2018 Lexus RX 350

2018 Lexus RX 350
Save up to $4,919
MSRP range
$43,470 - $50,520

What’s new

  • The 2018 RX 350 is unchanged
  • Represents the second year of the fourth-generation RX

Pros

  • Attractive cabin 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

Cons

  • Less overall cargo capacity than competitors
  • Optional tech interface is distracting to use while driving
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Top consumer reviews

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Nice, comfortable ride with a few minor flaws
AL, 6/25/2018
Coming from 2016 Accord V6-EX sedan, which is already a very feature packed vehicle, the first impression on 2018 RX 350 AWD is the much smoother and cushy ride. Accord had a very jerky transmission I had to fight with and an aggressive fuel savings (25-35 MPG on Accord vs 15-20 on RX) from which the gear switching and the ride comfort suffered. RX seems to have a much better sound system - at least it has the mids, comfortable and more adjustable seats - compared to the headrest tilting too much forward, and a large 12 inch entertainment screen (comes with NAV) - though it is not a touch screen and the controls are awkward and sluggish as compared to the touch screen and nearly perfect integration with smartphones as well as fast response time on the Accord. RX has a much larger and versatile storage / hauling capabilities, although the two are not in the same category. Looking further, the RX has a working Sport mode, where on the Accord the sport mode seems to ride two gears down from where it is supposed to be - driving at 4-5k RPM at 40-60mph makes one look like an idiot on the Accord. The Accord seems to have better dash and door materials and they are not as marr prone as on RX where after a week you can definatelly notice dust and smudges in places you touched them with your hands. No wonder my neighbors are washing and cleaning their RX every week. Paint seems much better and thicker on the RX where as on the new Accord models it is skin deep - after two years of driving on the highway, the front is littered with paint deeps and chips from tiny road dirt. One thing however that is not acceptable from Lexus is the requirement to pay to use the remote starter ($80-96/yr, even though it is already installed with push start) and the fact that once the vehicle is remotely started the vehicle shuts off as soon as you enter it - some safety nonsense. Accord also has a remote starter built in and it works at get go from the key fob; you can get into the car and press break+start to continue without the car ever shutting off - again this is the ideal implementation here and shame on Lexus for making us pay for a half baked nickel and dime solution. If you leave the remote inside Accord, the car won't let you lock and will beep at you, while the Lexus does none of that. Another thing to note is how loud the engine is on the RX from outside compared to the other new cars which are barely audible when new. There is also some loud knocking heard from the engine while parked as well as some whining when driving at 70 mph or higher and slightly holding the gas pedal - it generates noise similar to engine being revved up and let go (like it is running out of gas), all the while you are pressing the gas pedal consistently. Read some reviews and some suggested to wait a few thousand miles at which point the noises should disappear. Until then, these are my observations. To be continued.
Away from my sports car era
Tyler Toby, 5/22/2018
Pretty awesome car, or SUV, depending on your view. So please to move from Audi A5 which I loved to this new beast. Comfort level is extraordinary and a drives very easily. Very happy with this purchase.
3rd Lexus, 2nd RX F-SPORT...
ACBENOVA, 6/2/2018
My 2015 RX350 F-SPORT was almost done. Lexus was offering to pay for last 3 months and disposition fee if I stayed loyal to the brand. Normally I would've just leased another Lexus but the spindle grill had me on the fence. I looked at 2018 Range Rover Velar and 2018 Audi Q7. The Velar was a stunner but questionable reliability and first year production scared me. I actually looked at the Audi Q5 first but liked the Q7 better. It was a toss up between the RX and Q7 but I would've had to buy the 4 cylinder Q7 just to be close to the RX's lease deal and that's not even counting the the 3 payments plus disposition fee Lexus was giving. In the end I couldn't pass up the Lexus. I leased an F-SPORT because I actually liked the aggressive design. The 2018 RX F-SPORT is better in every way to my previous RX F-SPORT except for seat comfort. I think the new seats are a tad bit too aggressively bolstered. I'm getting used to it however. I also highly recommend getting the Levinson stereo . It's simply divine. I'm happy with my decision. Lexus service is second to none and they make the best vehicles.
RX350 #6 for me and the BEST one yet.
rmcarr12, 3/5/2018
Exceeded my expectations at every level. Awesome car, great price, straightforward deal. This vehicle is so much more than the prior versions. Most notably, more powerful engine and EIGHT gears for VERY smooth acceleration.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$44,870
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$43,470
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$50,520
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$49,120
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite RX 350 safety features:

Lexus Safety System+
Bundle includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation and 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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Lexus RX 350 vs. the competition

2018 Lexus RX 350

2018 Lexus RX 350

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

Lexus RX 350 vs. Acura MDX

The MDX is a little sportier than the RX 350. We're also big fans of the optional all-wheel-drive system that Acura offers. There's also standard seating for seven; in comparison, the regular 350 only seats five. But we've found the Acura's interior looks and feels less luxurious than the Lexus'. There's a commendable amount of standard safety equipment and technology on both models.

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Lexus RX 350 vs. Audi Q5

The Q5 looks more understated when parked next to the Lexus RX. And while all-wheel drive is optional on the Lexus, it comes standard on the Q5. Although the Q5 lacks the option for a V6 engine, it doesn't lack for performance. The Q5 offers similar interior space but gives you more cargo room thanks to its more traditional styling.

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Lexus RX 350 vs. Toyota Highlander

The Highlander might not be as luxurious as the RX 350, but it is bigger and more versatile thanks to its standard seven-passenger seating. As with the Lexus, all-wheel drive is optional, and the two SUVs share a common powertrain if you pick the optional V6 engine on the Highlander. The Highlander also offers lower-price trim levels. The Lexus has a more comfortable ride quality and a nicer interior, befitting its Lexus badge.

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2018 Lexus RX 350 for Sale

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2018 Lexus RX 350 Overview

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and F SPORT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Lexus RX 350?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Lexus RX 350 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 RX 350 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 RX 350.

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Lexus RX 350?
2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,515. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $4,919 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is8.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $52,800. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,761 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,761 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$50,039.

The average savings for the 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is5.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $4,506 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,506 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$42,139.

The average savings for the 2018 Lexus RX 350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is9.7% below the MSRP.

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