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Lexus RX

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Base MSRP price range:
$40,970 - $49,020
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Ratings Category: Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Lexus RX Overview

The RX is a refined, quiet, and plush SUV. It rides comfortably and has a very well-finished interior. But handling is lackluster. Emergency handling is ultimately secure. The 3.5-liter V6 provides strong acceleration and a commendable 21-mpg overall. For even better mileage you can opt for the RX 450 hybrid, which not only returned 26-mpg overall in our tests but also proved to be quite quick. The optional navigation system includes a mouselike controller atop the console. It maneuvers through simple menus and gives tactile feedback, but ordinary tasks require too much attention from the driver. The rear seat is roomy, but the styling impairs rear visibility and cargo volume. Expect a redesigned RX this summer.

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