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The Best Side by Side Refrigerator Models (LG vs Whirlpool)

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 23, 2020 7:30 AM
Jeff Allaire

The Best Side by Side Refrigerator Models (LG vs Whirlpool) - Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ


LG and Whirlpool didn't start out making refrigerators, but their side by side refrigerator offerings available today provide some great features that consumers love! Side by side refrigerators offer a unique setup where you can place your often used items in both the refrigerator and freezer conveniently at eye level rather than having to bend over to reach one or the other in a top or bottom freezer refrigerator model. A side by side refrigerator will usually require less space in front of it to fully open the doors. However, side by side refrigerators tend to be wider than comparable top freezer and bottom freezer models.

In this article, we compare two of the best side by side refrigerator models from these brands, with links to customer reviews and more. If you want to explore even more options, check out our complete reviews of the best side by side refrigerator models of the year!






1. The LG LSXS26366S - 36" - 26 cu ft - $1,799 

If you're interested in innovative new features, you might like the spacious LG LSXS26366S, a 26 cubic foot model with a door in door design. The door-in-door compartment is an extra section between the fresh food interior and the exterior door that can be used for storing drinks and snacks. LG's ColdSaver Panel prevents cold air loss from the interior! Choose from black stainless at $1,899 or stainless at $1,799.

You'll find tempered glass shelves in both the fresh and frozen sections, and the fresh food section has two crisper bins and plenty of door storage. It also has a space-saving ice and water dispenser with an in-door icemaker. 

This LG model also comes with a warranty for one year parts and labor, five years on the sealed system, and ten years on the linear compressor. If you're looking for interesting features that can make your life easier, you should definitely consider this model!



  • LED lighting

  • Door-in-Door design with ColdSaver panel

  • In-door SpacePlus icemaker system to free up freezer shelving space

  • Smart Cooling

  • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation

  • Auto-closing door hinge



  • Width: 35.87"

  • Depth: 36.3"

  • Height: 70.25"


Click here to read over 300 real customer reviews of this product!


LG LSXS26366S - $1,699

LG LSXS26366S Door in Door Side by Side Refrigerator 2019




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2. The Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ - 36" - 24.6 cu ft - $1,499

Whirlpool is a well-known brand with a lot to offer. The Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ is available in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel for $1,499 as well as in black stainless steel, black, or white. (Learn more about black stainless and who offers it in our article!) Its 24.6 cubic foot capacity makes it slightly smaller than the LG side by side refrigerator model above. This model has a slightly smaller depth so it will stick out less from your counter. 

This Whirlpool model includes an exterior ice and water dispenser with an LED night-light, adjustable gallon door bins, a deli drawer, and frameless glass shelves that maximize your storage space. The Adaptive Defrost system sets the freezer to defrost based on factors like how many times the door has been opened rather than just being on a timer. It's also ADA-compliant. It has about the same refrigerator-to-freezer space ratio as the LG model and a similar sleek exterior.

If you're looking for a stylish side by side refrigerator that won't break the bank, you should definitely take a look at this Whirlpool model!



  • ADA-Compliant

  • Ice and Water Dispenser with EveryDrop Water Filtration

  • LED lighting

  • Up-front electronic temperature controls



  •  Width: 35.875"

  •  Depth: 33.625"

  •  Height: 69.625" 


Click here to read over 1,095 real customer reviews of this product!


Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ - $1,499



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Features Comparison

  • Look & Feel: Both models have a similar premium exterior design, including the dispensers. LG has a more modern, sleek exterior with clean lines and tucked-away feet.

  • Storage Options: The Whirlpool model does not have in-door ice storage so you lose some freezer space as a result. Whirlpool offers a deli drawer and a crisper drawer. LG has the door-in-door option. Both have relatively thin frames on the shelves to contain spills without reducing usable surface area.

  • Warranty: LG offers a more robust warranty covering the compressor that is hard to match, while Whirlpool offers the industry standard of one year parts and labor. 


The LG model has more features at a higher price, plus a sleeker exterior design, but the Whirlpool model comes in at a lower price and a shallower depth. 

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a new side by side refrigerator. Leave a comment below to share your thoughts and questions - We’d love to hear from you!


Editor's Note: This blog was originally written in April of 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy as of the publication date noted above.

Topics: Refrigerators, Side by Side Refrigerators

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