1999 Lexus RX 300

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20 reviews
Available Price Range $1,849-$8,261 Trims2 Combined MPG 20-21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 1999 Lexus RX 300

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The rise of the luxury sport-utility vehicle likely will be one of the biggest trends of the 1998 model year.Every automaker that has brought out a rugged-looking but spiffed-up sport-utility vehicle has scored a solid hit this year, even if the thing can't really go off-road very well.In fact, this week's test vehicle, the stylish new RX 300 from Lexus, is more of a pretender than a ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 20 reviews


by Wilson from Bay Area, CA on June 21, 2012

Bought this car new in 99 and since have had to replace the transmission twice at 55k miles and then again at 120k. The car only has 145k on it right now and I feel the transmission may need replacing... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lexus RX 300 Base

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lexus RX 300 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Head Restraint
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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