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2011 Lexus Rx 350

2011 Lexus RX 350

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4.3
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So glad- 2011 new

by 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...
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 pair of good and sensitive ears, the acceleration of the engine is more obvious than the car I usually drive. But, thinking that this is a SUV not a passenger car, and I need a vehicle desperately, also a 2012 model will not be much different from this model, so I finally bought it after comparing Acura and other SUVs. Never liked BMW-- I do not mind its low value/price ratio, just cannot stand the brand anyway, Lexus reminds me something noble and graceful... I am so happy I did it. The drive is so smooth and quite. I compared it side by side with a 2009 (the rating here is higher than 2011), but 2011 is much quieter. In addition, the 2011 is the safest SUV you can have. The service from Lexus is truly luxury and enjoyable, too. At least my dealership. In addition, my husband loves to drive in Standard transmission mode; and I like to use auto mode. And many other features. Could not be happier. Very proud to own a Lexus. Very minor things: the mirror for the back view is narrower than what I usually have. The image in the mirror for backing up, could be too bright in a very sunny day.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Poor Ride

by from Alabama on November 29, 2010

I own a 2003 Lexus RX 300...the ride of the 2011 RX 350 that I recently purchased is unacceptable...every bump in the road can be felt...the ride is horrible. I took the car back to the dealer and he ...
I own a 2003 Lexus RX 300...the ride of the 2011 RX 350 that I recently purchased is unacceptable...every bump in the road can be felt...the ride is horrible. I took the car back to the dealer and he said everything was OK...I also rode in another 2011 at the dealership and it rode about the same. Do not buy this car without a test drive.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Luxery & Value

by from Pensacola, FL on February 26, 2012

Traded in a 2008 VW GTI for more room and comfort. I have not been disappointed, exhaustively test drove ALL the new major brand SUV's from Honda, GMC, Ford, Mazda, Kia, BMW, Audi, VW you name it, I t...
Traded in a 2008 VW GTI for more room and comfort. I have not been disappointed, exhaustively test drove ALL the new major brand SUV's from Honda, GMC, Ford, Mazda, Kia, BMW, Audi, VW you name it, I tried or researched it. Convinced nothing better on the market concerning rock solid resale value, reliability, performance, comfort and safety. First Lexus I have ever owned and will indeed not be the last.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Excellent, versatile SUV for In-town or cruising

by from Albuquerque, NM on September 3, 2012

Pros: Great style, feel, and apperance - inside and out Cons: Small glove compartment and pockets behind front seats for storing small stuff like books and magazines. Driving experience Handles well,...
Pros: Great style, feel, and apperance - inside and out Cons: Small glove compartment and pockets behind front seats for storing small stuff like books and magazines. Driving experience Handles well, plenty of power, tight turning radius, very responsive braking control, very quiet cabin (low road and fan noise), fuel milage is "as advertized" - 17+ mpg (city) and 22+ (highway), parking sensors and back-up camera are very helpful. Comfort & convenience High marks for comfort, console is well-designed, navigation and sound system features and controls are as good as I've seen for a SUV in this price range. Lexus has the top safety rating by J.D. Powers and Associates. Comments I highly recommend this vehicle to my friends and members of my family. I am very, very pleased with my purchase.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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VERY NICE!!!

by from USA on March 1, 2011

Recently purchased 2011 RX350. My husband and I love the car, although there are a few negatives with the car; 1) engine is a little loud 2) lack of storage in console 3) not as quiet on the inside wh...
Recently purchased 2011 RX350. My husband and I love the car, although there are a few negatives with the car; 1) engine is a little loud 2) lack of storage in console 3) not as quiet on the inside when driving as I thought it would be for a luxury vehicle. So far, very pleased with the overall performance of the car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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Much better than my 2009

by from Fl on September 13, 2011

I have owned other Lexus and this is much better than the last generation RX. The ride & handling is much superior to the last generation, this is much more like a Lexus should be.
I have owned other Lexus and this is much better than the last generation RX. The ride & handling is much superior to the last generation, this is much more like a Lexus should be.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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best car I ever owned

