2013 Lexus RX 350 Expert Review — MSN Autos

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LEXUS RX350/450H

First Drive Review: Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h

St. Helena, — Massive sedans may be the traditional for luxury auto-makers, but for Lexus iconic duty is handled by the RX series. Sold in more 70 countries and easily Lexus’ model, the RX is Lexus’ most vehicle, and certain to appear in the freshen-up rotation.

Such is the with the 2010 versions of the RX 350 and its RX (previously the RX 400h) hybrid Athletic as well as luxurious, 5-passenger crossovers are much bristling with everything minor tweaks to bold The all-new design is a good every inch benefits a tauter image, but retains the Lexus RX profile and proportion for identification. The look is more thanks to a broader shoulder but is also accentuated by refined such as new brightwork around the glass.

Inside, the redesigned RX impresses its intelligent use of space, cleanly design and sharp controls. room is generous, with and telescoping steering column accommodating the largest of drivers. expected amenity is provided and some, plus two notably new options. When the navigation is ordered — now with a larger screen — a Remote Touch is provided on the center console. of a tilting, rocking, but not rolling mouse; it’s handy and — two things sadly lacking in makers’ console controllers — and finger smudges off the screen. The is a useful head-up display crisp white numerals.

Audiophiles and ordnance film will thrill to the optional Levinson 15-speaker sound with its exceptionally clean The nav system’s understanding voice system listens and comprehends far than your children.

however, the RX 350, and especially the RX truly excel under the and in the wheel wells. A 3.5-liter V-6 is in both models, with drive standard. Detail such as slimmer valve a variable runner-length intake and less restrictive exhaust combine with the existing cam timing for an extra five and a broader torque curve.

The sole transmission is a new 6-speed with manual capability. An self-shifter, it automatically skips aggressively locks the torque or remains in gear as it senses the inputs.

All-wheel drive is It dispenses with last viscous drive in favor of a multidisc dry clutch system to up to 50 percent of torque to the rear Designed for inclement weather, the awd is and without low-range gearing.

For gearhead wonderment, however, the hybrid has the electro-mechanical chops. the V-6 is converted to Atkinson cycle and with an electric water air conditioning and electric-assist power to preserve those functions in pure electric mode. The battery pack and controller are but more powerful, enough so the controller now requires water The RX 450h’s awd option replaces the version’s driveshaft and rear with a second traction which reduces weight and smooth power shuttling.

LEXUS RX350/450H

While the 4600- to 4800-lb. RX functions mainly as a gasoline with electric assist, it return V-8-like power estimated 28 mpg city/27 mpg highway — the 300-lb.-lighter RX 350 posts 18 and 25 mpg, by Lexus’ calculations. The RX 450h’s gasoline and electric power is up by 27 to 295 bhp total, yet its fuel economy can be up to 12 greater.

With a distant exhaust to liven the luxury experience, RXs gobble twisty roads sedan-like confidence, never the scenery-enhancing tall ride A supple ride and increased storage space are courtesy of a new rear suspension, while is found in the 10 standard airbags.

is not expected to rise meaningfully its high-$30,000 starting point or average. The RX 350 goes on sale in the the RX 450h follows by summer of

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LEXUS RX350/450H
LEXUS RX350/450H
LEXUS RX350/450H
LEXUS RX350/450H
LEXUS RX350/450H

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