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2019 RX 350 Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $43,820
2019 RX 350 Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $45,220
2019 RX 450h Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,245
2019 RX 350L Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $48,020
2019 RX 350L Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,420
2019 RX 350 F Sport 4dr Front-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,470
2019 RX 350 F Sport 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $50,870
2019 RX 450hL Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $50,970
2019 RX 450h F Sport 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $51,605
2019 RX 350L Luxury 4dr Front-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $53,035
2019 RX 350L Luxury 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $54,435
2019 RX 450hL Luxury 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $54,905
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Overview

The 2019 Lexus RX continues to be the definitive Japanese compact luxury crossover, providing a benchmark for luxury, technology, and reliability that many other brands strive to exceed. While it may not be the sportiest luxury SUV or crossover around, even in the aggressive F Sport trim, it continues to sell well year after year for a good reason. Continuing from last year, the RX is offered in two different lengths with two different powertrain choices, including a V6 and a hybrid.

What's New for 2019

There are no substantial changes for 2019.

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Choosing Your Lexus RX

The Lexus RX presents the buyer with two major choices before you start to look at trim levels. The first is what powerplant you want, as RX 350 models are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. This is mated to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, and is offered in both front- or all-wheel drive (as a $1,400 option). The RX 350 has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 23 combined with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive models lose one mpg across the board.

The RX 450h has a hybrid system added to that 3.5-liter V6, which gives it an extra 13 hp for a total of 308. The hybrid comes with a continuously variable transmission and standard all-wheel drive. In addition to the extra power, the fuel economy is EPA-rated at 31/28/30 mpg (city/highway/combined), a substantial improvement over the standard RX 350.

Additionally, the RX is offered in both a standard length and a longer "L" version, which adds an extra 4.4 inches to the RX's length. It's enough to add a third row in the back and the ability to have captain's chairs for the middle row. This extra length adds an extra $4,200 to the price.

The RX 350 and RX 450h have largely the same packages and options available to them at their various trims, largely acting as a mirror to each other. The base trim of both the RX 350 and RX 450h have access to the Premium and Luxury Packages, which cost $1,100 and $4,235, respectively. L models also have access to these packages, but the pricing is slightly different at $810 for the Premium Package and $5,015 for the Luxury Package. The Premium Package adds some nice leather trim options, a memory power-adjustable driver's seat, and folding door mirrors, while the Luxury Package upgrades to semi-aniline leather, rear door sunshades, a wood and leather heated steering wheel, larger 20-inch wheels, and ventilated front seats. Keep in mind, if you select the Premium Package, you'll be forced to pay an extra $1,350 for a power moonroof or $1,850 for the panorama glass roof.

The other packages available to both the base and L models are the $2,145 Navigation Package, which includes a larger 12.3 inch infotainment system with navigation and the Lexus Enform App Suite, the $3,225 Navigation/Mark Levinson Premium Sound Package, which adds a premium audio system to the equipment from the Navigation Pack, and the $315 Cold Weather Package with a wiper deicer, fast response interior heater, and auto-leveling headlights. For those who want to tow with the RX, Lexus offers the $265 Towing Prep Package which includes some additional cooling features for the engine.

The F Sport trim is offered on both the RX 350 and RX 450h, and is only available with the standard wheelbase. On the RX, the F Sport trim is almost purely there for looks, as neither variant is anything close to sporty. The only performance upgrades given to this trim are an adjustable suspension and an additional Sport S Plus mode for the transmission. In order to fool you into thinking you're really driving fast, Lexus has included a speaker that plays a more angry engine sound into the cabin. The major draw of the F Sport is the unique design inside and out that gives it a more sporty feel. Additionally, it comes standard with everything offered in the Premium Package and it has access to the Navigation, Navigation/Mark Levinson Premium Sound, and Cold Weather Packages, but you miss out on being able to select the Luxury Package.

