Lexus RX 350

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New 2023 Lexus RX 350
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Key specifications

Highlights
3,494 lbs
Towing Capacity
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
22 City / 29 Hwy
MPG
275 hp
Horsepower
Engine
317 @ 1700
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 6000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
2.4 L/146
Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine Type
Suspension
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Weight & Capacity
3,494 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
349 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
3,494 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
349 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
Safety
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Entertainment
Standard
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Electrical
N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
Brakes
N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
13 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Notable features

Redesigned for 2023
Turbocharged four-cylinder replaces V-6
New RX 500h F Sport Performance AWD hybrid
Gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains available
Seats five; seven-seat RX-L discontinued
F Sport versions include adaptive suspension

Engine

317 @ 1700 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 6000 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
2.4 L/146 Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Engine Type

Suspension

Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Suspension Type - Front

Weight & Capacity

3,494 lbs Maximum Trailering Capacity
349 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
3,494 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
349 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
3,494 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A Curb Weight - Rear
N/A Curb Weight - Front
4,067 lbs Base Curb Weight
0 lbs Total Option Weight
N/A Curb Weight
N/A Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Safety

Standard Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard Lane Departure Warning
Standard Blind Spot Monitor
Standard Stability Control
Standard Backup Camera

Entertainment

Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®

Electrical

N/A Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Brakes

N/A Drum - Rear (Yes or )
13 in Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
N/A Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type

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Exterior Interior

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Factory Warranties

Basic
4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion
6 years
Powertrain
6 years / 70,000 miles
Maintenance
1 years / 10,000 miles
Roadside Assistance
4 years

The good & the bad

The good

Front-seat comfort
Quiet interior
Diverse powertrain offerings
Ride quality
Hybrid fuel economy

The bad

Backseat headroom with panoramic moonroof
Noisy engines
Acceleration of RX 500h
Adaptive suspension adjustability
Premium fuel required

Consumer reviews

4.1 / 5
Based on 8 reviews
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Comfort 4.6
Interior 4.4
Performance 4.4
Value 4.5
Exterior 4.2
Reliability 4.1

Most recent

5.0

Amazing car! Lexus RX 350 is beautiful and fun.

Lexus of San Diego is the best dealership. Everybody is so professional and understanding. Shout out to Michael, salesperson, Tyler, finance manager, and Andy in service

3.0

2023 RX350 did not meet my expectations.

I purchased a new 2023 Lexus RX350 on Memorial Day. The dealer had to replace the DCM because it was malfunctioning. The plastic trim in the passenger door came off, but I was able to push it back and it has not come off again. The dash board trim keeps coming off the clips. The dealer changed the part, it still came off. When...

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2023 Lexus RX 350 review: Our expert's take

By Joe Bruzek

The verdict: The 2023 Lexus RX is a bold redesign of a comfort-focused favorite that adds a large amount of flair without destroying its relaxed ride quality.

Versus the competition: The RX’s new turbocharged four-cylinder engine isn’t unexpected in the class, but it struggles to offer a premium experience in the RX 350. Other qualities, however, are successfully luxurious.

The Lexus RX is known and loved as a comfortable luxury SUV with a roomy interior and smooth, quiet driving manners. The 2023 RX is coming in with a ground-up redesign with claims of athleticism, including a new RX 500h F Sport Performance hybrid with all-wheel drive and advertisements that even show an RX on a racetrack (gasp). I appreciated the previous RX’s place in the class as an aggressive-looking crossover, but one that didn’t have a firm, unpleasant ride — so my biggest question going into Lexus’ first drive event for the 2023 RX was whether we’ve lost one of our favorite comfort options in the class. (Per our ethics policy, Cars.com pays for its own airfare and lodging when attending manufacturer-sponsored events.)

