Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,588 - $43,480
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
208-270
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,588 - $43,480
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
208-270
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Lexus RX If...

With its luxury-sedan sophistication, SUV versatility, first-class creature and safety features plus a premium Lexus pedigree, the RX 350 deserves serious consideration from anyone shopp...

Lexus RX Models & Trims

2008 Lexus RX Owner Reviews

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Bass is amazing in sound system.

Extremely comfortable car. Bass in sound system wasn't as good as I had hoped, so we installed a new stereo and the car bumps now. Drives very smooth- more like a truck than an SUV. Older car but does not appear so outwardly at all, the inside is more aged but I honestly do not use nav systems in car and prefer to use my phone (wade) instead so I do not mind at all. Though the Lexus rx costs less than many other luxury midsize rivals, you will not sacrifice luxury quality. The rx's solidly built cabin is awash in soft-touch materials, though you may notice some familiar midrange Toyota buttons and knobs. Very comfortable and extremely quiet vehicle that is excellent in snow and rain. It is just tall enough to offer great forward visibility in traffic and the perfect step in height, while maintaining decent handling and stability for a softly sprung luxury vehicle. This is a great vehicle. It handles well both in city driving and highway driving. Seats are comfortable and the technology is top notch. There is ample leg room in the back seat. I am a repeat rx owner and would highly recommend this vehicle. I have another newer rx in my family and honestly prefer to drive my older one more. Super, good on gas, uses regular gas. I love the car. Great for moving beach cargo and kids from place to place. I love driving the car and going on long trips. Will never buy anything but Lexus now!

- Jamie C

Vehicle has stood the test of time. Runs great and looks great.

Performance is high. Comfort and reliability of the Lexus rx SUV is top-notch, even for an older model. Lots of legroom, front and back, and comfortable seating in both the front and back. Storage space is high. Audio components are high-quality, as are all the components on the dashboard. Only problem is that, due to heat and age, the front console leather has cracked in places around the passenger side of the vehicle. Must be sure to be consistent in car repairs and check-ups for certain miles and to always be diligent about oil and tire changes. One issue with repairs and car care is that it is expensive to operate a Lexus SUV. The repairs, computer checks and general maintenance of the vehicle is much higher than a u. S domestic vehicle would be. You have to prepare to budget for these car care expenses.

- Jessica P

Stylish and dependable with all the bells and whistles.

My Lexus rx 350 is a stylish luxury car that is fun to drive and has the space I need to carry items I have bought at auctions and groceries. It is an extremely comfortable ride and the heated leather seats are a huge bonus. It gets really good gas mileage for an SUV too, clocking in at about 18-20 miles to the gallon. I also love having the traction control for winter. We had a huge ice storm last winter with black ice on the roads. It was so bad that we had a 14-car pile up on a major hwy near us. But I used my traction control and didn't slide at all. I felt really safe driving it. Would definitely purchase another Lexus in the future.

- Michelle H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$8,588 - $11,316
$43,480 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
208 hp
208 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L DOHC MPI 24
Sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni
3.3L DOHC MPI 24
Sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 in.
42.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.9 in.
106.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
187.2 in.
187.2 in.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4190 lbs.
4365 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
208 hp
208 hp

Torque

Torque
212 ft. lbs.
212 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 lbs.
350 lbs.

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
24 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety