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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



4 months and it's gone

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

I traded my GMC Yukon for my RX330 to be very disappointed. I was very excited to hop on the "Lexus Reliability" boat and got a 2004 with only 60k miles on it. Within the first week of owning it the check engine light came on, shortly followed by the passenger air bag going out, needing all new power steering fluid (which had to go back to the dealer twice to actually get done correctly) and my transmission fluid was a mess. All of that I could forgive, its a used car, things happen. But the thing that I couldn't forgive... There was a hole in the frame of the car somewhere that leaked when it rained. It filled the floorboards up with water and soaked through the foam, and the carpets.



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..




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.




Excellent!!

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

Extremely comfortable! Get 17-19 in town. 27-28 on highway. AMAZING marriage of mileage, performance, comfort, luxury, reliability, and ergonomics. All considered, very well worth the extra dollar or two, but don't confuse cost and value. This is an excellent, efficient, versatile, ultra-reliable vehicle!



1 of 3 people found this review helpful

My lexus

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

My wife and I purchased this vehicle for her, and since I must drive it periodically I feel free to comment on it. I am somewhat disappointed with the performance and handling aspects of this vehicle, it handles almost as badly as my Isuzu and no where near as well as my Benz. The transmission and the parts cost are my single major complaints, as well as the service intervals, which for a vehicle of this so called caliber should be less frequent. The transmission really feels like an old Yugo with a stick, too much jerky and choppy. I would not purchase another Lexus until they could assure me that this and the maintenance intervals are more rational.




Great ride!!

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

I have had this vehicle for 3 years with no problems! The rear camera works great and the ride is very nice. My only complaint would be its slight stall when accelerating other then that the best car I have ever owned.



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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.

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Talk About The 2004 RX 330

2004 Lexus RX 330 Discussions See all Started By

Sylvia
Sylvia
07-19-2002
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....


amerikhann
amerikhann
03-15-2010
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...


mckme
mckme
04-11-2014
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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