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2005 Lexus RX

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2005 Lexus RX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 549 Ratings for the 2004 - 2009 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Worst vehicle ever!

By on Monday, May 9, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: bad service (~$1500 per year)

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very pretty car and fun to drive; perfect size"

Cons: "lousy and expensive maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I had the car for 3 years and each year I had at least $1400 worth of maintenance done. The final straw was in the third year when I had to have a headlight replaced - for $2,000. I had that replaced and sold it the very next day!"

11 people out of 18 found this review helpful

9.5 years and going strong

By on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Luxury, great resale, super dependable."

Cons: "No backup camera, but it's an older car!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned my 2007 RX 350 for 9.5 years, and it's the best, most reliable and luxurious car I have ever owned. The only reason I am thinking of trading it in, is because I have a bad neck and would like the ease of a rear camera. I can't believe how great the resale value is....a sign of what a fine car it is. I have had very little problem with the car, and have personally driven it 135k miles. The rack and pinion and oil hoses are my only repairs, outside of normal maintenance. I plan to get another RX 350."

23 people out of 31 found this review helpful

love this car

By on Saturday, January 2, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very confortable in the summer heat or winter cold"

Cons: "gas mileage could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"you can take this car anywhere and not worry. there are no mechanical problems and has had 200000 mile maintaince completed. it is totally reliable in the snow, rain or desert driving. Fantastic car for comfortable driving around town or on long distance drives. OK on gas consumption for an SUV, getting around 21 miles per gallon. this car has had recommended maintanence regularly completed at the Lexus dealers and no accidents. this is a one owner car."

13 people out of 16 found this review helpful

wonderful luxury SUV that I have thoroughy enjoyed

By on Monday, December 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very comfortable car with great options"

Cons: "minor scratches (not in paint) on sides"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

we have loved this car, great luxury SUV

"Great Lexus RX hybrid mid-sized luxury SUV loaded with extras. New tires, new battery, new brakes, towing package, rear entertainment system, silver color, garage kept, maintenance records available, clean title, no accidents, and great gas millage. Selling to purchase 2916 RX hybrid. Available immediately, located in Harrisburg, PA. (sorry, couldn't get picture to load right side up)"

13 people out of 15 found this review helpful

we have loved this car, great luxury SUV

2008 Lexus RX400h hybrid - loaded with options

By on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent quality, durability, and resale value."

Cons: "Can't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Our 08 Lexus is fully loaded RX with about every option available, navi, Levinson stereo, blue tooth, leather, heated seats, tow package, (highest premium package), backup camera, etc. etc. Has many other features, too many to mention. We absolutely love the car. We wanted a 4WD SUV (snow in winter), and this car has more than filled the bill. We had hybrids previously, and weren't afraid to go with the 400h. It's getting 25 in town, without trying to hard to maximize economy. We already knew the technic's of how to properly drive a hybrid, so we got good mileage right away. (It will coast like no other car we ever had.) We use 87 octane with out ethanol, and actually got better mileage with the non-ethanol 87, than premium ethanol. Use full synthetic oil. It's simply a pleasure to drive. Handles tight and firm, but in a luxurious manner. Kind of hard to describe, but it's just nice to drive. My wife has claimed the car as hers. She won't drive anything else. Bit I sneak it out occasionally. In a word quality. Our next car will be another hybrid RX. Our friend has a 2000 RX with 175,000 miles, and has maintained it well, and see's no end to driving his until the wheels fall off. Highly recommend for excellent quality, reliability durability, and resale value. Lexus has the best service at dealers than I have ever experienced."

16 people out of 22 found this review helpful

When cared for, it's one of the most reliable vehi

By on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Dependable!"

Cons: "Pricey, but in this case you get what you pay for!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have purchased new and owned at least two each of Fords, Buicks, Volkswagens, and Nissans over many years. However, I have also owned four new Lexuses since 1992 and and still have two. I have always had my cars maintained regularly and I have felt Lexuses provide a high level of safety and confidence on the road beyond all the others."

10 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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