2016 Lexus RX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$32,880 - $42,741
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
295-308
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$32,880 - $42,741
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
295-308
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.7 Styling 4.0 Value 4.7

Editor's Overview

Nearly two decades after creating the 5-passenger luxury crossover SUV segment, the Lexus RX has become the brand’s best-selling vehicle and a benchmark for rivals. All new and now in its 4th-generation, the 2016 Lexus RX 350 and 450h hybrid feature bold exterior design, but retain their plush ride and high levels of comfort and practicality.

Lexus RX Models & Trims

F Sport $37,372 - $42,741*
Horsepower: 295 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5, 20 X 8 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
Base $32,880 - $38,054*
Horsepower: 295 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5, 20 X 8 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

4.68

72 Reviews

71% 26% 3% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Lease is up in June, cannot wait to trade the 2016 in for the latest & greatest!

Vehicle offers a smooth like butter, very comfortable and reliable car with features such as lane assist, park assist, and 360 aerial view, heated/cool seats, panoramic roof, are very useful. The technology in this vehicle is unbeatable, also offers useful features through the Lexus Enform application. Only thing I wish was different in this SUV - I wish it had a little bit more speed and faster pick-up (at least in the sport + mode).

- Toni P

It is a nice car, even if the interior rattles.

I haven't had any severe or significant problems with my vehicle, besides the annoying dashboard rattle that started up several weeks back. It is a little irritating but the noise is usually drowned out if I tune the radio moderately high. The car itself is nice and I find myself very pleased with it. It is comfortable, the brakes are well - respondent, and the bass in the radio feels nice.

- Danielle B

The Lexus RX350 is incredibly comfortable to ride in. Seats are luxurious and heated/cooled. In addition, road noise is barely noticed when traveling.

The Lexus RX350 is a luxury SUV. It has wonderful features that enhance both driver comfort and safety. The air-cooled seats were a huge positive in the 90+ degree summer we just had. Safety features include "stay between the lines" and parking assistance. The only problem that is of note is that the remote access and remote start are only available with a subscription.

- Christine M

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$37,372 - $42,741
$32,880 - $38,054

Horsepower

Horsepower
295 - 308 hp
295 - 308 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.2 - 39.1 in.
38.2 - 39.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather, Premium Synthetic

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
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

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

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55VR20
P235/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 in.
109.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 - 45.2 ft.
38 - 45.2 ft.

Length

Width

Width
74.6 in.
74.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4387 - 4740 .lbs
4387 - 4740 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
308 hp
308 hp

Torque

Torque
247 ft. lbs.
247 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 .lbs
3500 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 .lbs
350 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Standard
Not Available

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary 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

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard

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

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

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings