2013 Lexus RX350 new car reviews

Ah, the SUV of royalty. Power, safety, sleek design: What more can an urban commuter want?
Who doesn’t love options like dual-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker premium sound system, bluetooth, LCD console display and backup camera? These do tax its weight, though, tipping in at 4178 lbs.

Not much can beat the luxury of a Lexus. This SUV is pretty darn close to hybrid-worthy status for those drivers who have long highway commutes, with its 26 mpg highway, as compared to 28 for its sister, the RX450h hybrid. It’s also around $6600 cheaper than its green semi-counterpart. The 2013 RX350 comes in your choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and of course, all the typical amenities you’d associate with the lavish name.

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David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

This one does everything you'd ask of it: It's a comfortable, quiet SUV. Hey, it's a Lexus.

I just don't think it's for me. When I'm ready for a new Lexus, I'd rather have one of their sedans—something closer to the ground that has a bit of spring in its step.

I'm at the Lexus website right now and see that I can do a GS350 for less money. That's where I'd do my shopping.

Alan Cesar FartSmeller69
SuperDork

Nope.

There's nothing in this segment that has instilled in me any desire to buy one. It's comfortable, well-optioned, and drives comfortably. I can't fault it for being a car, I suppose. It's just not a car/truck/uban assault vehicle that I have any desire or need for.

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Jane Soliman
Jane Soliman New Reader
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Not much can beat the luxury of a Lexus. This SUV is pretty darn close to hybrid-worthy status for those drivers who have long highway commutes, with its 26 mpg highway, as compared to 28 for its sister, the RX450h hybrid. It’s also around $6600 cheaper than its green semi-counterpart. The 2013 RX350 comes in your choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and of course, all the typical amenities you’d associate with the lavish name.

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