2020 Lexus RX 350 vs 2020 Toyota Highlander   

As one glance at the table below will tell you, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 and 2020 Toyota Highlander have similar bones. Many of the under-the-hood capabilities and basic amenities are equal or only slightly different between the two. Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising; Lexus is the luxury-brand variation of Toyota, after all.

But one difference may jump out to the attentive observer- the price. The 2020 Lexus RX 350 starts out at just a bit less than $14,000 more expensive than the 2020 Toyota Highlander. So what is it that sets the Lexus apart and justifies the higher price point?

Take a look at the table below to get a feel for the general (and, we must say, highly impressive) capabilities of both vehicles. Then, read on below to learn more about what makes the 2020 Lexus RX 350 more than worthy of its MSRP.

Silver 2020 Lexus RX and blue metallic 2020 Toyota Highlander both drive down highways, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

2020 Lexus RX 350

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2020 Toyota Highlander

$45,175 Starting MSRP $31,350
23 miles-per-gallon Fuel Economy (combined) 22 miles-per-gallon
5 - 7 Seating Capacity 7 - 8
3.5-liter V6 Engine 3.5-liter V6
295 hp Horsepower 295 hp
268 pound-feet Torque 263 pound-feet
FWD or AWD Drivetrain FWD or AWD

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The main benefits of the 2020 Lexus RX 350 lie in the bevy of luxury features that are both standard and available on this sleek, stylish and capable ride. It boasts a sophisticated look both inside and out, and is loaded with cutting-edge technology. This includes a convenient touchscreen wired to the infotainment and the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, which is an integrated safety-suite of class-leading tech.

The luxury SUV that is the 2020 RX 350 is now more advanced than ever. Intuitive controls adorn the steering wheel, along with the remote touchpad. The innovative touchscreen features convenient pinch/zoom functionality. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are compatible.

An available Power Rear Door makes getting into the cargo hold easier than ever, while ambient lighting lends its soft caress to the handcrafted trim inside, delivering a true luxury touch. In addition to all the features, Lexus owners get the benefit of the Lexus ownership experience, wherein the automaker ensures all drivers of their vehicles are well taken care of throughout the whole ownership process.