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Lexus RX

Lexus RX

About Lexus RX

Still dominating the segment it created, the 2017 Lexus RX 350 luxury SUV continues to give customers the exact blend of performance and comfort they’ve come to expect, while giving competitors fits as they try to keep up. While not as driver-oriented as a BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE, the 2017 RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid provide more than acceptable levels of acceleration and handling, and still outshine almost every other luxury SUV in the areas of reliability and resale. The RX 350 isn’t as roomy as a Lincoln MKX or Audi Q5, but it’s loaded with advanced safety features optional on most other luxury brands. Those who don’t mind sacrificing ride comfort for performance will find the F Sport trim quite alluring.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Lexus RX
What's new for 2017?
2017 Lexus RX

Lexus’ 2017 RX 350 receives Lexus’ Safety System + with automatic emergency braking as standard equipment, while the RX 450h gains standard blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. The F Sport can now be ordered with front-wheel drive (FWD), while the hybrid gains standard all-wheel drive (AWD).

  • Expert Rating: 9.3
  • Consumers Rating: 7.0
  • MPG 20|27
2016 Lexus RX
What's new for 2016?
2016 Lexus RX

The Lexus RX is all-new for 2016. Now in its 4th generation, this midsize luxury SUV features a new exterior design, revamped interior, and a bump in power over its predecessor. The vehicle has grown slightly and offers more amenities such as touch-free liftgate operation.

2015 Lexus RX
What's new for 2015?
2015 Lexus RX

All 2015 Lexus RX models include a backup camera as standard. Also, the standard audio system gains a 7-inch touch screen and ups the speaker count from 9 to 12 while replacing the in-dash 6-disc CD changer with a single-disc unit.

2014 Lexus RX
What's new for 2014?
2014 Lexus RX

Changes for the 2014 Lexus RX are limited to some package upgrades and the availability of Siri Eyes Free technology. Available with iPhone 4S and above, this technology enables Siri to voice-control your music selection, text messages and navigation all through the car’s audio system.

2013 Lexus RX
What's new for 2013?
2013 Lexus RX

Like other Lexus vehicles, the RX's front end is now graced with the sportier "spindle grille," and LED running lights and a power rear liftgate are standard. The RX F Sport is a new trim level with stiffer suspension and 8-speed transmission.

2012 Lexus RX
What's new for 2012?
2012 Lexus RX

Buyers who found something to love in the 2011 RX 350 won't be disappointed by the vehicle's successor. The 2012 model carries on much the same, though the vehicle's 3.5-liter V6 engine now operates using 87-octane fuel for the first time.

2011 Lexus RX
What's new for 2011?
2011 Lexus RX

After a mild refresh last year, the only change of note for the 2011 Lexus RX 350 is the addition of Lexus' Smart Stop technology. Smart Stop is an override system that cuts engine power if the throttle and brake are being depressed at the same time.

2010 Lexus RX
What's new for 2010?
2010 Lexus RX

While the exterior of the RX has had some work done for 2010, it's the interior that sees the greatest number of changes. Those sitting inside will see an entirely new space, from the seats to the displays to the navigation-controlling remote haptic touch.

2009 Lexus RX
What's new for 2009?
2009 Lexus RX

Other than addition of some new colors, there are no major changes for the Lexus RX 350 for 2009.

2008 Lexus RX
What's new for 2008?
2008 Lexus RX

The RX 350 receives only detail changes for 2008, including two new exterior colors, chrome door handles and a revised grille design. Inside, black bird's-eye maple wood trim is now available with the light grey interior and a positive shutoff switch has been added to the standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system.

2007 Lexus RX
What's new for 2007?
2007 Lexus RX

For 2007, the RX 350 gets a larger V6 engine and a new name. The previous 3.3-liter engine is replaced by a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine to give the RX 350 an increase of 47 horsepower over its predecessor. Luxury upgrades include a quieter interior, upgraded audio and an improved voice-recognition navigation system.

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Consumer Reviews

Expected way MORE from Lexus!

