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2011 Lexus RX350 SUV

2011 Lexus RX350 Review

(3 Stars)  Comfortable and reliable -- but bland

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Lexus joined the crossover segment in with the RX300. That segment has since grown exponentially and is now represented by almost all luxury auto makers. In fact, it has become one of the more crowded segments, so to standout is an accomplishment. Since its inception, consumers have rated this model very highly on reliability, spacious interior, and a plush ride. The current RX350 has a new body and is larger than its predecessor. The addition of luxury and safety gear has unfortunately increased the RX's portliness by over 400 lbs. Even without the air bag suspension, the RX350 manages a soft, quiet ride for all passengers.

This Lexus is propelled by a 3.5 liter 275 HP V-6 mated to a 6 speed automatic. This power is put to the ground through 18" wheels in either two or four wheel drive configurations. 10 airbags add to the safety of this model, including drivers knee and side curtain airbags.

Technology and Luxury abound in the RX350. Using what Lexus calls the Remote Touch controller operates as a mouse for navigating the LCD multifunction screen. Some of the other options available are a Mark Levinson audio system, back up camera and DVD entertainment center.

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2011 RX350 Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 403 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 275 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 257 ft lb of torque @ 4,700 rpm

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'11 Lexus SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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