Related: 2023 Lexus RX Sports New Platform, Powertrains, Performance Variant

No More V-6 Engine

One thing that’s for sure gone is the previous generation’s 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. What was a buttery smooth, refined V-6 has been replaced by a 275-hp, turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which isn’t an uncommon engine type among the competitors Lexus is targeting, including the Volvo XC90 and Mercedes-Benz GLE; the Acura MDX and BMW X5, two other competitors, use six-cylinder holdouts. However, while the RX’s new four-cylinder is more efficient by 2 mpg in combined ratings (22 mpg for the V-6 with AWD versus 24 mpg for the four-cylinder with AWD), it now requires more expensive premium fuel versus regular gas like the old V-6. With only a paltry increase in fuel economy ratings but a significant difference in the price of premium versus regular, at gas prices as of this writing, the new engine will cost buyers more to refuel than the outgoing V-6.

The question now becomes: Does the performance difference make the new engine more enticing? The answer: Not really. The 2.4-liter has 20 fewer horsepower, but even 50 more pounds-feet of torque than the V-6 can’t help the driving experience feel premium. The 317 pounds-feet of torque helps acceleration at lower engine speeds, but it’s not transformative and there’s not much zip in its acceleration overall (0-60 mph arrives in 7.2 seconds with AWD, according to Lexus). Like many of the entry-level turbo four-cylinders in competitors, the 2.4-liter’s sound is coarse and unrefined. There’s also less consistent power delivery than the old V-6; a prod of the accelerator often results in significant acceleration lag. Shoppers coming from luxury brands that already use turbo four-cylinders might not think twice about the new engine’s sound, but Lexus faithful will miss their V-6.

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The verdict: The 2023 Lexus RX is a bold redesign of a comfort-focused favorite that adds a large amount of flair without destroying its relaxed ride quality.

Versus the competition: The RX’s new turbocharged four-cylinder engine isn’t unexpected in the class, but it struggles to offer a premium experience in the RX 350. Other qualities, however, are successfully luxurious.

The Lexus RX is known and loved as a comfortable luxury SUV with a roomy interior and smooth, quiet driving manners. The 2023 RX is coming in with a ground-up redesign with claims of athleticism, including a new RX 500h F Sport Performance hybrid with all-wheel drive and advertisements that even show an RX on a racetrack (gasp). I appreciated the previous RX’s place in the class as an aggressive-looking crossover, but one that didn’t have a firm, unpleasant ride — so my biggest question going into Lexus’ first drive event for the 2023 RX was whether we’ve lost one of our favorite comfort options in the class. (Per our ethics policy, Cars.com pays for its own airfare and lodging when attending manufacturer-sponsored events.)

Related: 2023 Lexus RX Sports New Platform, Powertrains, Performance Variant

No More V-6 Engine

One thing that’s for sure gone is the previous generation’s 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. What was a buttery smooth, refined V-6 has been replaced by a 275-hp, turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which isn’t an uncommon engine type among the competitors Lexus is targeting, including the Volvo XC90 and Mercedes-Benz GLE; the Acura MDX and BMW X5, two other competitors, use six-cylinder holdouts. However, while the RX’s new four-cylinder is more efficient by 2 mpg in combined ratings (22 mpg for the V-6 with AWD versus 24 mpg for the four-cylinder with AWD), it now requires more expensive premium fuel versus regular gas like the old V-6. With only a paltry increase in fuel economy ratings but a significant difference in the price of premium versus regular, at gas prices as of this writing, the new engine will cost buyers more to refuel than the outgoing V-6.

The question now becomes: Does the performance difference make the new engine more enticing? The answer: Not really. The 2.4-liter has 20 fewer horsepower, but even 50 more pounds-feet of torque than the V-6 can’t help the driving experience feel premium. The 317 pounds-feet of torque helps acceleration at lower engine speeds, but it’s not transformative and there’s not much zip in its acceleration overall (0-60 mph arrives in 7.2 seconds with AWD, according to Lexus). Like many of the entry-level turbo four-cylinders in competitors, the 2.4-liter’s sound is coarse and unrefined. There’s also less consistent power delivery than the old V-6; a prod of the accelerator often results in significant acceleration lag. Shoppers coming from luxury brands that already use turbo four-cylinders might not think twice about the new engine’s sound, but Lexus faithful will miss their V-6.

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