2016 Lexus RX Buyer's Guide
A comfortable, reliable refuge from the stresses of the world.
The Lexus RX has an edgy new look, but at its core, Lexus' best-selling model focuses more on ride comfort, refinement and a quiet cabin than on having the driving dynamics of a sports sedan. Completely redesigned last year with more power and more features, for 2017 the RX 350 and 450h are now both available in bold F Sport trim. The RX's successful combination of all-season traction and plenty of room for people and their gear has helped build a highly loyal fan base that returns year after year, and helped it earn KBB's 2016 Luxury SUV Best Buy Award.
From our full review of the 2016 Lexus RX: "While the new Lexus RX's exterior styling screams aggressiveness, its driving manners remain much as they have been: comfortable, quiet and confident. This is an SUV for those who appreciate a soft ride and serenity, vs. drivers who prefer blasts down twisty roads accompanied by a roaring exhaust note."
Lexus has offered a hybrid option for the RX for more than a decade. The RX 450h, which is more powerful for 2016, is just as fast to 60 mph as the RX 350 and has a range of 516 miles. Its fuel economy is 32 mpg around town -- compared to 18 for the regular RX -- and it gets 28 mpg on the highway.
If you want a little more attitude in your RX, there's the Lexus RX F Sport. In addition to cool styling cues including unique wheels, grille and interior, the RX F Sport offers a sport-tuned suspension and paddle shifters.
Build and Price
Getting into an RX means you're looking at a starting price of almost $43,000, and the top-of-the-line RX, the RX 450h F Sport, tops out at just about $67,000. Build and price your own Lexus RX to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
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Photo Gallery: Lexus RX Inside and Out