2014 RX

2015 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 Lexus RX gets available LED foglights, standard rearview camera, and minor trim updates for 2015. The 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.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices RX 350: $40,795
AWD RX 350: $42,195
AWD RX 350 F Sport: $48,535
RX 450h: $47,445
AWD RX 450h: $48,845

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
270
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic (F Sport)
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

Optional Engine
3.5-liter V6/Electric
Horsepower
295
Std. Transmission
continuously variable transmission
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
30-32
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

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2015 Lexus RX 450h