Despite hordes of imitators, the Lexus RX crossover lineup has continued to win the loyalty of its buyers by delivering a driving experience that accentuates comfort, tranquility, and luxury, topped off with good reliability. The RX has long been Lexus' top-seller, and the current model faithfully carries the torch, even with its slightly menacing grill and exterior styling.
    Lexus RX Road Test

    Despite hordes of imitators, the Lexus RX crossover lineup has continued to win the loyalty of its buyers by delivering a driving experience that accentuates comfort, tranquility, and luxury, topped off with good reliability. The RX has long been Lexus' top-seller, and the current model faithfully carries the torch, even with its slightly menacing grill and exterior styling.

    The 3.5-liter V6 in the RX 350, coupled with an eight-speed automatic, has the smooth and ample power delivery that you expect in a premium SUV. The hybrid version offers added boost and better fuel economy, as it combines the one-two punch of the gas engine and electric drive.

    The RX 450h's hybrid transmission seamlessly puts power to the pavement, allowing this SUV to dash from 0 to 60 mph in a quick 7.5 seconds, while delivering 29 mpg overall-truly impressive in a class for which the V6's 22 mpg is considered a benchmark.

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    We're most impressed by the RX 450h hybrid, thanks to its amazing 29 mpg overall. We'd skip the F Sport simply because it runs counter to the car's mission. The handling improvements are slight and despite all of the F Sport's overt cosmetic "sportiness," this version just isn't much more...
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