2014 RX

2014 Lexus RX 350

Pros: Serene ride; superb quietness; pleasant, spacious cabin; easy entry and exit; hybrid and gasoline powertrains are both smooth and refined

Cons: Uninspiring handling; dubious value and compromised ride in F Sport model; some drivers find Remote Touch joystick interface difficult to use

CG Says: The 2014 Lexus RX now offers Siri Eyes Free Mode for Apple iPhone users, which enables various voice-command functions. The Lexus RX essentially defined the midsize luxury crossover. With an astute blend of refinement, premium ambiance, and excellent sales/service reputation, it’s little wonder this vehicle dominated sales charts for more than a decade. RX’s practicality, high-tech infotainment features, and the outstanding refinement of the RX 450h’s hybrid powertrain appeal as well. However, we’re not as enamored with Toyota’s effort to take the RX in a sportier direction. The F Sport variant doesn’t ride or handle particularly well–at least not well enough to justify its stiff price premium over the standard RX 350, which is the model that’s most worthy of consideration.

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2014 Lexus RX 450h