Introduction to Lexus RX 350
The year 2020 came in with a lot of surprises and unforeseen events, but machines like the 2020 Lexus RX 350 remains one of the most remarkable SUV right now. This car looks like a space wagon from a cool Sci-fi movie. It is the perfect mix of brilliance and style.
The 2020 Lexus RX 350 is one of the most purchased luxury midsize SUV class. The RX is an acronym for Radiant Crossover, which is classified between the larger GX, LX, and NX crossover car series.
The first-generation RX models came with a 3L V6 engine, while the second-generation models made use of 3.3L. That’s why they are RX 300 and RX 330 models.
Lexus RX 350 was first made in 2006 to correct the blueprint errors in the second-generation RX. It was originally made with a more efficient 3.5L V6 engine, better framework, and reliable performance.
This car is loaded with top-notch safety tech, easy controls, a spacious boot/cargo room, and a powerful V6 engine.
Lexus won the heart of most people with her unique design, engine power, elegant shapes, and beautiful colors. Lexus may look like a newcomer in the American auto scene but as it stands, the Lexus RX series ranks among the most purchased SUV cars in North America along with the Mercedes Benz ML, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Explorer.
This Japanese car brand won the heart of many people as far as affordable SUVs are concerned. Although it is not the cheapest car in Nigeria right now, the Lexus RX350 stands as one of the most luxurious and dedicated cars in the country.
Lexus RX 350 Car Details
Enough talk, if thinking of this car excites you, the team and I dived into one of these beautiful machines, did our research, and composed this intensive review for you. This article contains all you need to know about the Lexus RX350 from the engine to tires.
The Lexus RX350 comes with a lot of exciting colors that will surely put a smile on your face and tear in your eyes. It comes in six beautiful color tones that will surely meet your taste. The RX 350 is available in the following colors:
- Atomic Silver [Silver].
- Autumn Shimmer [Brown].
- Caviar [Black].
- Eminent White Pearl [White].
- Matador Red Mica [Red].
- Nebula Gray Pearl [Gray].
- Nightfall Mica [Blue].
- Obsidian [Black].
The interior design of the car is also superb. It comes with a lot of exciting features that any car enthusiast would love. The inside of the car is very bright thanks to the excellent lighting system installed in the car. Other visible interior features in the car are:
- Interior wood trim lined all around the car.
- Powered window, locks, and side mirror(fully automated).
- A total of 12 speakers.
- Carpets and rubber doormat
- Cup holders
The dashboard is simply one of the most amazing in the world, the whole car can be controlled using the dashboard area.
The Lexus RX 350 can be remotely controlled, there are pre-installed controls that can be open the trunk, boot, lock doors, start & stop the engines and activate the car alarms systems. Some of the exciting functionalities on the dashboard are:
- Heated steering wheel with dashboard lighting.
- Digital speedometer
- A slightly hidden secret compartment below the steering wheel.
- Leather coated steering wheel for a firm grip.
- Audio controls on the wheel, you can also control information on the dashboard with the buttons on the steering wheel.
- 10” display screen behind the wheel close to the speedometer with echo indicator, direct air pressure monitoring, all-wheel drive control, sway warning, blindspot monitoring & rear cross-traffic alerts.
- An 8-inch display screen with messages, back-up camera, side mirrors controls, AM, FM, CD player, Bluetooth, satellite, GPS, auxiliary and USB, A.C. control options, front-seat ventilation settings, and vehicle stability control.
- Buttons for front and rear defrost buttons, engine start and stop button, mirror with GPS and compass.
The RX 350 comes with power-adjustable front seats with double lumbar support, airbags, overhead lighting, 4 USB outlet, aux cable support, power outlets under armbar, and manual sunshade.
The back seats also have a lot of controls of its own. The back seat in the car has it’s very own window controls, back seat pocket, ventilation docks, a fold-down armrest with cup holder, and storage. There’s also a set of beautiful neon curtains, overhead handles hooks, and Back seat audio player controls.
