Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,461 - $46,825
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
270-295
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,461 - $46,825
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 uti...

Lexus RX Models & Trims

2012 Lexus RX Owner Reviews

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Highlighting things I like and dislike about the Lexus RX350 2012

Things I don't like about the car. The back trunk should always automatically open which it does not. I Also slight pressure on the trunk handle should automatically trigger the trunk to open, but that does not work. The Lexus dealer in town said it has something to do with being too cold, but I still have this problem and it 75 degrees outside. The battery has had to be looked at mysteriously shortly after being changed to a brand new one in less than a year. My car does have GPS but apparently costly to upgrade. I wish my car had a touch screen like they do now. As being my first 'luxury' car I appreciate the hands free phone capabilities, seat warmers, quiet ride (through the LS sedan 1998 is still more quiet than RX SUV), I appreciate the rear view camera, and the sound it makes when I get too close to something while parking. I also like the option to change the sound of the vehicle by areas in the car.

- Mi J

The Lexus RX350 is the most comfort and ride I have ever owned!

My Lexus RX 359 is so quiet, and has plenty of power. It is a very smooth rise especially over bumpy roads. The front seats have plenty of room and are comfortable when traveling both long and short distances The back seats have a lot of room for passengers and are quite comfortable also. I really like the cooling seat feature which is especially important to me as I live in the south where the hot temperatures and high humidity can be unbearable.

- Karen V

Perfect luxurious family car.

I love my car, it has the right amount of technology without being overwhelming. Heated seats are my favorite feature for the cold winters, and the sun roof for the summers. I also enjoy the large trunk space for my dogs and strollers, etc. For my baby. The Lexus is large enough for our family but it does not feel like you are driving a huge vehicle. It is also very luxurious which I appreciate.

- Dawn D

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Compare Models & Key Features

2012 Lexus RX Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
FWD 4dr
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2012 Lexus RX Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
AWD 4dr Hybrid
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$16,461 - $20,462
$46,825 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
295 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

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
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.8 in.
37.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
37.7 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

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

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.9 in.
107.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
ft.

Length

Length
187.8 in.
187.8 in.

Width

Width
74.2 in.
74.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4178 lbs.
4652 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
295 hp

Torque

Torque
248 ft. lbs.
ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 350 lbs.
350 lbs.

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
29 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
28 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary 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
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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

Rear Side Airbag

Rear 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

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety