The 2019 Volvo XC90 proves that elegant interior quality is crucial in landing the top spot among luxury midsize SUVs. The 2019 Lexus RX 350, on the other hand, also knows that having a premium cabin matters to car buyers in Manhattan. While these two both sell their cars for their respective cabin offerings, there is still a long list of features to consider before buying one. All of these will be presented in this comparison.

Design & Style

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a picture of a handsome and sporty car on the outside, with its LED headlights and 18-inch wheels. Inside it, this car has been sturdily constructed too, using only the best quality materials. Visibility from inside is not a concern at all as well. Seating up to seven people, there is plenty of cabin space and cargo room for this midsize SUV.

The promise to give a premium cabin is one of the concerns of the 2019 Lexus RX 350. This one has a five-seating capacity, which makes it lag behind the XC90 in terms of the number of people it can seat. Upgrading to the 350L is an option in order to get a ride that seats seven, and that comes with a price. Add to that, it failed to really wow buyers because of the use of synthetic leather upholstery in the cabin.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 Volvo XC90 has a lot of amazing technologies for you to enjoy. Apart from 10-speaker audio which can be controlled via buttons below the 9-inch touchscreen display, it also has a dependable navigation system. This car also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which has become a standard in most luxury cars these days. For safety aids, the list includes Pilot Assist, oncoming traffic lane mitigation, and adaptive cruise control.

When it comes to technology and safety features in the 2019 Lexus RX 350, you will get nine-speaker audio, a 12.3-inch display for its infotainment interface, and an HD radio. It is dismaying to know that the upgrade failed to eliminate the usual Remote Touch controller which is a hassle to maneuver. There is no provision either for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto as well. Pedestrian detection, a rearview camera, and automatic high beams are available, but many other safety features and driver aids are optional.


Carrying a V6, 3.5-liter engine, the 2019 Lexus RX 350 can reach a maximum torque of 268lb-ft and 295 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 2019 Volvo XC90 can produce results of 250 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque with its turbocharged four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine. The fuel efficiency rating for the XC90 is better at 21/29mpg over the RX 350's 20/27mpg for city/highway driving.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Volvo XC90 is definitely a car with a lot of space and wow factor. It has also been endowed with technologies and safety features that modern car buyers will love. Of course, the fuel-efficient engine makes it even worthy of your praises. It should be an easy choice now to get it over the 2019 Lexus RX 350.

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