2008 Lexus RX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,886 - $13,366
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®
$8,886 - $13,366
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 shopping for a single vehicle with a truly multifaceted personality.

Lexus RX Models & Trims

FWD 4dr $10,391 - $13,366*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
AWD 4dr $10,391 - $13,366*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
FWD 4dr Hybrid $8,886 - $11,691*
Horsepower: 208 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
AWD 4dr Hybrid $8,886 - $11,691*
Horsepower: 208 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5, 18 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.67

79 Reviews

72% 23% 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The joy of owning my Lexus rx 350.

I absolutely love my Lexus rx 350. It is the smoothest ride I have ever had. There is very little road noise inside the vehicle so smooth and quiet is what I enjoy. Visibility is great with so many options to adjust all my mirrors. I love all the unexpected options (extra cup holders, automatic wipers sensitive to moisture on the front window, automatic truck release and closure from 3 locations around the vehicle. The only negative I have had is the plastic radiator which is known to crack. I did replace mine.

- Bill A

It is very reliable and has had no major issues.

Locally the car has had no major issues. It gets good gas mileage and is very dependable. I have replaced the brakes but other than that has ran very good. I wish I had gotten black instead of the goldish color but it is a great car. I feel very safe and let my 18 year old daughter drive it with no worries whatsoever. It has great vision with no blind spots like other cars I have driven in the past. All in all a great car and I wish I could get a new one!

- Nancy N

It protected me during a bad car accident, in which I was hit almost head-on and flipped upside down.

I like the size and shape of my vehicle. The RX falls into the midsize SUV category, and I find this size to be perfect for all of my needs. I do not like driving coupes or sedans because I like the feeling of sitting up and being off the ground. I was also in a bad car accident in a previous model RX, and felt safe purchasing another. My only complaint is that the glass on the headlights gets foggy.

- Em G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,391 - $13,366
$10,391 - $13,366

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC SFI 24
3.5L DOHC SFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.5 in.
42.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 in.
36.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
38.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
235/55VR18
235/55VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.9 in.
106.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
186.2 in.
186.2 in.

Width

Width
72.6 in.
72.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3870 .lbs
4090 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
251 ft. lbs.
251 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 350 .lbs
200 - 350 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

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
19.2 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 mpg
22 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings