Toyota Highlander vs Lexus RX 300 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,685
Invoice
$33,493
Average Price Paid
$36,627
102 listings nationwide

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2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
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L AWD
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AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,347
6 listings nationwide

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2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,500
28 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Toyota hardly needs any help selling three-row Highlanders. It already sits close to the top of the sales charts for its segment, and few vehicles carry the name recognition as the Hig...

2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD

This was the fifth and final year for production of the RX 300. It would reappear as the RX 330 for 2004. In this last offering, the only change from the previous year was a one-touc...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
20
Guru9XQB87 writes:
Enjoying it
Handling Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD worse.
"it has tighter steering"
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD better.
"I like the body style more"
Cbunn123 writes:
Goid
Power Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse worse.
"Good "
Handling Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse better.
"Goid"
20
EDDIE writes:
Family Car Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD worse.
"It bigger"
Value Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD better.
"Both are very good and dependable vehicles so its a toss up for me"
2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
100
MLMJDTX writes:
Fantastic car! It is as good today as it was the day I bought it!
60
james writes:
The Lexus has a quieter ride than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and far more features. The Lexus is head and shoulde...
Handling Ranked 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"It corners better and handles more like a car than a truck. "
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD worse.
"The driver seat of the Lexus has better lumbar support than the Jeep. "
90
ajtidwell writes:
I drove this car for 10 years before deciding to upgrade to something new. Compared to what I drive now (2018 ...

Specs

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
220 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
222 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 3 stars
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 40.7 in
Back Legroom 41 in 36.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 39.8 cu ft
Standard Payload -- 1,026 lbs
Maximum Payload 1,605 lbs 1,026 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 194.9 in 180.1 in
Width 76 in 71.5 in
Height 68.1 in 65.7 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 103.1 in

Available Options

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Four Season Floor Mat Package (TMS)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1000) (Set)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1010) (Set)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Protection Package #3 (TMS)
  • Running Boards (RB1100) (Set)
  • Running Boards (RB1200) (Set)
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Kit (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Trailer Wire Harness (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
  • Wheels: 20" Black Gloss (Set)
2003 Lexus RX 300
AWD

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