 450h is 9.3 out of 10 while the Toyota Highlander Hybrid's quality rating is 9.2 out of 10. This results in the Lexus RX 450h being ranked 1 out of 17 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid being ranked 1 out of 21 Best Hybrid SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Lexus RX 450h’s base engine makes 308 horsepower, and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid base engine makes 243 horsepower. The RX 450h is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 482 miles. The Highlander Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 36 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 599 miles. The RX 450h uses premium unleaded, and the Highlander Hybrid uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are hybrid SUVs, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Lexus RX 450h has the advantage in the area of front leg room. The Lexus RX 450h and Toyota Highlander Hybrid are comparable in regards to trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lexus RX 450h has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2022 Lexus RX 450h

2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$53,658 - $64,675

Used Asking Price:

$47,892 - $59,353

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,081 - $53,615

Used Asking Price:

$38,991 - $50,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.3 / 10

Reliability:

9.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

9.4 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

9.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

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Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the hybrid version of the Toyota Highlander, which is among the best-selling, top-rated SUVs in the 3-row segment.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • No disappointing base engine
  • Legendary reliability
  • Full suite of standard safety features

  • Poorly-rated headlights on L, LE, and XLE trims
  • Third row legroom less than competition

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

F SPORT Handling, Base, F SPORT

Trim Levels

Bronze Edition, XLE, LE, Limited, Platinum

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):

4.70 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:

308 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

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

0.065 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

243 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

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

0.056 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

31 / 28 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

533 / 482 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium 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:

FWD / AWD

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

36 / 35 / 36

Range (city/hwy):

616 / 599 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

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:

Available

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:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

32.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.1 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

157.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4740 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

67.7 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4330 lbs

Width:

76 inches

Height:

68.1 inches

Length:

194.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18