2021 Lexus RX 350 vs 2021 Lexus RX 350L

Lexus RX 350

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower295hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 26
  • Seats5

Lexus RX 350L

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower290hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 26
  • Seats7

Specs at a Glance

In 2021, the Lexus RX 350 and its variant, the Lexus RX 350L, both come with some changes. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 350L are charismatic and luxurious SUVs with attractive, spacious, and feature-filled cabins. They both pack plenty of power too, and they have exquisite exteriors. In 2021, the Lexus RX 350 adds some additional safety technology to the lineup, including rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring, which are standard for the first time. This year, wireless phone charging is now available as an add-on extra. The RX 350L now offers wireless phone charging as well, and like the regular 350, it also comes with some newly standard safety technology for 2021.


The two trim levels of the RX 350 have the same engine, a V6 with a 3.5L displacement. With this engine under its hood, the 2021 RX 350 can put out 295 HP, and its peak torque is 267 LB-FT. The engine is connected to an eight-speed transmission. Both trims have standard front-wheel drive, but you can opt for all-wheel drive on either. The RX 350L has a V6 engine with a top power output of 290 HP, and its maximum torque is 263 LB-FT. The 350L also has an automatic eight-speed transmission, and you can select all-wheel drive in addition to the standard front-wheel drive.


LED headlights and 18-inch wheels are standard components on the RX 350. It also has rain-sensing windshield wipers. A hands-free liftgate is available as an add-on, while the F Sport gets a special front grille design along with trim-specific badges and a custom back bumper. The F Sport trim also has 20-inch wheels. The 350L has automatic LED headlights and a power liftgate as standard features. A hands-free liftgate can be added on as an optional amenity.


The cabin is the primary distinguishing feature between the 350 and the 350L, with the latter adding a third row of seats. A leather steering wheel starts the RX 350 at the base level, along with keyless entry, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay integration. The base trim also comes with dual-zone climate control and a handful of safety aids. Wireless charging is available through a package, and you can also get navigation, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, and a 12-speaker audio system. The RX has three rows of seats with the option for captain's chairs. It also has an eight-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The top trim has a 12.3-inch display and a 15-speaker sound system.

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