6-speed electronically controlled automatic (ECT) with snow mode
Safety equipment (standard):
advanced airbag system for driver and front passenger; front-seat mounted side airbags; roll-sensing front and rear side-curtain air bags; driver and front passenger knee airbags and side airbags; active headrests for front seats; force-limiting seatbelt pre-tensioners for driver and front passenger seats; three-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners for all rear seating positions (3); direct-type tire pressure monitoring system; four-sensor, four-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist; enhanced VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
Safety equipment (optional):
Pre-collision System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
5 years/50,000 miles
Kyushu, Japan and Ontario, Canada
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Lexus RX 350 AWD ($38,200)
Ivory or Black fabric-trimmed seats, 10 way power drivers and passenger seat; automatic dual-zone climate control; dust and pollen particle interior air filter; walnut wood trim; chrome trim; carpeted floor mats; steering wheel audio controls; rear air conditioning vents; illuminated LED glove box, center console box and front cupholders; incandescent dome light with white LED spot lights; incandescent foot lights; two 12-volt power outlets; programmable HomeLink garage door opener; manual front seat belt anchor height adjusters; power tilt and telescopic steering column; power windows, door locks; dual sliding sun visors electric fuel door release; pull-out front door storage pockets; tool kit and first aid kit; SmartAccess key system; variable intermittent windshield wipers; rear intermittent wipers; auto on/off headlamps; integrated front fog lamps; heated outside mirrors; five manually adjustable headrests; rear center arm rest with cupholders and storage box; split tonneau cover for rear cargo area; rear seat one-touch fold levers
Options as tested (MSRP):
Luxury Package ($4800); Mark Levinson Audio ($1610); Navigation System ($2400) Sports Package ($1300); Towing Prep Package ($238)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
full-time all-wheel drive
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
275 @ 6200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
257 @ 4700
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
80.3 cu. ft.
independent, MacPherson strut, coil springs
independent, double wishbone, coil springs
disc/disc w ABS, brake assist, electronic stability control
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of February 07, 2009.
Prices do not include manufacturer’s destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources:
800-255-3987 – www.lexus.com