By on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Roomy and modern designed interior. Well equipped"

Cons: "Drone noise on take off, vibration while idle."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Me and my wife bought this RX350 (base 2WD) almost a year ago, and she drives it 75% of the time. We are in our early 40s, our first luxury vehicle, previously owned: Isuzu, 2 Hondas, Toyota, Mazda, and 2 Subarus. Recently we took a road trip Chicago Miami (3,000 mile R/T). Vehicle currently has 15,000 miles and after I read all the mixed reviews I decided to help the undecided. Except for 2 free scheduled maintenances (5,000 and 10,000) car was never in service for any issues. Exterior design: you will either love it or hate it, no comments here, it is a matter of individual taste. The good: 1. Luxury interior design with quality and soft materials. 2. Very roomy and quiet cabin, with absolutely no plastic squeaking. 3. Comfortable ride, not too soft, not too firm. 4. Very quiet up/down window operation. 5. Lots of room in the back seat. 6. Adjustable rear seats. 7. Great basic speakers. 8. Very efficient front heating seats. 9. Under the trunk floor actual spare tire, not like European competition just repair kit. 10. Nicely equipped base model. The bad: 1. Grinding (drone) noise while slow take off around 1,500-2,000 rpm. Reported to Dealer during scheduled maintenance and the answer was: vehicle is operating normally. 2. Transmission forcing higher gears / lower rpms to save gas, this makes Eco and Normal modes very lazy, Sport mode okay, keeping higher rpms and lower gears makes the drive a pleasure. 3. While idle, lots of vibrations of steering wheel, gear shifter and center console. 4. Throttle response is very, very slow (measured 0.6s). 5. When I start the car during cold months, it makes constant, a loud knocking diesel like sound in the engine, disappearing as vehicle warms up. Complained during 10,000 maintenance, and technician takes me to another brand new RX350. We started it and it sound like mine. He explained that high pressure fuel pump in the engine when its cold makes this type of sound and this is normal...? 6. Using the infotainment is very difficult, and screen menus are not intuitive at all. 7. Never know if AC is on or off, no indicator light or old fashion basic on/off switch. To check if AC is on or off you must go thru complicated 4 menu screens...unbelievable! AC compressor defaults to on, even when its 10F outside. 8. Trip odometers switches are hidden on the left side behind steering wheel. Even when stopped it is hard to locate and re-set trip odometer. 9. The front passenger door needs heavy force to close. I oiled it and closing is a bit smoother. 10. On the passenger side the chrome window trim has about 6 dents which we discovered the next day after we purchased (brand new vehicle!) Where is Lexus quality control? It looks like someone who installed the trim in the factory did this damage. 11. Transmission is confused many times and not sure what to do, hesitates when you give gas. When you add gas the throttle slowly responds and you ends up with one of two: rabbit jump, or turtle motion! 12. Automatic rear hatch closing or opening very, very slow.13. No loud beep signal when vehicle is locked from the key fob, you are never sure from the distance if vehicle is secured. 14. Tiny holes (perforation) on the seats makes it easy for crumbs to get stuck in 15. Not even an option to order heated rear seats. 16. Easy scratching high gloss interior surfaces. 17. 2018 Highlander getting the same engine. Think twice, and make your own decision before heading to store with your 50,000."

30 people out of 31 found this review helpful

MY 4th Lexus SUV and the best ever.

By on Sunday, March 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,250

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Serene driving experience."

Cons: "Too soft...."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is my 4th Lexus. I bought a 2000 Lexus RX, traded in on a 2006 Lexus 400h and kept it till last November when I traded it in on a third gray 2016 Lexus RX350 AWD which I liked but the gray color got to me in gray Indiana so I traded it in on a red 2016 Lexus 450h AWD in mid January of 2016 and I have been enjoying driving it ever since. No complaint what so ever. I think I'll keep this vehicle till I die."

48 people out of 52 found this review helpful

RX 350 Disappointment

By on Sunday, January 22, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,500

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Physically an attractive vehicle"

Cons: "Unreliable"

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

"I was first attracted to Lexus for its reputation of being a reliable yet economic luxury car. Having held the number 1 spot for many years prior, I decided to purchased my 2016 RX 350 at the end of November 2015. That was a total mistake as I have had problems with it starting about 4 months after taking delivery of the vehicle. Lexus even flew their head engineers into the field dealership where my SUV was located, yet they were unable to determine what is consistently causing my vehicle to fail me and not start after keeping it for close to one month. The solution each time was to open a technical ticket with Lexus Corporation and to reset everything and give the vehicle back to me and ask me to "record" the lights on the dashboard when it happens again so they can see the patterns when it starts. I've done this and they still don't know. It is completely unacceptable to have a brand new vehicle that's off the road in the shop more than it is on the road. Do yourself a favor and seek another brand. This one is not it. It looks pretty and when it is on the road it drives great, but it will consistently leave you stranded."

43 people out of 50 found this review helpful

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