The 2023 Lexus RX is the fifth generation for the Lexus core model, while the is slightly younger and on its second generation, which brought a wave of changes that drove these competitors further apart than they once were. Here we will break them down and explore the differences between these two vehicles to answer which is best for you. Which will you prefer, the Infiniti's luxury and power or the Lexus's lower price? Read on and discover.
Infiniti QX60 Breakdown
The second generation QX60 is a big seven-seater SUV with a sleek aesthetic inside and out. The newest 2023 QX60 has a modest 295 hp @ 6400 rpm, 3.5L V6 Engine.
Where the Infiniti QX60 shines:
- Comfort: The QX60 has far greater leg and headroom for the front seat, making it perfect for anyone, no matter how tall. Furthermore, the larger size of the QX60 allows for ample cargo space and expanded seating of up to seven.
- Improved Handling: The QX60 has a much tighter turning radius and corners better than the RX350.
- Safety: with standard Rear Automatic Braking, Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist, the QX60 is one of the safest family SUVs on the market.
Where the Infiniti QX60 Falls Short
- Price: The QX60 is slightly more pricey, owing to its larger size and more luxury branding.
- Efficiency: The Infiniti struggles to maintain over 26 MPG and will need more stops at the gas station.
INFINITI QX60 vs. Lexus RX350 Similarities
The Infiniti QX60 and the Lexus RX350 boast similar engine performance and identical base towing capacities. Although, the QX60 has an optional trim that expands the towing range. With equal horsepower and powertrain, they race in the same circles, and neither has a significant edge.
Lexus RX350 Breakdown
The newest Lexus RX350 has a 2.4L Turbo Inline-4, 275 hp @ 6000 rpm, baseline engine that performs just as well as the QX60 on base models. It sports a slimmer profile, a tighter budget, and a stylish and modern interior. Although, the Engine is no slouch either.
Where the Lexus RX350 shines:
- Price: The RX350 is cheaper than the larger crossover models and is one of the lowest price luxury models on the market. Although, used Lexus RX350s may cost more on average against similar year and mileage vehicles.
- Safety: With a reputation for five-star ratings, the Lexus RX350 has all the modern safety equipment we have come to expect, along with an expanded suite of driver awareness software to help prevent an accident.
Where the Lexus RX350 Falls Short:
- Size: The Lexus RX350 is on the smaller side of crossover SUV vehicles and suffers from a bit of an identity crisis between crossover and compact.
- Handling: The RX350 has a larger turning radius, despite its smaller size, and makes it harder to get in and out of tight spaces, which is a must for any city driving.
INFINITI QX60 vs. Lexus RX350 Verdict
Despite offering fierce competition and a similar style, the Lexus RX350 fails to live up to the luxury standard of the Infiniti QX60.
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