2012 Lexus RX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,767 - $21,901
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
270-295
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,767 - $21,901
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
270-295
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 4.2 Styling 3.4 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

When it debuted over 10 years ago, the Lexus RX set the benchmark for the luxury compact crossover segment by offering a winning formula that combined high-end features with SUV-like utility. Now in its third generation, the RX continues to hit its mark by offering a smooth V6 engine, a plush interior with lots of room, and tech-savvy features that some would consider ahead of their time.

Lexus RX Models & Trims

FWD 4dr Hybrid $17,746 - $21,901*
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 19 x 7.5 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 $17,746 - $21,901*
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 19 x 7.5 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 $16,767 - $20,642*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 19 x 7.5 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 $16,767 - $20,642*
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5, 19 x 7.5 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

4.8

56 Reviews

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

Lexus rx 350 2012 review.

Very reliable and consistent performance over the sixty thousand (60, 000) lifetime miles of the vehicle. It is very comfortable. I like the nav system and the speakers totally slap. I am also comfortable knowing of its safety features. The external bodywork of the car has held up quite well stylistically.

- Chaya P

Lexus rx 350 AWD- best luxury vehicle for winter driving conditions.

My car is problem free. Like all Lexus' it is extremely reliable. The heated front seats are very comforting in the cold Michigan winters. My Lexus is very stable at high speeds and in tight turns. The all wheel drive feature is critical and has been a lifesaver when traveling in snow and ice.

- William C

My vehicle has good gas mileage.

My Lexus has been a great vehicle, no problems at all. Run very well, still looks new. Purchased the vehicle in October 2011. Seems to be a good used car resale, I get calls and letters all the time wanting me to sale it. Only normal maintenance in the last seven years, oil changes and new tires.

- Sheila B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,746 - $21,901
$17,746 - $21,901

Horsepower

Horsepower
295 hp
295 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC SFI 24
Sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni
3.5L DOHC SFI 24
Sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

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

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
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
37.7 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

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

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55VR19
P235/55VR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.9 in.
107.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
- TBD - ft.
- TBD - ft.

Length

Length
187.8 in.
187.8 in.

Width

Width
74.2 in.
74.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4520 .lbs
4652 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
295 combined hp
295 combined hp

Torque

Torque
- TBD - ft. lbs.
- TBD - ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
Not Available
350 .lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

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
30 mpg
29 mpg

City

City
32 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
28 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

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

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • 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