The Lexus RX 350 is a luxury five-passenger luxury utility vehicle which features a welded steel unibody design. It is one of the latest models in the luxury crossover market with two distinct variants, the Lexus RX 350 priced at $43,000 and RX 350 F Sport priced at $49,000 for the base models with either a front wheel drive or all-wheel drive option.
Featured technical specifications include:
Engine: The RX 350 boasts a 3.5L V6 engine pumping out 295 horsepower with a four-cam and four-valve cylinder VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) engine. The compression ratio of the V6 is set at 11.8:1 with a maximum torque of 268 lb/ft at 4700 rpm. It is this powerhouse that propels the Lexus RX 350 from 0 to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds with a top speed clocked at 124 mph on the tracks. All this and the Lexus still manages a decent ultra-low emission rating making it an environment-friendly vehicle. When it comes to mileage, the RX 350 has maintained 20 miles per gallon in the city with 27 on the highway, a combined average total of 23 mpg.
Drivetrain: To handle the massive powerhouse of the Lexus RX 350, the drivetrain features an eight-speed automatic transmission which is electronically controlled by the front wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants.
Suspension: The main chassis sits on independent MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs and gas-pressurized shock absorbers supported by a stabilizer bar. The rear suspension features independent double wishbone coil springs along with the shock absorbers and stabilizer bar. This ensures a smooth and comfortable ride with 18 inches seven-spoke alloy wheels sporting all season tires suited for multiple driving conditions.
Handling: The Lexus RX 350 has an electronic power steering system and an advanced four-wheel power braking system that features power-assisted sensor discs, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and brake assist.
Overall features: Ambient lighting and handcrafted trim options with cutting edge technology and safety features provide a smooth yet stylish ride. The entertainment system features premium installations from a Mark Levinson Audio console to dual screens in the back. A fully colored multimedia display with panoramic view monitors allows you to get a full 360 view of your surroundings with the top of the digital line console. Most importantly, the Lexus RX 350 comes with a comprehensive security system in place.
Popular variants: The specifications will vary slightly for the different variants of the Lexus RX 350 which include styles like the RX 350 FWD (Front Wheel Drive) and AWD (All Wheel Drive), RX 350 Sport FWD and AWD.