The Lexus RX 350 and the Volvo XC90 are both luxury SUVs but have different focuses. The Lexus is a traditional SUV used for large families or road trips. The Volvo is more of an everyday driver with luxurious features and plenty of passenger space. Let's take a look at some key differences between these two vehicles before deciding which one will best meet your needs:

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

The Lexus RX 350 has a sleeker and more aggressive look than the Volvo XC90. Its headlights are slimmer, as are its taillights. The grille is larger and narrower, giving it a more refined appearance. The hood design is also different: In place of the XC90's crossbar, there's an angled centerpiece with an air dam below that runs along almost half of the length of the car.

The Volvo XC90 retains some boxiness from its previous generation but adds some curves to make it look less boxy than before while also improving aerodynamics and fuel economy ratings.

  • Interior Design

The Lexus interior is more stylish and luxurious, while the Volvo interior is more practical, durable, and comfortable. The XC90 offers ample space for all five occupants; there's enough room to fit a basketball team in the back seat comfortably. Plus, it has tons of storage options for storing things like groceries or bags from your latest shopping trip. If you're looking for something to do with an afternoon on a rainy day this winter or spring, you could try fitting all five kids into the 2022 Volvo XC90!

The RX350 doesn't offer quite as much space. However, it has a pretty good cargo capacity: 14 cubic feet behind the third row and 49 cubic feet behind second-row seats folded down (compared to 15 cubic feet behind third-row seats). That should be enough space if you're planning on carrying around a few bags full of groceries-and if not, just fold down both rows and let everyone sit in one giant pile!

Technology & Safety

The XC90's safety features are also superior to the RX 350. The XC90 comes standard with a 360-degree camera and a head-up display, while the Lexus only has a rearview camera. The Volvo also has lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring, which is not available in the Lexus. These features help drivers stay safe on the road, but they can be expensive if you add them as options on your next car purchase.


The 2022 Lexus RX 350 has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Volvo XC90, on the other hand, has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that produces 260 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

This means that the 2022 Volvo XC90 is more powerful than the 2022 Lexus RX 350 by about 35 hp and 30 lb-ft of torque in real-world driving conditions (not on paper).

The Bottom Line

Both SUVs are excellent in their way. The Lexus RX 350 is great for families who want a safe, comfortable ride. However, the Volvo XC90 has a more adventurous spirit and offers a more engaging driving experience than its competitor. One thing's for sure: whichever you choose, it'll be hard to go wrong with either one of these vehicles-regardless of whether your trips are short or long-you should choose the 2022 Volvo XC90 over its competitor from Toyota division Lexus.

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