Finding a luxury SUV that fits your lifestyle and needs can take a lot of time and research. Lexus of Lexington has compared two full size SUV competitors, the Lexus RX and Cadillac XT5, to help you get in your dream car faster. Keep reading to see why the pioneer luxury SUV is the clear choice!
The RX 350 is powered by an advanced V6 that offers an additional 60 peak horsepower over the four cylinder engine in the XT5 and does it using Regular unleaded fuel. Yet, it has similar EPA-estimated combined fuel economy ratings, in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. Smooth and sophisticated, the V6 offers a more refined feel than the Cadillac’s inline 4-cylinder.
The RX 350 comes with Lexus Safety System+ 2.01 as standard equipment, including Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). Cadillac offers most of these features but does not offer Road Sign Assist, and their Adaptive Cruise Control system requires the purchase of additional packages.
Organizations dedicated to consumers’ safety see the value and importance of these systems. The 2021 Lexus RX was named “Top Safety Pick2” by IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2021. The Cadillac XT5 did not earn this same honor.
The RX 350 offers a roomy, accommodating interior for five. Front-seat passengers have an added 1.5 inches of front headroom in the RX and rear-seat passengers enjoy a substantial 2.5 inches of added headroom. In front, there’s more room to stretch out, with 2.9 inches of added legroom.
When on the road, why be out of touch? Everyone can stay charged-up and engaged in the RX 350, with a total of six standard USB ports. The XT5 has just four USB ports.
The J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), ranks Lexus the highest in overall vehicle dependability among all brands with a score of 81 PP100.3 This is the ninth time in 10 years that Lexus has received this honor!
The study measures the number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old vehicles. The study looks for 177 specific problems and a lower score reflects higher dependability. In this year’s study, Cadillac was given a score of 100 PP100, which means 19 additional problems were reported by Cadillac owners compared to Lexus.
Since pioneering the luxury SUV segment more than 20 years ago, the iconic, best-selling Lexus RX continues to delight owners with expressive craftsmanship, advanced driver-inspired technology and uncompromising versatility. With an ideal blend of tailored exterior dimensions and welcoming interior space in both five and seven passenger versions, the RX offers an ideal combination of utility and luxury, and is the clear choice for your luxury SUV.