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Lexus RX 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 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 2003

    Nothing has changed for the RX 300 during its move from 2002 to 2003. Prospective buyers should note that it will get a complete redesign…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (65 total reviews)


My gold baby

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Vehicle: 2003 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I enjoy my RX300 LEXus SUV the ride is comfortable and easy the maintance is affordable and the service professionals at my lexus dealer are knowledge and helpful. I will be buying a another LEXUS vehicle soon



19 of 27 people found this review helpful

Many issues for luxury car

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Vehicle: 2003 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

96K miles and trans is shot. power door locks do not work, power window works sporadically, had numerous check engine light issues, replaced sensors many times, dash light went out, steering wheel squeaks, these "luxury" cars will nickel and dime you to death, Never had so many problems with a non-luxury car.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Still going strong at 130k

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Vehicle: 2003 Lexus RX 300 AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

My last Lexus, I sold with less than 100k somewhat in fear that it was getting old. I see it now and then and it appears to be moving along just fine. My 2002 RX just turned 130k and it running strong. It has the parking lot dings and a few scrapes on the bumper but aside from that, I plan on pushing it to it's limit. When it comes to Santa Fe snow, it's a champ and have told my wife, I would get another based on its ability to handle the snow pack and lack of street clean up. I've had other 4 wd and even my old Trooper can't compare. I would have to say it's been the best vehicle I've owned. I would highly recommend even buying a good used one. Look forward writing you when I hit 200K.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2003 Lexus RX 300 Review

What's New for 2003

Nothing has changed for the RX 300 during its move from 2002 to 2003. Prospective buyers should note that it will get a complete redesign for 2004.

Talk About The 2003 RX 300

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miamigrad
miamigrad
10-13-2008
Just had some work done on my 2003 RX300. air filter, new water pump, timing belft front end alingment, rear breaks, turn rotor, caliper service rear dffy fluid, cabin air filter. Now as I drive it ?...


casino2
casino2
10-18-2012
Yes, it has happened to me before, but on the driver's side. I also have a 2003 Lexus LS 430. It has happened to me on 2001 Lexus RX 300 and also on my cousin's 2003 GS 300....


casino2
casino2
06-14-2012
I agree with your theory. I planned on doing the same thing with my 2003 LS 430 certified preowned purchased. I've asked many mechanics about the longvity of a Lexus and the say up to 500,000 miles. I...