2019 LEXUS RX 350 VS. 2019 CADILLAC SRX

Performance

The 2019 Cadillac SRX has a powerful engine that gives it an impressive performance. It features a gas 3.6-liter V-6 engine paired with an automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Drivers can expect some extra power on the highway with 308 horsepower. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and driver select mode. 

The Lexus RX 350 has slightly less pep to its engine with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that uses a variable valve timing with intelligence system to produce up to 295 horsepower. Though slightly less powerful, in terms of horsepower, the VVT-iW system provides for amazing acceleration and impressive performance at higher speeds, which makes it match and exceed the performance level of the Cadillac. In addition to this, the engine gives the Lexus a slight edge when it comes to fuel efficiency. 

Luxury and Convenience

Cars like the RX 350 and SRX definitely deliver in terms of comfort and convenience, with elegant touches in both the interior and exterior to provide the lush feel you would expect from a luxury vehicle. The interior of the Cadillac features plenty of luxury and convenience amenities, including:

  • OnStar
  • Built-in 4G Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Bose surround sound system
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Keyless entry 
  • Power driver's seat

The Lexus RX 350 offers all of the above features, as well as a number of other popular standard and optional features, including:

  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Power passenger seat
  • Smart device integration
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote start
  • Keyless start
  • Head-up display

Safety & Security

Safety and security have always been a top priority of both the Cadillac and Lexus brands. Both vehicles offer a high-strength steel body frame and comprehensive air bag system that helps to protect both driver and passengers in the event of a collision, as well as a number of additional safety and driver assistance features to help you reduce your risk of an accident occurring.

Safety features of the Cadillac SRX include:

You can also add on a Driver's Awareness Package, which includes driver-assist features, such as:

  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • IntelliBeam high beam control

The Lexus offers all of the same safety features standard, as well as many optional features that the Cadillac does not, such as:

  • Brake assist
  • Integrated turn signal mirrors
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Auto-leveling

Overall

While both the 2019 Lexus RX 350 and the 2019 Cadillac SRX deliver on the promise of luxury and high performance, with smoother handling, more comfort, convenience, and safety features, the Lexus definitely will provide you more bang for your buck.