Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Lexus RX crossover was refreshed last year with exterior and interior upgrades, and the performance-oriented RX 350 F Sport joined the RX 350 and gas-electric hybrid RX 450h. The RX competes with luxury crossovers like the Acura MDX, Cadillac SRX and Lincoln MKX.

New for 2014
The RX now offers Siri Eyes Free Mode for the iPhone 4S and 5, which enables various voice commands through Siri including placing a call, playing music from iTunes, listening to and composing text messages and emails, getting directions, performing a search, listening to notifications and calendar info, and adding reminders and appointments. Additionally, Lexus' Pre-Collision System is newly available for the front-drive RX 450h, and a 115-volt household power outlet is now available for backseat passengers.

Exterior Highlights

  • Spindle-style grille; mesh grille for F Sport edition
  • 18-inch alloy wheels; available 19-inch wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Fog lights
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power liftgate
  • Available high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available power moonroof
  • Available power-folding side mirrors
  • Blue logo accents, hybrid badges (RX 450h)

Interior Highlights

  • Fabric upholstery; leather available
  • Real wood trim
  • Sliding, reclining split-bench rear seat
  • Automatic dual-zone air conditioning
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Six-CD stereo with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available head-up display
  • Available Mark Levinson premium stereo
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available navigation system with backup camera
  • Available dual-screen rear entertainment system
  • Perforated black leather upholstery, white contrast stitching, black headliner and aluminum pedals (F Sport)

Under the Hood

  • RX 350 is powered by a 270-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • RX 450h hybrid has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and an electic drive system that makes 295 hp total
  • Six-speed automatic transmission (RX 350)
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission (RX 450h)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission and performance-oriented dampers (F Sport)
  • Front- or all-wheel drive; all-wheel-drive RX 450h gains another electric motor to drive the rear wheels

Safety Features

  • 10 airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Emergency communication system with one-year trial subscription
  • Available Pre-Collision System with adaptive cruise control
  • Available blind spot warning system