Motor Trend Compares the Lexus RX 350 vs Cadillac SRX

Lexus RX350 vs. Cadillac SRX

It’s always been obvious that Motor Trend has an anti-Lexus bias, but their latest RX 350 vs. Cadillac SRX comparison is a disservice to anyone looking to the magazine for realistic advice:

No doubt we could option these two out with similar equipment for similar pricing. Point is, adding all the equipment to the Cadillac won’t solve the shortcomings in refinement next to the Lexus.

The RX 350 is more isolated, with road impacts notably quieter and less harsh…The Lexus is quicker, its 3.5-liter V-6 making just 10 more horses…but making 34 foot-pounds more torque, with better EPA and observed fuel economy.

Those of you who value Lexus’ “relentless pursuit of perfection” will puzzle over our values in choosing this comparison’s winner. Those of you who understand how we value entertaining driving dynamics over all else will understand.

Let’s see, the SRX is slower, has abysmal build quality, a harsher ride, uses more gas and still comes out as the recommended pick because it’s “more fun and rewarding to drive.” When did driving dynamics become the most important aspect in comparing 2-ton luxury crossovers?

[Source: Motor Trend]