by from california losangeles on October 10, 2011

My 2011 Lexus Rx350 is the best car I ever owned. I had a 2004 nissan sentra . But now I can ride in comfort and style. I also enjoy having Awd. Their are a lot of safty featers in this car.
My 2011 Lexus Rx350 is the best car I ever owned. I had a 2004 nissan sentra . But now I can ride in comfort and style. I also enjoy having Awd. Their are a lot of safty featers in this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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The best car ever!

by from Provo, Utah on April 22, 2014

One of the benefits of being a retired grandmother is that I am finally old enough to break the budget and buy whatever car I want. (within reason) .After driving several small SUV's in the same class...
One of the benefits of being a retired grandmother is that I am finally old enough to break the budget and buy whatever car I want. (within reason) .After driving several small SUV's in the same class, I really feel like I came to the best decision and love the Lexus RX 350 that I bought. It had a nice ride, easy to use navigation and bluetooth features. The interior is comfortable and spacious yet the fuel costs are economical and reasonable. I love this car and would recommend it to anyone looking for luxury, comfort, and "easy to use" fancy gadgets (that is grandma language). There is plenty of room in the back seat for grandkids.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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A Good Car for the Money!

by from Tulsa, OK on June 6, 2011

I selected a Lexus RX 350 to replace my 7 year old BMW X-5. Although I truly loved the performance and drivability of my X-5, I was sick and tired of the excessive maintainance costs. So I chose the R...
I selected a Lexus RX 350 to replace my 7 year old BMW X-5. Although I truly loved the performance and drivability of my X-5, I was sick and tired of the excessive maintainance costs. So I chose the RX350 for its style, ride and reliability. Although it doesn't handle like a BMW what car does? I am very satisfied with my new RX350 and look forward to many years of reliable service.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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A Compromise

by from Los Angeles, CA on May 9, 2011

After looking at all of the SUVs in this price range, my wife and I settled on the Lexus RX350. It represented the best overall value or utility, comfort, reliability and gas mileage. I personally di...
After looking at all of the SUVs in this price range, my wife and I settled on the Lexus RX350. It represented the best overall value or utility, comfort, reliability and gas mileage. I personally did not like the styling finding it a bit mommy-ish looking, but my wife loved it. The interior is comfortable and ergonomic and I love the mouse operated navigation system. We had a touch screen on our previous Lexus and hated the fingerprints. Overall I like the interior styling except the odd shape of the center of the dash. It's goofy looking. I don't particularly like the shift location either. I was also disappointed with the storage. The glove box is designed in such a way that the things you place in the various cubbyholes end up lying in a heap on the glove compartment door when you open it. The center console is really deep, but impractical as you have to decide what goes on the bottom since you will have to remove the things above it to get to it. The trays that are snapped on top of this area are not deep enough to be of much value. One of the things that pushed us over the edge to buy a Lexus was the fact that this SUV gets better gas mileage than it's competitors. We also, being former Lexus owners, liked the vaunted Lexus customer service experience. It really can't be beat. It's nice to get a loaner car when you have to leave yours at the dealership for service and no matter what you leave it for, your car is always returned washed and detailed. Nice touch. Likes: Gas Mileage (for it's class), Reliability, High Tech Features, Mouse operated Navigation System, Automatic Rear Hatch, Engine & Buttery Smooth Transmission, Comfort, Stock Stereo is Excellent with Outstanding Bass, iPOD Interface & Functionality, Attractive 7 Spoke Wheel Design, Always on Automatic High Beams. Dislikes: Gas Mileage, Mommy-ish Exterior Styling, Certain Elements of the Interior Styling, Lack of Useable Storage, Poor Glove Box Design, Ridiculous, Unsightly Plastic Cladding covering 75% of the engine, Color Choices.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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