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Lexus RX 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2002 Lexus RX 300

  • Looks like an SUV (sort of). Drives like a car. That's why this is Lexus' best-selling vehicle.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Well-appointed interior, perfect road manners, excellent crash-test results, optional four-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Allergic to major off-highway work, cumbersome LCD screen in center of dash, feels more like a minivan than an SUV.

  • What's New for 2002

    Other than the Nakamichi audio system value package no longer being available, there are no changes for the RX 300 this year.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (25 total reviews)


Great buy no regrets

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus RX 300 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought our rx300 new in 2002 and loved it ever since. Absolutely no problems after 130k miles. Love to drive it, comfortable ride and extremely comfortable seats even after long trips. A definite Lexus/Toyota owner for life. Great job Lexus!!!




Best used car i ever

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus RX 300 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Purchased my RX with 84K miles and a 100K warranty. Car was in spectacular condition and according to service records had been meticulously maintained. Dealership found a leaky rear axle seal under warranty, but had no other issues. The 90K maintenance was a bit pricey (timing belt, flushes, et. al.) but reasonable. A fuel modulator had to be replaced right after warranty expired for @ $700 parts & labor. Have not encountered the engine failures that others have reported. Fit, finish & features still solid at 115K and dealership has been just wonderful. Bought an '07 ES 350 two months ago and the trusty '02 RX has become our fun, weekender. This vehicle sold me on future Lexuses from now on!




Couldn't be happier

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus RX 300 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased my RX300 as a certified pre-owned vehicle with 36000 miles on it from a Lexus dealer. Finally, after 245,000 miles, it had it's FIRST breakdown. The transmission went out. So, instead of putting a lot of money into a vehicle with almost a quarter of a million miles on it, I purchased another 2002 RX300 exactly like the one I had except for the exterior color and it had about 190,000 fewer miles. Couldn't see buying anything else because you can't get the reliability and service you get from Lexus. I can't recommend this vehicle highly enough!




2nd owner, coach pkg, ....nice

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus RX 300 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Purchased with 37k miles in June 2006. Nice, well built SUV with good room for 2 or 3, tight with 4 when traveling. Solid drive, wanders a bit on the highway at speeds. Very good cruiser at 75-80 mph. City gas mileage is 17-19 and highway at 75 is 21ish... should be better. Coach leather edition is a nice bonus! Lexus does a great job with fit, finish and wood trim.




Absolutely great car

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus RX 300 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This car has not given me one single problem. I do have it maintained according to schedule and it has been the best vehicle I have ever owned.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Best car

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Vehicle: 2002 Lexus RX 300 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car with 42K miles on it and have had it a year and a half. I also traded a Lexus ES 300 in on it b/c I wanted a SUV. Lexus is by far the best car on the road. I'll never drive anything else.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2002 Lexus RX 300 Review

What's New for 2002

Other than the Nakamichi audio system value package no longer being available, there are no changes for the RX 300 this year.

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