The RX300 is among our top-rated SUVs. It is comfortable and quiet. Handling is secure though not agile and is now aided by standard stability control. The interior is modest-sized but well finished and it provides a little more cargo capacity than some similar wagons. Load capacity, however, is modest. Fuel economy is very good for its class.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Handles like a sports car. Very smooth ride and handles very well."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"The turning radius is not enough to get into a parking spot unless you remember to plan ahead. Too small a radius!"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"We have had this car for so many years and it has always been very reliable. We have put on many miles, over 200000, and still runs good."

Anonymous, FL (2000 Lexus RX)

"Runs and drives like new after 16 years. Paint still shines."

George M., SC (2000 Lexus RX)

"find for the year purchased."

Constance K., MD (2000 Lexus RX)

"Like a truck. Drivability is OK, but turning radius is absurd. Acceleration and braking are very good."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Lexus RX)

"Overall nice driving feel; handles poorly maintained roads well. Under hard driving, do feel some torque steer in corners."

Anonymous, VA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Responsive, smooth acceleration. Holds the road well. Absorbs bumps well."

Gary C., CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"It has been incredibly reliable. Even with 267000 miles, I drive it often. It performs well."

Suzanne D., VA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Very good handling and acceleration with the 6 cylinder engine"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Excellent acceleration, very smooth transmission"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Lexus RX)

"handle very well."

Ed N., CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Drives like a truck with a wide turning radius (hard to make a U-turn in a 40' curbed roadway. But you get used to it."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Lexus RX)

"The acceleration is still very responsive and the car holds the road well and minimizes the bumps and Road imperfections."

Gary C., CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"This car has been faithful for 200,000 plus miles and almost 19 years. We did have to get fuel more often than we liked because of the small tank, The turning radius certainly needed addressing. The towing capacity was excellent since we got the heavier towing package with a heavier transmission. the car has been passed on to my daughter."

Terry B., MD (2000 Lexus RX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"For it's age, I was surprised at the comfort and quietness of it's ride. It was like a new car. Enough power with all the creature comforts of it'era."

Kenneth H., IL (2000 Lexus RX)

"My Lexus has the most comfortable seats and the quietest ride of any car I have ever owned. I have nothing to complain about with this car. If I could have afforded it, I would have bought another Lexus instead of the Camry."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"This car is old, but it still has a comfortable, smooth and quiet ride."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Lexus RX)

"comfortable, it's quiet, and a smooth ride."

Georgina B., CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Nice seats, ample adjustments for two drivers. Back seat passengers are comfortable."

Anonymous, VA (2000 Lexus RX)

"It has wonderful visibility. I can see out without any part of the car obstructing my view...important safety issue! It is also very comfortable."

Suzanne D., VA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Very comfortable ride and great handling."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Excellent Ride"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Lexus RX)

"Great comfort on road trips"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Lexus RX)

"I can drive all day without fidgeting or feeling uncomfortable. The seating position is good. Vision is good. The ride is better than many SUVs. This is actually a crossover. One of the earliest."

Anonymous, BC (2000 Lexus RX)

"For an 18 year old car the quality and comfort of the seats are still outstanding. The vehicle is extremely quiet too."

Gary C., CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"Great for long trip, seats are very comfortable. Interior noise is very low"

Mark K., CA (2000 Lexus RX)

"The 2000 RX has comfortable seats and my preferred more upright driving position. Vehicle is used for 1000 mi + road trips and around town commutes. Low road noise intrusion and comfortable ride in all conditions."

James T., CO (2000 Lexus RX)

"I think my 19-year-old Lexus is great; it is very quiet and rides quite nicely."

D L., AZ (2000 Lexus RX)

"very comfortable, easy to drive, solid-feeling"

Anonymous, KY (2000 Lexus RX)

"It drives like a truck, but you get used to it. Overall it has provided reliable utility transport about town, but it is no way near the value of the 1999 Toyota Avalon that was exchanged for it in a hail damage settlement. Newer models have fixed most of the issues we have with this one. The climate control system has been a $-sink."

Anonymous, TX (2000 Lexus RX)

"Great seat comfort, great noise control and excellent ride. We should have spent the extra money to get a Lexus rather than the Toyota.. in either case we take both cars to the Toyota dealer for maintenance,"

Georgina B., CA (2000 Lexus RX)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"It is highly reliable and still running after 17 years."

Anonymous, VA (2000 Lexus RX)

"I definitely got my money's worth with this car. Bought it when my daughter was one. She has driven it since she got her license. Now she is heading to college and it may be time to put the car out to pasture."

Anonymous, NC (2000 Lexus RX)

"the dependability of this SUV did not disappoint , I owned a number of American made vehicles prior to 2000 and I understand they have improved, however at the time I made a decision to go with Consumer Reports and the friends with Toyota's my decision to buy a Lexus was good."

Constance K., MD (2000 Lexus RX)
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