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2018 Lexus RX 350: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - July 31, 2017

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Official pricing added July 31, 2017.

Model Preview

The Lexus RX 350 is expected to be a carryover for the 2018 model year. Although Lexus will be switching up model names later this year with the transition of the smaller NX from the NX 200t to the NX 300, but there's no evidence yet that something similar is in store for the RX.

The RX 350 received a number of updates last year to deepen its appeal. The popular F Sport variant received a front-wheel drive option (previously, it was only offered in top-spec all-wheel drive form). All RX models also received Lexus Safety System + as standard equipment. The change added a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, auto high beams, adaptive cruise control and more for no additional charge.

Under its hood, the RX is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 295 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard. There are no signs yet that Lexus plans to make any changes to the vehicle's current powertrain. As before, we expect the hybrid RX 450h to also continue unchanged.

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Lexus RX 350

Pricing & Release Date

Lexus has not yet announced a release date for the 2018 RX 350. That said, the model tends to go on sale in the fall, so we anticipate dealers will begin taking orders very soon.

Official pricing will start at $44,215 including destination, an increase of $120 over the previous year. All-wheel drive adds $1,400 for an MSRP of $45,615.

Option and package pricing is not yet available, but we expect no major changes from the current RX. For example, the Premium Package gets you features like a leather interior and roof rails, but adds $2,910 since it requires you to also select a moonroof and other options.

In terms of deals, the RX sees a large amount of fluctuation month to month like most Lexus models. Some months favor financing, some leasing. In addition, Lexus has taken the unusual step of offering cashback incentives to help attract shoppers.

The automaker's annual December to Remember Sales Event continues to be an excellent time to buy with some of the best deals of the year. Major holidays sometimes yield extra incentives like complimentary first payment offers.

Key competitors include the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Audi Q7 and Acura MDX.

Learn about the current RX 350 on sale now »

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