While not as driver-oriented as a BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE, the 2017 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid provide more than acceptable levels of ride and handling, and still outshine almost every competitor in the areas of reliability and resale. Those who don't mind sacrificing ride comfort for performance will find the F Sport trims quite alluring.
You'll Like The 2017 Lexus RX If...
If you're seeking a 5-passenger luxury SUV that delivers a smooth ride, comfortable cockpit and loads of luxury and safety features, then the 2017 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hit the mark. Money savvy consumers will appreciate the RX's excellent resale values and low maintenance costs.
You May Not Like The 2017 Lexus RX If...
If you're looking for more power with your sport suspension, you'll have to look toward the Mercedes-Benz AMG or BMW M models for that. If you need the ability to venture off-road, a Land Rover Discovery Sport or Jeep Grand Cherokee makes a better choice.
Great car all around! Smooth acceleration and safety breaks!
A problem that I have with my vehicle is one of the additional features that come with the car. The feature is the steering wheel warmer. When it is on, it only heats up at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions, but the other sides of the steering wheel remain cold. Otherwise, the car works very smoothly. The drive is very quiet and smooth, the acceleration is also very smooth. One of the features that I love about the car is the safety brake. When the car is getting too close to another car, it will automatically brake for safety reasons and this really helps prevent accidents. Another thing I like about this car is the reverse camera. Not only does this car have a reverse camera, but there are also lines that will show up on the screen to show you where your car will go in whichever position the steering wheel is in. Another feature of the screen is that it is higher and further on the front of the car than the previous models. Even though this feature takes away the touch-screen part of it, the control system is pretty smooth itself. On the screen, you can choose to have two screens to view. Whether the one on the left is maps or contact list and etc., you can also see what music you are playing on the other or even how many miles your car has left with the amount of gasoline your car has. All in all, it is a great car and it has a good amount of space in the trunk and in the second row seats.
In summary, I would like to say that Lexus is the only way to go.
I drive a 2017 Lexus 350 rx SUV. Every person I know that owns the same type of vehicle says the same thing. I will never get another type of car. This car is so comfortable and dependable. It has so many added features that I love, such as seats that move back automatically when you get out the car. The outside mirrors will alert you as to any vehicles that are close to your side. If you get too close to a car, it will stop. When you park your car in the garage, it will alert you if you are getting too close to an object. If it rains, the windshield wipers operate automatically. As an added bonus, the 2017 model uses regular unleaded gas. I also feel very safe in this car. My sister liked the car so much, that she bought one exactly like mine.
Comfortable luxurious SUV.
I love my 2017 Lexus rx 350, it drives smoothly, has great pick up, seats are very comfortable. There are many safety features, including blind spots light up on side view mirrors, automatic braking if you get too close to car in front, also automatic bright lights. Some of the comfortable features are, heated steering wheel, heated and cooling seats and I love the Bluetooth feature. The look is sleek and luxurious interior. I have had 6 Lexus’s, I actually had one that was over 400,000 plus miles. In fact I didn't have to change the Lexus original battery for over ten years. I true Lexus fan.
JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after
Powertrain Quality ?
Body & Interior Design ?
Among the best
Better than most
Safety Recalls (1)
Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Power Assist > Vacuum
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2018 Toyota Camry and Highlander vehicles, 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles and 2017 Lexus RX350 vehicles. During the manufacturing process, the oil galley in the rotor for the brake booster vacuum pump assembly may have been improperly machined possibly resulting in a sudden loss of brake assist.
A sudden loss of braking assist can increase the risk of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake booster vacuum pump, free of charge. The recall began on May 9, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0K/JLD.
Update ZIP Code
Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price (Used)
Updated weekly, the Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price for used cars is generally the
midpoint of the Fair Market Range. It is Kelley Blue Book's estimate of what a consumer can
reasonably expect to pay this week in their area for this year, make and model used vehicle with
typical miles and configured with their selected options, excluding taxes, title and fees, when
buying from a dealer. It's based on actual used-car transactions, plus data from other reliable
third-party sources as well as market conditions.
Kelly Blue Book® values and pricing are based in part on transactions in your
J.D. Power Ratings Disclaimer
2. J.D. Power’s Power Circles Ratings do not include all information used
to determine J.D. Power awards. See jdpower.com for more information. Your experience may vary. All
information provided by J.D. Power is owned by J.D. Power and is protected by U.S. and international
copyright law and conventions. Reproduction, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express
written consent of J.D. Power, other than printing copies of the J.D.Power content by site visitors for
their personal use. J.D. Power® is a registered trademark of J.D. Power.
Initial Quality Study: After 90 days.
J.D. Power Ratings Disclaimer
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with the engine or transmission as well as problems that affect the driving experience (i.e., vehicle/brakes pull, abnormal noises or vibrations).
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems that have caused a complete breakdown or malfunction of any component, feature, or item (i.e., components that stop working or trim pieces that break or come loose).
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with the engine or transmission as well as problems that affect the driving experience (i.e., excessive brake dust, brake noise, excessive oil consumption and battery failed).
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with exterior, seats and interior (i.e., memory seat controls difficult to use, center console difficult to use and materials scuffs/soils easily).
Taken from the Initial Quality Study (IQS), which looks at owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership, this score is based on problems with the windshield wipers, navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, heater, air conditioner, stereo system, sunroof and trip computer.
