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2011 Lexus RX 350
2011 Lexus RX 350
Available Price Range $15,524-$27,344 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Lexus RX 350

Our Take

Vehicle Overview Lexus' popular RX crossover was redesigned for 2010, and it shares a lot of components with Toyota's Venza crossover. The current RX is slightly longer and wider than the previous generation, and it packs a slightly more powerful V-6 engine. All-wheel drive is optional.... 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

  • Brake override system
  • 10 airbags
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional wide-view side monitor
  • Optional head-up display

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

After a week test-driving the 2011 Lexus RX 350, a headline in the Wall Street Journal's April 18, 2011, edition caught my eye: "Lexus Falls Behind Rivals." The timing of this article was fortuitous because I'd been grappling with the fact that I really didn't love the RX 350 during my test drive. I was eager to drive it since I've seen so many of them around town and assu... Read full review for the 2011 Lexus RX 350

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Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 25 reviews

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So glad- 2011 new

by Happy from on June 17, 2011

I have checked many reviews of this new 2011 and got me concerned. Due to some of the reviews, about bumpiness and noise, I almost gave up on this RX. Since I am so used to drive passenger car and a p... Read Full Review

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Safety

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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.

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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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