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 has a well-finished interior and rides comfortably. But handling is lackluster, though secure at its limits. The 3.5-liter V6 provides strong acceleration and a commendable 21-mpg overall. For even better mileage consider the RX 450 hybrid, which returned 26 mpg overall in our tests and proved to be quite quick. The infotainment system's mouselike controller 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 redesign with more interior room and a quieter ride to arrive this fall.

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