It seems I was just in a Lexus a few weeks ago and here comes another one rolling up my driveway. You may recognize the headline at the top of this post as my review of the recent GS-350 used “mid-size luxury.” The 2018 RX350 is also a luxury midsize vehicle but is classified as an SUV. So let’s took at the bigger, badder RX350 F-Sport:
This crossover seats five people and features leather upholstery and 10-way adjustable front seats. The seats are extra -supportive sports seats that may be a bit tight for larger drivers. Passengers in the second row will find plenty of leg- and headroom, which you can increase with the sliding and reclining back seat.
It doesn’t have as much cargo space as some other SUVs offer but the 18.4 cubic feet with the back seats will easily handle a big trip to the grocery store. Fold down those back seats and the RX350 open ups to 56.3 cubes which can hold at least a few golf bags.
Nearly all the modern conveniences you would expect from a luxury vehicle are in the RX. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity key entry, push-button start, two USB ports, voice recognition, Bluetooth, HD Radio, and satellite radio. The F-Sport features a 12.3-inch screen, and navigation. This interface is controlled by a small joystick. I found it to be a bit tricky to navigate the screen with it, especially when driving.
A panoramic glass moonroof allows for a lot of natural light and the 12-speaker stereo system cranks out amazing sound.
It comes standard with a 3.5-liter, V6 engine which makes 295 horsepower. The eight-speed automatic transmission allows for smooth shifting and acceleration. It has an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Like all Lexus vehicles the RX350 F-Sport is a very nice luxury midsize SUV with a decent price for the class – it starts around $48,000. Take a tour with me in the video below.