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RX 350

The RX 350 starts at $44,595 (all prices include the $1,025 destination charge) for the front-wheel-drive version with the standard wheelbase. The L trim adds an extra 4.4 inches in length for an additional $4,200 for a starting price of $48,795. All-wheel drive costs an additional $1,400. The RX 350 comes standard with the 3.5-liter V6, a choice of black or grey NuLuxe faux leather upholstery combined with a mixture of black and wood trim. The RX 350 also comes standard with a suite of safety features including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and the Lexus Enform emergency notification system.

Standalone options include heated and ventilated front seats ($640), a head-up display ($600), a couple of heated steering wheel options, power-folding heated rear seats with heated/ventilated front seats ($1,080), and a hands-free tailgate ($200).

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RX 350 F-Sport

The RX 350 F Sport starts at $51,595, as you're forced to add the $1,350 power moonroof and roof rails option. The RX 350 F Sport comes with all of the features in the Premium Package, along with three upholstery combinations that include black, grey, or red leather paired with aluminum trim. Additionally, the F Sport gets an adjustable suspension with sport modes that allow it to corner a little better, along with an additional Sport Plus setup that makes the throttle response and transmission settings better suited for quick driving. While you can't get the Luxury Package, the F Sport does have access to nearly every other option.

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RX 450h

The RX 450h starts at $49,480, because – like the F Sport – Lexus requires you to add the power moonroof, roof rails, and the Premium Package. The hybrid model comes standard with all-wheel drive and is available with the three-row L body style for a starting price of $51,745. It keeps the same packages and options as the standard wheelbase.

The RX 450h comes "standard" with the Premium Package, as previously mentioned, but buyers are given the option of upgrading to the Luxury Package for $4,235. Otherwise, options and packages remain the same as the standard RX 350.

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RX 450h F Sport

The RX 450h F Sport starts at $53,710 , which includes the moonroof and roof rails you're forced to get. Otherwise the RX 450h F Sport features the exact same upholstery, trim, and features as the conventionally-powered version, and has access to the same options and packages.

CarsDirect Tip

If you're looking for an SUV that's quick and sporty, don't be fooled by the aggressive demeanor of the F Sport. The F Sport trim is for people who want to feel like they're going fast but the power to do so makes them nervous. Instead, go for the Lexus 450h, which is the best selling hybrid that Lexus makes. It offers better power and better fuel economy than the 2019 Lexus RX 350 while also being luxurious around town.

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Expert Review

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3.4 (Good)

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Bold design. The 2019 Lexus RX features styling that grabs eyes and turns heads. It stands out at stop lights with edgy styling and sharp creases, especially when sitting next to some of its more boring competitors.

Up front, a heroically-sized spindle grille rests between a pair of narrow L-shape LED headlights that rest above a set of triangular-shaped fog light enclosures. Bold styling touches continue along the sides with deeply sculpted body panels, and floating canopy C-pillars set above sculpted and flared rear quarter panels.

The spindle theme is repeated in the outline of the license plate surround that rests between trapezoidal-shaped rear taillights. Below that, the lower valance features cutouts for a pair of oversized, chrome-trimmed exhaust outlets. A rear wiper that parks itself under the upper rear spoiler and out of the way of accumulating snow and ice is a particularly nice touch that should be appreciated by drivers living in colder states.

With the Lexus RX’s sharp styling comes a negative. Some buyers may prefer a toned-down look, and the RX’s design is far from that. This can leave them no other choice but to head to one of Lexus’ competitors.

Quiet, comfortable cabin. The cabin is equally stunning – a place of calm and order that keeps all the road noise outside where it belongs. Soft, supportive front seats offer a comfortable position, even after hours of freeway driving, with cooling, heat, 10-way adjustment, the perfect amount of side bolstering, and extendable thigh cushions on Luxury models.

The hand-stitched, two-tier dashboard is dominated by either a standard 8-inch or optional 12.3-inch TFT display that doesn't impede forward visibility. Cabin instrumentation is intuitive, while the various buttons and knobs are silky smooth to operate and within easy reach of the driver. Sightlines out the front and sides are good, thanks to relatively narrow A-pillars.

