Since Toyota is a mass-market brand and Lexus is a premium marque, a comparison between 

the two vehicles (the Toyota Highlander and the Lexus RX) may appear inherently unjust. 

It may appear self-evident that the high-end Lexus RX would exhibit superior 

performance in nearly every aspect compared to the mass-market Toyota 

Highlander, given that they are both manufactured by the same global automaker. 

 Alternatively, could they find equal contentment and joy in the Toyota with the reduced price tag? This justifies conducting the comparison in question.