Tires & Trunk:
Each tire in the RX 350 is made up of an 18-inch alloy wheel with gear locks. The car uses a Weather Reactive Technology that is as good as Michelin.
This tire is amazing even on slippery, wet, or icy roads. These tires also come with advanced grip and braking systems.
The trunk has a fabric cargo cover and net cover that are removable. There’s also an automatic trunk light, hooks, back seat control levers, and automatic close button.
Unlike the RX 450h that runs on both petrol and electricity, the RX 350 is fueled by a healthy petrol V6 engine. There were not a lot of changes to the engines.
There were only a few changes made in the suspension, welding, shocks, anti-roll bars, and dampers. All the changes added a little extra upgrade to the usual engine.
- Transmission – 8-speed automatic transmission.
- CO₂ emissions – 5,040 kg/year
- Fuel consumption – 9.6L/100km
- Type – 3.5-liter V6 (regular gas, very strong)
- Power – 295 hp @ 6,300 rpm (220 kW)
- Torque – 267 lb•ft @ 4,700 rpm (363 N•m)
The RX 350 is a mid-size luxury SUV [1690 x 1895 x 4890] with four doors, accident lightings all around the car, windshield wiper, and headlamp washer.
The body of the car is super optimized to maintain balance even on the highway and bumpy rides. The car also comes with 48 months warranty (all things being equal).
Is Lexus RX 350 a Good Car?
Yes, the Lexus RX 350 is a decent luxury SUV. The interior makes for soothing accommodations, well-cushioned seats, an oversized trunk (you can pack more luggage than you think), and ample dimensions. It also comes with a power train improvement that makes it last longer.
The RX 350 ranks as the #2 Best Luxury Midsize SUVs cars, #5 in Luxury Crossover SUVs, #3 in Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows, and scores an 8.3 out of 10 on the Carsguide evaluation. All these and other top features on this auto make the RX 350 a perfect family car.
Should I Buy the Lexus RX 350?
This is a very difficult one to answer but anyways it depends on your needs or preference. The Lexus RX 350 is easy to control than rambunctious, and it is the best choice if you prefer comfort to aggressive power and handling.
Besides this is a good-sized SUV that comes at a slightly lower budget. If you decide the Lexus preinstalled tech is too frustrating or hard to use, give the Audi A6 or Toyota picnic a try. But I sincerely this ride is one worth having.
What makes the RX 350 special?
Toyota cars were built for maximum fuel economy. Mercedes were built to last while Ford although pricy is both elegant and luxurious. So what makes the Lexus RX so special?
The use of turbocharging has three main advantages. The first being that automakers want to keep engine costs down, turbocharging also has a higher fuel economy and helps maintain the luxury.
The Lexus RX 350 is not just fuel-efficient, powerful, and comfortable, it is an excellent commuter vehicle, with loads of safety features and comes at a very affordable price.
If you feel that then RX 350 doesn’t quite fit into your personality, then you should go for the Toyota Highlander. This car is a little bigger than the RX 350 and can accommodate up to eight passengers, has a sunroof, and extra storage space.
Should I Buy a New or Used Lexus RX 350?
The 2020 Lexus RX is a great car that comes with a very good price and appealing appearance. If you truly need my advice on this one, I’d advise you to go with a brand new car. You can still save some cash if you buy a used Lexus RX 350.
How Much Does the Lexus RX 350 Cost?
The official price for the Lexus 350 is $44,150. If you plan on purchasing a used Lexus RX 350, you can get a used 2012 or 2016 for less than $19,000.
As far a safety, the RX 350 offers both front and side-impact airbags, enhanced ABS brakes, driveline traction control, blind-spot monitor, backup camera, ignition disable, rear child safety locks and keyless entry, safety controls, and loads of tech upgrades. If you need more top-notch information like this, you should visit InformationNGR.