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.
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Those who regularly plan to head off-road would be happier with a more SUV-like alternative like a Land Rover LR2 or Mercedes-Benz ML350. When towing duties matter most, the Acura MDX and BMW X5 both offer greater maximum capacity.
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!
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.
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.
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