2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV
- Impeccable cabin finished with top-quality materials and construction
- Ride quality makes almost any road feel smooth
- Advanced safety features come standard
- Wide cargo bay makes it easy to load luggage and groceries
- Optional tech interface is clever but distracting to use while driving
- Acceleration is merely average
- Less overall cargo capacity than competitors and no third-row seat
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Which RX 350 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4.5 / 5
Comfort, quality and a carlike driving experience are key strengths of the 2017 Lexus RX 350. Although it falls short of its competitors in some ways, it's impeccably crafted and boldly styled. The RX is a smart pick if you're looking for a well-rounded luxury crossover.
Trim levels & features
The five-passenger 2017 Lexus RX 350 crossover is available in base and F Sport versions.
The base model comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (295 horsepower, 268 pound-feet of torque), an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. (All-wheel drive is optional.) It's equipped with 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights and high beams, LED foglights and running lights, rear privacy glass, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated-leather upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel and a 40/20/40-split rear seat.
Also standard is a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, Safety Connect emergency communications, a suite of drive safety aids (the Safety System+ package, including lane departure warning and intervention and forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic emergency braking), Bluetooth, an 8-inch display screen, a smartphone-integrated navigation system and a nine-speaker sound system.
The F Sport includes sportier exterior styling, 20-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, enhanced engine sound, transmission paddle shifters, unique gauges, heated and ventilated sport seats, leather upholstery and unique interior trim. The F Sport is also available with all-wheel drive.
Options are grouped into packages or are stand-alone items, and availability can depend on the trim level and region in which you live. The Premium package adds roof rails, auto-dimming side mirrors, automatic wipers, driver-seat memory functions, leather upholstery, wood trim and a rear armrest storage compartment. The Navigation package adds a navigation system, the Remote Touch tech interface, a larger 12.3-inch display (optional), voice controls, the Lexus Enform App Suite and a 12-speaker sound system.
The Luxury package includes the Premium package items and adds 20-inch wheels with choice of color inserts, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, rear door sunshades, upgraded leather upholstery, four-way lumbar adjustment for the front seats, heated rear seats, and power-folding/reclining rear seatbacks. A rear-seat entertainment system can be added to the Luxury package and includes two 11.6-inch adjustable screens, a DVD player, an HDMI port and a 120-volt household-style power outlet.
Other options include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a panoramic-view backup camera, either a regular or a panoramic sunroof, a towing package (with an upgraded cooling system), front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free power liftgate, upgraded LED headlights (with 18 individual LED accent lights), a color head-up display, a heated steering wheel and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.
Noise & vibration5.0
Ease of use4.0
Getting in/getting out4.5
Audio & navigation
Most helpful consumer reviews
2017 Lexus RX 350 video
BRYN MACKINNON: Bryn MacKinnon, and this is an Edmunds' expert rundown of the 2017 Lexus RX 350. For years, the RX350 has been a go-to in the luxury SUV segment, and it's pretty easy to see why. Basically, the RX 350 puts a bunch of luxury equipment in a really well-rounded SUV. It has a quiet, smooth highway ride and excellent seats. Add some pretty bold styling to that equation, and you've got a good combo. Not everything is perfect though. The RX 350 isn't exactly slow, but it's a bit behind the competition when it comes to sheer acceleration. It's also a bit less sporting than the styling or the F sport badges suggest. Suspiciously missing from the RX is a third row seat. That's an item you will find in several rivals. Passengers in the second row will have plenty of space to stretch out, but you'll need to look elsewhere for a six or seven passenger option. Up front, the Lexus is roomy, with great visibility, lots of available tech, and all sorts of optional safety equipment. There's also a sophisticated remote touch mouselike controller. Basically, it's a center console mouse pad that controls the infotainment system. And it sounds like a good idea at first, but in practice, it's not very easy to master. Bottom line, the 2017 Lexus RX 350 has been popular for a long time, and with good reason. It's a comfortable, quiet, and generally impressive luxury SUV. There are a few excellent rivals worth checking out, though. We recommend looking at the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the Acura MDX, and the BMW X3. For more Edmunds expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
2017 Lexus RX 350 Expert Rundown Review
Looking for a well-rounded luxury crossover? The 2017 Lexus RX 350 might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite RX 350 safety features:
- Lexus Safety System+
- Bundle includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation/automatic braking, and lane departure warning/lane keeping assist.
- Lexus Enform Safety Connect
- This system can automatically alert emergency services in the event of a crash or distress. Also includes a stolen vehicle locator.
- Panoramic Rearview Camera
- Maximizing the 12.3-inch widescreen display, the panoramic rearview camera gives a broad look at what's behind you before you back up.
2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV for Sale
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 is a direct descendent of a sneaky revolutionary, the 1999 RX 300 that pioneered the now-crowded luxury crossover segment. Thanks to a redesign for 2016, the RX 350 is more athletic looking and well-tailored than ever before. And with that bold grille right up front, it's undeniably distinctive.
Under the new skin is a more comfortable, versatile interior that's spectacularly illuminated with ambient lighting. The RX's leather-trimmed cockpit elegantly blends the best of a sedan's comfort with the usability of a utility wagon. There's plenty of legroom and headroom, plus enough onboard entertainment options to keep the kids amused until they have kids of their own.
While it's hardly optimized for off-road work, Lexus lifted the RX's all-independent suspension slightly last year, allowing it to clear more obstacles than you might think. The engine is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 295 horsepower and matched to an unobtrusive eight-speed automatic transmission. Both front- and all-wheel drive are offered. The RX 350's brother, the RX 450h (reviewed separately), uses the same body shell and features a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain.
The EPA rates the front-wheel drive RX 350 at 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city/27 mpg highway), and the all-wheel-drive model at 19 city/26 highway).
Compared to previous Lexus RXs, this one handles significantly better. The standard RX 350 wheels are 18 inches in diameter, with the sportier F-Sport model equipped with 20-inch wheels and more aggressive tires. The F-Sport also gets an adaptive suspension, quicker and more responsive steering and F-Sport badges.
Sporty, however, is a relative term, as any RX 350 is more comfortable cruising on road than trying to set a track record. Ultimately, the RX is only modestly powerful, and the suspension is softly sprung. Moreover, if you need a third-row seat, you can't get one in the RX 350. But if you only need two rows, rest assured that the RX 350's sliding and reclining backseat is satisfyingly spacious, even for larger adults.
When the first Lexus RX went on sale way back when, it was the obvious choice in luxury crossovers. After all, it was the only luxury crossover. Now the market is overrun with the breed, so choosing the right one for you means doing some solid research. That's what we give you here at Edmunds.com. Use all of our tools and enjoy knowing you made an informed and confident choice.
2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV Overview
What do people think of the 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV?
2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,115. The average price paid for a new 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $3,223 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is5.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
The 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,783. The average price paid for a new 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,951 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,951 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$43,832.
The average savings for the 2017 Lexus RX 350 SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is6.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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