The Lexus RX is a relaxed cruiser and has proven to deliver a near-headache-free ownership experience. It also offers a quiet and plush cabin, with a proven track record of terrific customer service.
The standard V6 powertrain offers punchy performance with ample power and an effortless delivery, further adding to the relaxed and luxurious demeanor. The smooth transmission is unobtrusive as well. The RX 350 yielded an overall fuel economy of 21 mpg -- not too bad considering its size and performance. There is also a hybrid version which gets 26 mpg overall. The hybrid comes with a good performing CVT (continuously variable transmission). It can also propel itself on electric power alone at low speeds.
A comfortable ride has always been an RX strong suit. Either version absorbs bumps well and is a very suitable companion on a cross-country drive. The cabin is nicely hushed, adding to the plush atmosphere. Fit and finish are impressive, with nicely stitched leather, soft surfaces inside and a nicely trimmed cargo area.