2011 Lexus RX350 review | Digital Trends Reviews

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2011 Lexus RX350

At a time when every car on the road seems to be cut from the cloth, the Lexus RX350 out as unique and even a bit daring. sporty crossover reveals its the more you drive, and some of the might even go unnoticed. But for the part, the RX350 offers a mix of technical features, surprising and a fun and spirited drive.

Priced at for the well-equipped model we tested, the is still a hair less the premium version of the 2012 SRX we just reviewed. Both have similar engine The RX350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 275-horsepower. On paper, it is less than the SRX. In practice, the RX has a around corners and extra that served us well on and highways.

Interestingly enough, the styling matches this The RX has a curvy crossover profile is a bit less bubble-shaped than the Infiniti, but not quite as elongated as the Enclave. Lexus does not a third-row seat option on the RX, and we this crossover to work with four people, it can seat five. There isn’t enough room in the cab and in the hatch if you are transporting more four people and a typical of luggage. On a longer drive five people and no luggage, were not exactly tight, but were not spacious either.

The RX350 gives the crossover a good marquee selling though: The vehicle has zip around and that made it a blast, this is not a sports sedan. We Toyota and Lexus vehicles to be just by rule anyway. ability, while not assisted by any stabilizing features like you find on an Audi A8. still smooth and sure. The SRX just heavier around corners, if it does have a bigger and some of those ride-smoothing

One oddity worth mentioning, is that the shifter for the RX350 is on the just below the radio This doesn’t cause any and it works fine, but it’s form most cars and a bit odd at first. A minor complaint: You to reach a bit farther to shift.

At 24 MPG for driving, the RX350 is not going to the planet exactly, but the mileage is respectable given the V6 engine and drive. The all-wheel drive secure on the road. There’s a “snow” setting that more attention to tire on icy pavement.

Interior amenities

we started noticing some between standard crossover and the Lexus RX350 is in the interior. has a way of offering some surprises, as did on the GX460. that make you like you are getting a bit more for the At a base price of just $39,000, that’s important.

For starters, the interior trim is not leather – it’s a fine-grade that looks a step other vehicles we’ve lately. The seats are downright even though, for some the RX felt a bit stiff on the back a long drive. There’s a stereo system on the model we that added $610 to the The luxury interior package, included the leather seats, $4,900. Oh, and a two-screen rear system with navigation and perks added another Ouch, spendy. What us were the subtleties. For example, on the doors, there’s a pouch opens wider so you can fit more or newspapers in without having to them. To the left of the steering you’ll find a pop-down cup (we’ve never seen before).


When you put the RX350 into a side-mirror camera shows up on the LCD You can punch an option to have camera appear every you back up, and there’s even a view. (For comparison, a luxury feature is found on the Infiniti QX56, which $75,000.)

Like many models, there are pop-up to wash off the headlamps. Predictably, the premium upgrades, there are headlights that change on the road as you turn. The RX350 we had adaptive cruise control as something missing from the

Offering rear entertainment is one but not every make and model the superior quality of the RX350. The headsets, for example, worked any fidgeting with a wireless They fit comfortably and secure, and rich and distinct for the movie .

Here’s an option you don’t see In the rear compartment, there’s a aid kit mounted to the side panel. you see that, and realize what it is, you why the Lexus brand even (Part of the debate has to do with the that the engine seems similar to some Toyota


There’s something to be for overall impressions. We felt the SRX was a heavier car that did not feel as around corners, and we were by the lack of high-tech features. not a big fan of the underpowered Chevy Equinox, so the SRX reminded us of that model, started going downhill, if the SRX has a bigger engine than the The one glaring difference, though, is the SRX does have a much expansive moonroof. Yet, the RX us the impression of a sporty sedan was scrunched up to the crossover size. are several unique features make the luxury price more palatable, and we were with the styling inside and


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