Write a Review
2017 Lexus RX
The Car Connection is VehicleHistory.com’s trusted resource for unbiased expert reviews
vehicles you find on our site. If you’re curious about their review process, we
you to read
the “How We Rate Cars” explanation from The Car Connection’s website:
Our reviews are the product of decades of experience from some of the most experienced
automotive writers working today.
Our automotive experts have over 50 years of collective automotive journalism experience
outlets such as Automobile, Car and Driver, Auto Express, Edmunds.com, MSN Autos, more
newspapers across the country including The Chicago Tribune, and more. Now we have
their talents to create a unique type of review that brings the best of the web together
opinion that readers can act on.
Our team of experts drives nearly 200 new vehicles each year between them, including
drives of new vehicles not available to the general public. The Car Connection’s experts
also travel to
the world’s auto shows to learn firsthand about vehicles nearing production.
How We Test Cars
The Car Connection’s experts test-drive completely new models as well as cars that have
substantially updated with new styling, new safety gear, and new engines and
team also drives some models that haven’t seen major changes as needed to refresh their
the car. In nearly all cases, our experts have driven the vehicle in question in its
form, for the
hands-on experience needed to bring you the best advice.
There are a few vehicles that have not been driven by our experts due to availability.
The Car Connection’s reviews bring you the highlights from the most respected sources
Web. In the rare cases where The Car Connection’s team of experts has not recently
will still bring together the consensus opinion from around the Web and update the
get some “seat time” in the car.
What Is The Rating System
We’re rating cars based on Style, Performance, Comfort, Quality, Safety, Features, and
categories start at 5 (average) and go up or down from there.
Style: Points can be earned or lost based on above- or below-average
interior and exterior style;
excellent or poor interior or exterior style; and exceptional (or very poor) style.
Performance: Points can be earned or lost based on powertrain
braking and handling
performance; ride quality; and transmission. An additional point can be awarded (or
exceptional circumstances, i.e. off-road prowess, or supercar credentials.
Comfort: Points can be earned or lost based on comfort in the front
back seats, or third-row
seats (where applicable); good or bad interior storage; and good cargo capacity. Cars,
trucks with significant cargo capacity can earn an additional point.
Safety: Cars with official crash data gain points for a five-star
rating by the NHTSA, or Top
Safety Pick status by the IIHS. Cars with Top Safety Pick+ status are awarded an
those advanced safety features. An additional point is awarded for cars with exceptional
features such as parking assistance, surround-view camera systems, or autonomous-driving
Cars with official crash data lose points for a four-star overall rating by NHTSA,
ratings by the
IIHS, any three-star NHTSA ratings, no standard rearview camera, poor outward vision, or
notes by the IIHS or federal testers. Cars without crash data aren’t given a rating at
Features: Cars with excellent base equipment earn a point above
Extra points can be
added for exceptional available features, good customization options, good infotainment
with screens larger than 5.0 inches, and good warranty or service programs. Cars may
sub-standard or expensive features; bad feature packages; poor relative value; or bad
Green: Cars are assigned a rating based on their EPA-estimated highway
ratings. Plug-in and battery-electric vehicles start at 8. Electric-only cars with a
of more than
250 miles; plug-in electric cars with an EV range of more than 50 miles; or cars with a
equivalent MPGe rating of more than 100 mpg earn a perfect score.
Our rating system better reflects how people look at their cars. We start in the middle,
take away points based on features, usability and driveability. It’s pretty simple!
A clearer path to 10—and 0. Our system is designed to better identify what’s exceptional
Our ratings are reviewed by experts, every week. Editors constantly evaluate every new
make sure we’re giving readers the best information.
We’re asking for discussion. We want to be as transparent as possible, so we’re inviting
discuss our ratings with the experts.
It’s not like grade school. Our ratings go from 1-10 with 5 being an average score. In
past, most of
our ratings have fallen between 6 and 8 and while our new ratings may have lower scores,
mean we like the car any less. An overall score of 5 is average—anything above is better
How Do We Get There?
For most ratings, we start at 5 and work our way up—or down. Cars gain and lose points
feature availability, affordability, comfort, and quality relative to their competition.
Some of our ratings are based on specific criteria. Safety ratings, for example, are
crash data from both of the major U.S. safety organizations. Green scores are calculated
estimates from the EPA.
All of our ratings are open to the public. Wherever possible, we’ll tell you how we’ve
a car and
why we arrived at the score we did.
We’ve added an “N/A” rating. For cars without official crash safety ratings or other
authorities, we’ve removed those numbers from the overall score to give readers a better
that car’s actual performance. We’ll tell you why we’re withholding a score, and we’ll
those in as
those become available.
We’ve factored “Green” into the overall average. We know many readers and shoppers
economy and we’re rewarding efficient cars.
The Car Connection’s experts consult these professional review sources when writing our
Car and Driver
Kelley darkBlue Book
Road & Track
How Often Are Ratings Changed?
We re-evaluate our ratings for new cars at least once a month—if not more.
How Can I Tell If You Recommend A Car?
We’ll tell you! For most models, we’ll identify our picks for powertrain and popular
think are important to buy.
We’re changing our rating system to better serve our readers and start a conversation
on the road today. We take seriously our responsibility to you and we want to be open