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Lexus RX 330 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Lexus RX 330

  • A luxurious SUV that effectively combines sport, utility, comfort and technology in a stylish package with a strong reputation for reliability.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Well-appointed interior, rides more like a sedan than an SUV, loaded with high-tech features, solid reputation for reliability, excellent dealer service.

  • Cons

    Less powerful than some of its competitors, soft ride makes for merely adequate handling in corners, no third-row seat option.

  • What's New for 2005

    The power rear hatch is now standard on all models, as is wood and leather trim for the shift knob and steering wheel. The power passenger seat is upgraded from four-way to eight-way while the optional navigation system gets Bluetooth capability and voice actuated control. Last year's standard six-disc CD changer moves to the options list, making way for a standard single-CD setup.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



It's a lexus lemon

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus RX 330 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Nothing but issues with the Transmission slip,jerks,jumps. My biggest complaint is that my Lexus RX 330 doesn't no what gear to use. Now it started to make that whinning noise. My lexus only has 74000 miles and it's done. I am more that unhappy with Lexus so much money for a LEMON. Yes it's been pampered all of its life and still give me problems. LEXUS NEVER AGAIN.




Total dog

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus RX 330 AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

This car has been a dog since the day I got it 8 years ago. From the beginning, the car refused to accelerate. "Give it time to learn your driving habits," the dealership told me. Right. It has made an awful, grating, metallic noise every 10 starts or so right from the beginning. Dealership has been unable to diagnose why. Finally, a brake sensor has broken 3 times at a cost to replace of $300 each time. This on a car with 40K miles. I make it my mission to make sure no one I know ever buys a Lexus. What a disgrace.




Love, love, love my rx330

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus RX 330 AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

I really do love this vehicle. I wasn't even in the market for a Lexus. I have owned 3 Toyota 4-Runners in the past and was looking for another 4-Runner when I found my Lexus gem. I was looking in the $15K price range and wanted leather interior and 4 wheel drive. I was not able to find a 4-Runner that met these needs in my price range. I haphazardly saw the Lexus RX330 at a dealer lot, test drove it and fell in love. It didn't hurt that it only had 65k miles and was $15K with more bells and whistles than what I was originally looking for. I wont buy anything else. I also had a great dealership to work with which helped immensely.




Awesome and reliable

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus RX 330 AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

I have owned this SUV for 5 years and no real problems. It has over 110,000 miles but keeps running.



3 of 18 people found this review helpful

Happy ride

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus RX 330 Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Very good handling and stopping. Enough guts to get out of the way. Not a sports car, but that isn't the intent.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Always lexus suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Lexus RX 330 AWD 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)

Last 10 years driving lexus, never a complaint, my first es-300 than rx300 now rx 330. If lexus would make a 6 seater it would be the best, i always loved that car.



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Full 2005 Lexus RX 330 Review

What's New for 2005

The power rear hatch is now standard on all models, as is wood and leather trim for the shift knob and steering wheel. The power passenger seat is upgraded from four-way to eight-way while the optional navigation system gets Bluetooth capability and voice actuated control. Last year's standard six-disc CD changer moves to the options list, making way for a standard single-CD setup.

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Talk About The 2005 RX 330

2005 Lexus RX 330 Discussions See all Started By

tt330
tt330
05-23-2014

mschmid
mschmid
06-28-2014
Just purchased a 2005 RX330 FWD and notice it running 3000 rpm in D4. Not sure it's shifting into Overdrive....


lookielou
lookielou
06-17-2006
I'd like to buy a used RX 330, preferably a 2005 with all of the toys (NAV, DVD, heated seats, Mark Levenson sound, etc.)....



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