Looked at Acura MDX, Mercedes, and The
RX. Wife liked the styling of the RX
so we bought it.
LIKES: The size and related styling is
great for our needs. The ride is most
comfortable and accommodates five
adults easily. The quality of
construction is excellent with few
imperfections. Did not need the
navigation system but ordered it
anyway; absolutely love it! Will buy a
Lexus product again even though we have
owned Acuras in the past.
DISLIKES: The roof rack "knobs" are
most cumbersome (look at Jeeps set-up).
The turning radius is too limited
particularly for a SUV as short as this
We got this 2WD SUV with $35,500 OTD.
I love the V6 engine and transmission,
which is the same as my other car and
van (Camry and Sienna). The interior
is super. The reason we bought it
because of our 10th anniversary. It
worths to keep for another decade!
1. Audio control in steering wheel
(even my 2002 Sienna CE has that!)
2. Smaller turning radius
This car/SUV has excellent handling,
great road stability in avoidance
manoeuver (avoided a major crash at
around 65 mph - thanks to the ABS).
Nice pick up for a six, decent gas
mileage. Interior well designed & all
controls are well located. Could use
a little more headroom (6'4"), &
would like a telescopic steering wheel.
A little wind noise at high speed.
Excellent cabin noise reduction, where
one can have speaker phone conversation
without background noise. Great audio
set up. Center console has four drink-
holders, and enough storage to keep
Overall a very satisfying driving
experience all around, whether on long
or short haul.
Heated seats. In glove box CD changer.
Homelink - built-in garage door opener.
The ride on the Lexus RX300 is
unsurpassed in this class. I've seen
reviews where the ride is compared to a
minivan and listed as a "con". This is
ridiculous. I don't live in the
mountains. I don't need a truck that
rides like a semi. This vehicle is a
car with everything an SUV delivers.
And you never have to worry if it will
start or breakdown. Which is
definitely a worry with Acura,
Mercedes, BMW & any american "truck".
The ride is better than most top-of-the-
line luxury cars. You don't need a
step ladder to get in. Small enough
that you can park it anywhere and it
doesn't intimidate new-SUV owners who
The foot-well on the drivers side needs
a few more inches for comfort (and this
is the worst item I could think of)
This truck is excellent! Two things
the are outstanding are the base stereo
and the brakes. The stereo is crisp,
clear, rich, and loud. It is the best
sound system I have ever heard. The
braking system is superb. Braking is
smooth and effortless and is not touchy
or grabby at all.
Brakes, Stereo, Quiet Ride, Build
Quality, Customer Service