There's plenty of leg, hip, shoulder and head room for both front passengers as well as three full-sized adults in the second row. On models so equipped, the third row offers heat, air conditioning, cup holders, as well as a bench or captain’s chairs in the middle row for either seven- or six-passenger seating. Overall fit and finish is superb, with soft-touch surfaces found nearly everywhere.

On three-row models, cargo volume is 7.45 cubic feet behind the third row, 23.03 behind the second row, and 58.48 with both rows of seats folded. Two-row variants feature 18.4 cubic feet behind the second row and 56.3 with those seats folded.

But like many vehicles this size, the RX 350L's third row is little more than a jump seat, and cargo space behind the third row is miniscule. In addition, the rear three-quarters view is hindered by a thick C-pillar, the view out back is hampered by a smallish rear window, and the various and sundry options and packages can add up quickly.

Finally, the haptic-feedback infotainment joystick is irritating and often too distracting to use when driving, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay aren't even offered, and we should also stress the RX 350L’s third row and its jump-seat-like 23.5 inches of leg room. Who does Lexus expect will fit back there?

Feature-rich standard equipment list with standard safety tech. The 2019 Lexus RX doesn’t have trim levels as much as it has sub-models. These sub-models include the RX 350, RX, 350L, RX 350 F Sport, RX 450h, RX 450hL, and RX 450h F Sport.

The differences between these models include the powertrains and the seating arrangements. The RX 350 is the V6, conventional eight-speed automatic model, while the 450h is the V6, continously variable transmission hybrid model. Add the “L” to either one stretches the cabin for a third row and the choice of two seating configurations.

As you might expect, the long list of standard features includes the usual power bits (windows, locks, mirrors, front seats), plus a scratch-resistant, self-restoring top paint coat, Bi-LED headlights, LED taillights and LED exterior accent lighting, power-folding auto dimming heated outside mirrors, acoustic windshield glass, and alloy wheels.

Inside, the RX has a power tilt and telescoping steering column, an 8-inch infotainment screen with joystick remote, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, three-zone automatic climate control, Lux seats, a nine-speaker audio system, HD radio, Lexus Enform connectivity, satellite radio, and smart watch and Alexa Skill integration.

But all is not perfect. The various options and packages can add up quickly, the haptic-feedback infotainment joystick is irritating and often too distracting to be used when driving, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay aren't even offered.

On the safety front, all Lexus RX models come with a host of driver-assist safety features that include forward collision warning with low-light pedestrian detection and daytime bicyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, automatic headlights with high-beam assist, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and rain-sensing wipers.

Optional features include blind-spot monitoring with automatic rear cross-traffic braking, intuitive park assist, an overhead camera, triple-beam LED auto-leveling headlights with washers, and LED cornering fog lights.


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Strong V6, thrifty hybrid. The Lexus RX 350’s 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers strong performance in a straight line, and its optional all-wheel drive makes up for its extra heft with additional grip on takeoff. On top of this slick acceleration, the eight-speed automatic transmission delivers smooth shifts, while the comfort-tuned suspension keeps rough roads at bay.

For its part, the RX 450h’s rear electric motors give it standard all-wheel drive, plus they push fuel economy to an impressive 31 miles per gallon city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 combined, according to the EPA.

On the other hand, while many luxury vehicles’ hybrid systems boost performance and fuel economy, the Lexus RX 450h is less powerful at 259 hp and 247 pound-feet of torque. If you’re considering the F Sport as a way to punch things up, you'll be setting yourself up for a disappointment.

Final thoughts. The 2019 Lexus RX is a refreshing style wrench tossed into the otherwise boring luxury crossover segment, but it’s not without flaws like a smallish third row in “L” models, and lack of oomph from the hybrid powertrain.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 295 HP / 267 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 295 HP / 267 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$73
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
56.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
121 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.5 "
Exterior Width
74.6 "
Exterior Height
67.7 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
44.1 "
Rear Legroom
38.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,222 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
22.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Colored W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
9 / 15 Mark Levinson
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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