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At a glance, the Nissan Rogue and the Lexus RX350 are both mid-sized SUVs. The RX350 looks larger, but is that the only difference? And is that enough of a reason to choose the RX350 over the Rogue?

Our Nissan Rogue vs Lexus RX350 comparison will answer these questions and more. By the end, you should have no trouble deciding which is the best SUV for you.

Fuel Economy

Both SUVs run on regular unleaded fuel, but the RX350’s tank can hold 19.2 gallons, while the Rogue holds 14.5 gallons. Even though the tank of the RX350 is larger, you’ll be stopping more frequently for gas due to the Rogue’s lesser gas mileage.

On the highway, the Rogue does 32 mpg while the RX350 does 26 mpg. Within a city, you can get 25 mpg out of the Rogue and just 19 mpg out of the RX350.

Performance

Since it takes more gas, you’d be safe in assuming the Lexus RX350 has a more powerful engine. Its 3.5-liter V6 engine can churn out up to 295 horsepower, while the Nissan Rogue’s 2.5-liter inline-4 gas engine can do 170 horsepower.

Because of the differences in their engines, the Rogue has a weaker acceleration and, at times, struggles at high speeds.

Convenience

Both vehicles come with comfortable leather seats and a host of other features to keep you and your passengers comfortable. For example, there are audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel, cup holders, a premium sound system, and more.

Both vehicles can seat five passengers, but the RX350 is a bit roomier with more leg, hip, and shoulder room in the front and back.

Price

The base model of the RX350 costs over $10,000 more than the Rogue. Aside from being more expensive to buy, the RX350 also costs more to drive due to its lower gas mileage. 

Aesthetics

The RX350 and Nissan Rogue are both great to look at, but the Lexus is a bit more attractive. Its shape and design are bolder and, unlike the Rogue, it’s available in several colors.

The interior of the RX350 also impresses with better-looking materials and construction.

Size

The RX350 is bigger than the Rogue on the outside and inside, but surprisingly, the Rogue has more cargo space. With the backseat in place, the Rogue offers 39.3 cubic feet of storage in the trunk, while the RX350 offers 18.4 cubic feet. 

Nonetheless, the RX350’s larger engine and body give it more towing power, up to 3500 pounds. The Rogue, on the other hand, can handle only 1102 pounds.

Safety

When it comes to safety, both the Rogue and FX350 get high scores. Standard safety features for each model include lane departure warning, back-up camera, ABS, tire pressure monitor, stability and traction control, and more.

While both vehicles have airbags in all standard locations, the RX350 takes safety a step further by providing rear side and driver’s knee airbags.

Warranty

The basic RX350 warranty is 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Rogue’s warranty is a little less competitive with coverage for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles.

Now that you know more, which of these vehicles do you think is the right one for you?

 

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