Best Bet
  • (4.6) 66 reviews
  • MSRP: $12,687$22,819
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 275-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2010 Lexus RX 350

Our Take on the 2010 Lexus RX 350

Our Take

Lexus' popular RX crossover has been completely redesigned for 2010, and it shares a lot of components with Toyota's Venza crossover. The new RX is slightly longer and wider than the 2009 model, and it packs a slightly more powerful V-6 engine. All-wheel drive is optional. Mechanical hi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Road noise
  • Leather seats not standard
  • Joystick-operated navigation system
  • No third-row seat offered

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2010
  • 10 airbags
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional wide-view side monitor
  • Optional head-up display

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The funny-looking Toyota concept Sport Luxury Vehicle bowed at the 1997 Chicago Auto Show as an alternative to the station wagon and minivan.When visitors, who vote with purses and wallets, gave it a big thumbs up, it was approved for production and renamed RX300 for sale in March 1998.It quickly became the best-selling vehicle for Toyota's Lexus division and a segment that has been growin... Read full review for the 2010 Lexus RX 350

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Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 66 reviews

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by mjdgarage from Wayne,New Jersey on December 28, 2010

Traded in my beloved 2008 rx for 2011 last week. I love this car BUT i also felt engine was very loud. (have read several similar complaints on various review sites) Salesman said "use regular unleade... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lexus RX 350 Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Lexus RX 350 Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
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.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lexus RX 350 Base

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Lexus RX 350 Base

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs on your 2010 Lexus RX 350

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/10,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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