2018 Lexus RX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Nebula Gray Pearl
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MSRP
$43,556 - $54,064
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MPG (up to)
31 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
290-308
Seats
5-7

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.3Comfort 4.6Styling 3.9Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

Comfortable and luxurious, the 2018 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid continue to dominate the midsize-luxury-SUV segment, competing with models like the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Audi Q5 and Cadillac XT5. This year Lexus has finally added a slightly larger 3-row version, but the last row is very tight on space.

Lexus RX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon RX 350 $43,556 - $49,038
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RX 350 F Sport $46,713 - $52,440
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RX 450h $47,526 - $53,138
Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5, 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RX 450h F Sport $48,341 - $54,064
Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RX 450hL Premium $47,134 - $52,744
Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5, 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RX 450hL Luxury $47,526 - $53,138
Horsepower: 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RX 350L Premium $44,496 - $50,094
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon RX 350L Luxury $44,496 - $50,094
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Full of safety features and advance technology.

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Great safety features, luxurious, comfortable, great service, leather, ABS, parking assist, front collision detector, camera, navigation, air conditioned seats, rear ac vents, home link, satellite radio, Lexus assist, blind spot monitoring. Rear cross traffic alert, tinted windows.

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Lexus spells luxury for the discerning driver

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My Lexus RX Hybrid is a fantastic suv. I have had no issues with it since I bought it besides my friends want to drive it. It is so comfortable and really designed to give you that luxury feel other vehicles can't. It performs like a muscle car but with the smoothest ride.

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Most comfortable car there is.

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I love my Lexus rx. It is so comfortable and handles so nicely. All controls are at my fingertips. Radio, temperature controls, navigation, and phone. The seats are air conditioned and heated and the steering wheel is heated too. I would highly recommend this vehicle.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$43,556 - $49,038
$46,713 - $52,440

Horsepower

Horsepower
295 (hp)
295 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V VVT
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional
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Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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
39.1 (in.)
39.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
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Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Optional
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Optional
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3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55VR20
P235/55VR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 (in.)
109.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
45.2 (ft.)
45.2 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
74.6 (in.)
74.6 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4222 - 4387 (.lbs)
4222 - 4387 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
295 (hp)
295 (hp)

Torque

Torque
267 (ft. lbs.)
267 (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

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 (gal.)
19.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Not Available
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Standard

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Standard
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Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard
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Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Standard
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • Lexus Safety System+
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Alert (lda) w/Steering Assist Lane Departure Warning *
  • Emergency Sos *
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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