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Lexus RX 330 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Lexus RX 330

  • Offering all the refinement of its predecessor, the RX 330 improves upon an already well-rounded luxury SUV with added style, interior space, features and agility.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Well-appointed interior, smooth ride, loaded with high-tech features.

  • Cons

    Can get expensive with options, less powerful than some of its competitors.

  • What's New for 2004

    The RX 330 is a fully redesigned replacement for the top-selling RX 300.

Full 2004 Lexus RX 330 Review

What's New for 2004

The RX 330 is a fully redesigned replacement for the top-selling RX 300.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Just bought 1 yesterday

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr AWD SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

I just bought the Lexus RX330 2004 yesterday, so far no complaints. Whom ever was the previous owner took immense care to keep it nice. The whole vehicle still looks & runs like new. It being a 2004 it only has 89k + miles on it, and it's just been very nice. Now with that in mind of course, I have read reviews, and such people saying that when it gets around the 90k mark things start going wrong with it, so I have a full 2 year coverage for just about anything that goes wrong with it. But for right now it's been a great 2 days so far. I'm on the hunt now to see about getting the onboard GPS updated on it, we'll see what happens.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

Phsyco transmission

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr Fwd SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

This is the weirdest transmission I've ever encountered..it jerks and or jumps when shifting into second gear..upshift. when coming down steep hills..very unpredictable...but I love everything else about the car...worried about trans..

Dont buy lexus

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr AWD SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

I owned 2004 rx330 for 2 years now pies of crap! I had a BMW that I trade for Lexus and that was the biggest mistake in my life transmission is crap! Stereo system broke doesn't read cd's getting error 3 and 4 when then something is knocking inside the dashboard pretty loud, behind the stereo you take your Lexus to the dealer services and tell them what's wrong they don't want to do anything just tells you that thats the way its should be but it's really not! Never get Lexus again

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

One of the best cars

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr AWD SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

This is a great SUV it has well thought out features, quiet, great powertrain and roomy inside. I wish it had XM or Sirius radio but i have to live with AM? FM CD.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr AWD SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

If you're looking for a small luxury SUV, I high recommend the RX 330. The AWD allows maximum traction during all sorts of weather. The interior is beautiful, the polished wood steering wheel feels amazing to control. The sound system is hot, the style is hot. If you're also looking at the Acura MDX, let me tell you what the differences are: MDX has more power, more towing capacity and more storage space. It isn't as luxurious, refined or reliable as the RX 330. So it depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a hot SUV, take the RX 330. If you're looking for something to camp with or tow with, pick the Acura MDX.

A great suv

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Vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330 4dr Fwd SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

We've owned this one since new. With 70,000 miles reliability has been excellent. We keep the car away from the dealers to insure only the maintenance requirements specified in the owners manual are performed. After the initial two free services by the Lexus dealer, the car has never needed to go back. I would say the interior quality of the prior Lexus RX300 is a little better. Performance is best using premium fuel with little to no acceleration hesitation as you get with regular fuel. The original stock tires (Goodyear) were poor for this level of car. Ride and driving are fine. Pressure gradiant when one window open that you feel with the ears. We managed 28 mpg on highway.

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The 2004 Lexus RX 330 Luxury SUV, due out in 2003 boasts a larger engine and body (thrid-row + more cargo space) than the RX 300....

i recently became a proud owner of Lexus rx 330 (2004). I've been searching for this car for a while within my budget. I would love to install an in dash navigation in this car..is that possible? does...

2005 LEXUS RX 330 - Transmission "LAG"... I bought mine new, and within 30k started noticing a hesitation in acceleration between 1st and 2nd gear? Dealership could never "find" t...

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Gas Mileage


  • 17
  • cty
  • 24
  • highway
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