How the Lexus RX 350 stacks the cash

Luxury SUVs are expensive and it takes a hefty bank account to afford one, but even wealthy folks love a good deal. After all, saving and spending wisely are critical parts of becoming wealthy, right?

We’re comparing the 2018 Lexus RX350 to a four of its main rivals. These are the Cadillac XT5, Audi Q5, Lincoln MKX, and for a comparison to Lexus’ new three-row version of the RX, the Acura MDX.

Continue reading for the pricing wars.

Setting the Stage

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 is a two-row luxury crossover with a starting price of $43,270. Lexus’ new-for-2018 three-row RX, the RX L, offers seating for seven in a 2+3+2 arrangement and competes with some larger SUVs like the Acura MDX.

2018 Lexus RX

Price Check: Lexus RX350 vs the Competition Exterior
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RX 350 FWD $43,270
RX 350 AWD $44,670
RX 350L FWD $47,670
RX 350L AWD $49,070
RX 350 F SPORT FWD $48,920
RX 350 F SPORT AWD $50,320
RX 450h AWD $45,695
RX 450h F SPORT AWD $51,055

2018 Cadillac XT5

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2018 Cadillac XT5 $41,590
2018 Cadillac XT5 Luxury $47,590
2018 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury $54,090
2018 Cadillac XT5 Platinum $64,390

2018 Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q5 High Resolution Exterior
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2018 Audi Q5 Premium $41,500
2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus $45,500
2018 Audi Q5 Prestige $50,800

2018 Lincoln MKX

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The Lincoln MKX is the only SUV here offered with multiple non-hybrid and non-sporty engine options. Customers can choose between the standard 3.7-liter V-6 or the twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. The Audi does offer a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 in the performance-oriented SQ5 and the Lexus RX is available with a hybrid drivetrain in the RX450h trim.

2018 Lincoln MKX Premiere $39,035
2018 Lincoln MKX Select $42,550
2018 Lincoln MKX Reserve $46,560
2018 Lincoln MKX Black Label $54,230
2.7-liter EcoBoost I-4 $2,000
AWD $2,495

2018 Acura MDX

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It’s important to not the Acura MDX doesn’t technically have trim levels, but rather uses large option packages to increase the vehicle’s luxury and add to its features.

2018 Acura MXD $44,200
AWD $2,000
Entertainment Package $2,000
Technology Package $4,400
Advance Package $6,050

References

Lexus RX

2016 Lexus RX
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Read our full review on the 2017 Lexus RX.

2018 Lexus RXL Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 Lexus RX L.

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