2002 Lexus RX 300 Consumer Review: rebadged Highlander

2002 Lexus RX 300 - Consumer Review

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rebadged Highlander
By Pete on


2002 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


I've been driving it for about a year and the whole experience is boring to say the least. There's little road information in the sluggish steering feel and road tracking isn't always linear and true. Braking is lousy and made artificially light. what really irks me is a wide turning circle that hinders parking and no such things as back up sensors offered. While cornering, you really feel its weight. I really feel this car is for a much older crowd. This car offers a silenced cabin and wallowy ride, yet unable to smooth out road bumps. Overall, disappointing car considering its hefty price and bad fuel mileage.

Best Features

Silenced ride, clarity of audio system, high seating, illuminated instrument cluster, functional and roomy interior

Worst Features

Better fuel milage, better turning circle, more precise steering with better on-center feel, better cornering, better brakes, a more damped suspension with better anti- roll bars, better visibility through the rear window
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